Assessment of DL damage

The extent of damage caused by DL invasion in various ecologies will be assessed to inform the interventions required for increased resilience in the affected areas by collecting data on direct damage to crops and pasturelands. The data on damage will be compared with productivity of crops and pastureland determined through a baseline assessment carried out at the inception phase. The data will include types of vegetation affected, severity of the damage caused, amount of vegetation lost and land area affected. The damage assessments will be carried out by teams of experts constituted with guidance from MITT and LCC. The team of experts will develop a data-collection tool for ease and uniformity of gathering the necessary information. Data collection will be achieved through ground assessments, satellite imaging and associated geospatial technologies in affected areas. The information generated will be stored at the LCC, and will be processed and used in food and livelihood security decision-making.