NASA Harvest News
Harvest partner and IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Glauber, explains the value of EO for agriculture market stability. His work with Harvest focuses on providing market participants with real-time information for improved decision making.
Dr. Nakalembe, Harvest's Eastern Africa Lead, introduced the GEOGLAM Initiative and NASA Harvest to the expert groups, giving examples of the impact of EO data used in Eastern Africa.
Consortium partner Dr. David Lobell and colleagues at Stanford University and The University of Florida explore the use of stand-alone satellite data for evaluating crop rotation methods.
Their work addresses impacts of water scarcity, its wide-reaching effects across Africa, and the increase in adverse occurrences with population growth.
Dr. Kerner is leveraging remote sensing data and machine learning methods to deliver insights about the state and yield forecast of major crops during the growing season, rather than post-harvest.
Welcome Mehdi Hosseini to the Harvest Hub!
Dr. Hosseini has expertise in models for environmental applications using radar and optical remote sensing. He'll work with Harvest on physical, statistical and machine learning approaches for agricultural models.
Upcoming Events
Webinar: Using Satellite Imagery for Early Warning of Productivity Constraints
October 31, 2019
Register for the upcoming webinar on " Using Satellite Imagery for Early Warning of Productivity Constraints " - supported by Harvest and hosted by the IFPRI Food Security Portal. Our partners will give presentations and conduct discussions on crop yield and monitoring, using satellite data in African countries, the intersection of remote sensing and socioeconomic data with application, ground-truthed satellite data for yield mapping, and drone data for yield monitoring.
AGU 100 Fall Meeting
 December 9-13, 2019
The Harvest Session " Four Decades and Counting: Earth Observations and Agricultural Monitoring " at AGU invites abstracts that demonstrate the utilization of or showcase the impact of NASA data, services, and tools for agricultural monitoring and assessment. Perspectives from researchers through end users are welcome toward weaving a cohesive narrative of the impact of NASA Earth on global agriculture and food security while identifying challenges and opportunities for enhancing the use of EO for agricultural monitoring.
Keep an eye out for our next newsletter detailing additional Harvest sessions!
The " Earth Observations and Environmental Modeling for Agriculture and Food Security " session will advance the use of satellite and airborne Earth observations, ground observational networks and modeling tools to support decision in agriculture and food security.