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We've Changed our Name: EOFSAC is now Harvest

Oct 5, 2018

When you’re a farmer, and you use objective, accurate, and actionable information to sow your seeds, your yield is greater. Your crop is stronger. Your harvest is more bountiful.

EOFSAC is now Harvest, because we’re focused on outcomes—for decision makers, for the food supply, for the… Read more

Economists are using satellite data to help refine market prices of important crops.

How Drought Affects Crop Prices

Oct 1, 2018

A prolonged heatwave in northern Europe created havoc in the summer of 2018. Sweden was blazing with uncharacteristic wildfires; swaths of the United Kingdom turned brown; and Germany endured a summer-long drought. Now, experts say the prolonged hot and dry conditions affected this year's… Read more

Figure 2. Overflight conducted by manned aircraft on April 11th, 2018. After data was processed, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) maps generated for rice (a.) and corn (b.) were used to select sub-areas within each field for UAS and ground data surveying.

Texas A&M advances crop observation and yield prediction through UAS and Satellite data comparison

Sep 24, 2018

NASA Harvest partners at Texas A&M are working to evaluate the precision and suitability of rotorcraft-type small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), fixed-wing aircraft (Cessna), and satellite (accessed through the GEOGLAM and Harvest networks) for observing crop stresses and predicting yield… Read more

Field data

Together with FEWS NET, NASA Harvest compiles comprehensive archive of sub-national agricultural statistics

Aug 21, 2018

It may be a surprise to some that a global historical archive of official agricultural production statistics, at a sub-national level, does not already exist.  However, it does not, and that is the object of an Harvest-funded effort to locate, compile and make accessible every country’s… Read more

Satellite imagery

Summary of GEOGLAM-CEOS Workshop on Data and Systems Requirements for Operational Agricultural Monitoring Released

Aug 14, 2018

From April 17-19 2018, the GEOGLAM-CEOS Workshop on Data and Systems Requirements for Operational Agricultural Monitoring, hosted at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy, brought together operational users of satellite data for agricultural monitoring at national… Read more