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Rapid Action for Policy Support (RAPS)

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Remotely-sensed satellite data is especially useful when accurate and near-real-time information is needed quickly, whether in response to acute food insecurity threats like drought and regional conflict or for policy implementation following unforeseen disasters. The NASA Harvest Rapid Action for Policy Support (RAPS) Initiative enables consortium partners to quickly respond to emerging priorities and crises by conducting research and building tools to monitor statistics throughout the season. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruptive affects on agricultural production, crop harvests, food markets, and supply chains, we have developed a free online tool to help users perform various agricultural analyses.

Visit the NASA Harvest COVID-19 Dashboard to explore the impacts of the pandemic on the agricultural sector.