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Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture (SARA)

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The NASA Harvest Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture (SARA) Initiative is a public-good, multi-stakeholder, innovative pre-competitive forum for researchers and private industry to come together to advance Earth observations-based tools, integrative methods, and knowledge about adoption and impacts of sustainable and regenerative agriculture techniques. SARA is Led and coordinated by NASA Harvest through philanthropic contributions to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.

Visit the SARA website to learn more and support this exciting new endeavor!

What we do

1. We convene agricultural stakeholders from public and private sectors alike to identify key knowledge priorities in support of helping agriculture in the US and worldwide become net climate positive, environmentally sustainable, and economically resilient.


2. We convene top scientists and practitioners from multiple disciplines to answer key questions about agricultural land use and regenerative farming practices:


SARA areas of focus


3. We unpack the value of industry data and insights and satellite-based information to rapidly grow a robust evidence base for SARA practices, which in turn inform farm decisions to global policy.


4. We develop map and information products on agricultural land use practices & outcomes.


SARA program


SARA initiative