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Initiatives


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Harvest Africa

The Harvest Africa initiative leverages world-class technical expertise, scaling and applying machine learning and EO-based data and tools across East and Southern Africa in addition to supporting operational EO-based agricultural monitoring. We aim to advance innovative satellite-driven methods to produce automated within season crop type and crop-specific condition products that support agricultural assessments. We directly involve national and regional agencies in the development process to ensure smooth transition to the respective government agency or partner.

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Rapid Response in Agriculture

Remotely-sensed satellite data is especially useful when accurate and near-real-time data is needed quickly, whether in response to acute food insecurity threats such as drought and regional conflict or for policy implementation following severe whether events and unforeseen disasters. Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptive affects on agricultural production, crop harvests, food markets, and agricultural supply chains, the NASA Harvest Rapid Response Initiative enables consortium partners to quickly respond to emerging priorities and crises. Our partners are conducting research and building end-user-drive tools to monitor impacts on national reporting, surveys, and statistics throughout the season.

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U.S. Domestic Agriculture

NASA Harvest places a strong focus on agricultural production, market monitoring, sustainable farming practices, and public private partnerships throughout the United States. As one of the world’s leading food suppliers and agricultural consumers, domestic agriculture is a primary area of focus for our partners and research teams.