NASA Harvest News
Watch NASA Harvest Africa Lead Catherine Nakalembe at the AAAS News Briefing on the Use of Technology for Addressing Food Security Risks
Dr. Nakalembe has received worldwide renown for her capacity developing efforts to strengthen food security in Eastern Africa and beyond. As a Ugandan native, a "Nalongo" (mother of twins), and committed scientist, she is passionate about ensuring food security for all.

Be sure to check out Dr. Nakalembe's feature profile by NASA Earth !
NASA Harvest in collaboration with the USDA, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and GEOGLAM conducted a successful workshop on emerging technologies for the agricultural industry. Keep an eye out in our next newsletter for the full meeting report and speaker presentations!
Cooperative efforts between our partners of the Famine for Early Warning Systems Network team, the Climate Hazards Center, and NASA Goddard scientists led to the release of a special report focused on rainfall conditions in E. Africa.
Our colleagues at Stanford University continue research in the U.S. Corn Belt, recently publishing an article in Environmental Research Letters titled “Satellites reveal a small positive yield effect from conservation tillage across the US Corn Belt.”
Dr. Sahajpal, located at the NASA Harvest Hub at UMD, has been invited to act as a guest editor for a special issue on Cropland Carbon in the journal Land. Submit your paper today!
Capacity building activities continue to develop in Eastern Africa with recent training for the region led by Dr. Catherine Lilian Nakalembe, Assistant Research Professor and NASA Harvest lead for Eastern Africa and Mali.
Upcoming Events
NASA Harvest is excited to announce that Dr. Inbal Becker-Reshef and Dr. Alyssa Whitcraft along with several of our partners (Belen Franch, Ian Jarvis, Rogerio Bonifacio, and Mario Zappacosta) will participate on the scientific committee for the EO for Agriculture Under Pressure meeting. The meeting will focus on the use and implementation of EO for agricultural decision-making and food security impacts.
Chris Justice, Alyssa Whitcraft, and Jean-Claude Roger will represent NASA Harvest at various sessions during the 2020 IGARSS Symposium . Conference topics will center around modern remote sensing developments, scientific collaboration and idea-exchange, identification of trends in the industry, and networking across the international remote sensing community. Session details are forthcoming, but here is a sneak peak of what Harvest has planned.