NASA Food Security

NASA Food Security

NASA recognizes that global food security and resilience represents a major societal challenge for the coming decades. Earth observations and Earth science data, models, and knowledge, provide essential information and tools to support the functioning and resilience of food systems.

NASA is interested in exploring and determining how remote sensing data can help to transform the understanding of, and approaches to, agriculture and food security.

To achieve these goals NASA has established an agency-wide Food Security Office to partner with Harvest—a multidisciplinary NASA-funded program led by the University of Maryland to enhance the use of satellite data in decision making related to food security and agriculture.

NASA Food Security


  • Explores the research needs and technical barriers that limit the operational use of Earth observations by decision makers.

  • Facilitates complementary NASA intra-program coordination.

  • Coordinates NASA representation on governmental food production and distribution initiatives, assisting interagency programs that use NASA resources.

  • Fosters the assimilation of satellite and airborne remote sensing data into Earth systems models and other tools designed to address global food security challenges.

  • Assists with inter-agency coordination to advance state-of-the-art technology to public and private agencies focused on global food security challenges and to ensure that food security science and applications are incorporated into new satellite missions.


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    Applied Sciences Manager: Stephanie Uz

    Communications: Jamie Dulaney

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