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Harvest Researchers Help Tackle a Toxic Practice in Thailand

Feb 11, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand made international headlines last week when the air pollution in the city reached such toxic levels officials were forced to close hundreds of schools. Although the dangerously poor air quality in the Thai capital is largely caused by vehicle emissions and factory exhaust,… Read more

Noeli Timbindi farms her maize field in Gnagna Province, Burkina Faso using water-harvesting techniques she learned through Lutheran World Relief’s current resilience-focused programming in the Sahel region. The R2R initiative will build on this work to help smallholder farmers coping with the effects of poor rainfall and rising food prices. Credit: Jake Lyell for Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief responds to critical food needs in West Africa’s Sahel

Jan 22, 2019

The Relief to Resilience in the Sahel (R2R) project will help more than 8,200 farming families in Burkina Faso, Mali & Niger recover from devastating food crisis & better prepare for future… Read more


Harvest works with Latin American institute and Ministry in the exchange of geospatial technologies for agriculture

Jan 16, 2019

In order to learn about the current state of the use of agricultural monitoring systems based on satellite observations, Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) experts met this month in Santiago, Chile with Alyssa Whitcraft, Antonio… Read more


Blending CHIRPS Data And GEFS Forecasts For An Enhanced Rainfall Forecast Product

Jan 11, 2019

This article originally produced for the UCSB Climate Hazards Center Blog by Martin Landsfeld, Laura Harrison, Chris Funk, and Juliet Way-Henthorne.  

Background – CHIRPS    
The… Read more

NASA Harvest at AGU

NASA Harvest promotes Earth Observations for Agriculture at AGU 2018

Dec 18, 2018

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual Fall meeting was held last week in Washington DC. With more than twenty thousand attendees, AGU is the largest international conference of researchers in the world. Harvest leadership and many partners had a significant presence at dozens of sessions, … Read more