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FAO develops a mobile phone app to monitor Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa

FAO develops a mobile phone app to monitor Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa
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e-agriculture , FAO 9 March 2018

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new mobile phone application FAMEWS (Fall Armyworm Monitoring & Early Warning System) in English and French.
The FAMEWS will help farmers and extension officers to collect and record information when scouting fields and checking pheromone traps for Fall Armyworm (FAW).
The easy to use and intuitive app is meant to be used by countries affected by the FAW in Africa.
Collected data can, once an internet connection is established, be transmitted to a centralized cloud by national FAW focal points before it is made available for further analysis and mappings.

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