The ePest surveillance app is android based application which is maintained by the National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Department of Agriculture, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. The main purpose is to collect and share real-time information on pests of Agricultural crops and send data via internet. It is connected to a central server that will allow rapid data entry, collation and analysis, and makes the data reports available in real time to the participating Gewogs, Dzongkhags and Research Centres. Any desired combination of qualitative and quantitative outputs can be generated, that may be used to develop strategic pest management plans. As the system gathers and store information for any given time period, it will allow the to study the trend of pests occurrence with reference to contributing factors such as climate change and changing crop production system. The trend in pest occurrence under variable climatic conditions will enable us to develop pest forecasting and Early Warning system. The application is compatible with android version 6 and above only.
The application was developed with financial assistance from FAO TCP project: Strengthening of the e-agriculture environment and developing ICT-mediated agricultural solutions for countries in Asia-Pacific.
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