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Tanzania drone work

Sharing Drones for Agriculture experiences at UNWDF 2018

Nov 30, 2018

In the last 7 months, WeRobotics, Tanzania Flying Labs and Agrinfo have been gathering field data in rural Tanzania for the NASA Harvest Consortium’s “Pre-Harvest loss for smallholder farmers” initiative in collaboration with IFPRI and University of Maryland. Data acquisition included 2 rounds… Read more

Inbal Becker-Reshef presents on Harvest Consortium at Global Grains Geneva

Harvest leadership presents on importance of satellite data for agriculture at Global Grains and AMIS events

Nov 26, 2018

Three NASA Harvest representatives - Dr. Chris Justice (Harvest Chief Scientist), Brian Barker (Crop Monitor for AMIS Coordinator), and Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef (Harvest Program Director) - participated last week at the AMIS Information Group Meeting hosted by the World Trade Organization, and… Read more

AMIS-GEOGLAM partnership

Untapping the potential for wider use of Earth Observation in Monitoring Agriculture Production

Nov 21, 2018

There is international consensus that timely and transparent information on crop conditions and production prospects is more critical than ever. Such information has a key role to play in ensuring market transparency and stability, providing early warning of food shortages to guide humanitarian… Read more

Ag monitoring

Review finds fundamental gaps and new opportunities for world’s agricultural monitoring systems

Nov 15, 2018

The world’s agricultural monitoring systems provide up-to-date information on food production to decision makers that is crucial to global and national food security. When prices become dangerously volatile—as they did during the food price crisis of 2007-2011—these systems spread critical… Read more

Bill Salas presents SAR applications in crop mapping and modeling

NASA harvest partners present at the ASA-CSSA 2018 special session symposium

Nov 9, 2018

A special symposium on “Advances in the Use of Earth Observations for Crop Modeling and Monitoring for Food Security” was organized by NASA harvest partners (Dr. Chris Justice and Dr. Varaprasad Bandaru of the UMD Harvest Hub) along with Dr. Jerry Hatfield, a member of the AgMIP Executive… Read more