Sustaining a Hungry World with Data
Food shortages that leave communities languishing. Unpredictable weather that leads the cost of staples to skyrocket. Farmers that rely on a thriving market to provide for their families.
The Agriculture Program Area promotes the use of Earth observations to strengthen food security, support market stability and protect human livelihoods. Together with partners in the United States and around the world, we help bolster food security, improve agricultural resilience and reduce price volatility for vulnerable communities.
NASA Harvest Consortium is NASA's food and agriculture program, made up of over 40 partners commissioned by NASA and led by the University of Maryland. We connect top researchers, humanitarian aid organizations, economists, policymakers and other leaders to the timely, accurate and actionable information they need to prepare for and respond to spikes in food prices, weather-related food shortages and other events.