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Our Mission

NASA Harvest’s mission is to enable and advance adoption of satellite Earth observations by public and private organizations to benefit food security, agriculture, and human and environmental resiliency in the US and worldwide.

Our Approach

We are a Consortium of multidisciplinary and multisectoral actors from around the world, led and implemented by the Harvest Hub at the University of Maryland. Our Consortium brings together world-renown experts working on environmental, economic, and social aspects of agriculture in universities, research centers, industry, space agencies, humanitarian organizations, ministries of agriculture, and more.

our approach

All of our work is driven by end user needs. We co-develop our projects with end users ranging from agricultural industry to the food security early warning community, from global trade organizations/associations to the major national, regional, and global policy frameworks (e.g. G20 AgricultureUN Sustainable Development Goals, UNFCCC, Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction).


our prioritiesspacerOur Priorities

Harvest has prioritized 3 impact areas:
    - agricultural land use
    - agricultural sustainability
    - agricultural productivity

We aim to improve each of these areas as well as the methods and products which provide actionable information and insight about them, from farm to global scales.

We are a diverse Consortium with geographic emphases in the United States and in Eastern Africa, and particular foci on innovation in field data collection, public-private partnerships, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and data integration and sharing through open platforms.