NASA Harvest is a new, multidisciplinary program commissioned by NASA and led by the University of Maryland to enhance the use of satellite data in decision making related to food security and agriculture domestically and globally.
Events such as food price spikes and food shortages related to severe weather underscore the risks associated with knowledge gaps around food production and supply. Decision makers gaining access to timely, objective, accurate, and actionable information can strengthen food security, market stability, and human livelihoods. It is from this decision maker perspective that Harvest is driven: we are focused on enhancing the uptake and transition of satellite data and the methods to use it by those working in the realms of food security and agriculture. Through a multidisciplinary Consortium of over 40 partners who are leaders in their fields, we are advancing the state of the science and the adoption of Earth observations in support of informed decisions for food security & agriculture.
Earth Observations Transform Approaches to Food Security