NASA Harvest News
NASA Harvest's Gabriel Tseng presents Presto, a light weight, pre-trained model for creating large scale land cover maps for regions with limited field labels. Presto has been used in previous NASA Harvest mapping campaigns across Eastern Africa. Learn more about how Presto was developed and is improving global cropland mapping.
A team from NASA Harvest is developing new methods to improve how the world monitors global sunflower production with special attention to Ukraine and Russia, which are the largest producers and exporters of the crop.
This collaboration with the Ukraine Club of Agricultural Business (UCAB) builds on NASA Harvest’s ongoing efforts to provide transparent, timely information on Ukraine’s agricultural production and the impact of the war, and will assist in the post-war recovery efforts.
A recent NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day article features analysis from the April GEOGLAM Crop Monitor report highlighting recent drought in the Philippines and the potential impact on local agriculture.

With large parts of the country receiving only 45-75% of their average rainfall so far in 2024, Pantabangan Lake in the Central Luzon has seen its levels drop 10m below levels at this time last year.

With the lake irrigating more than 1,000 square kilometers of surrounding rice fields, expected continued drought could pose challenges to rice cultivation in the region.
From Seeds to Satellites: Supporting Food Security Through Satellite Technology
NASA Harvest and our US-focused sister consortium, NASA Acres, participated in the Joint NASA and USDA Seeds to Satellites exposition. The consortia showcased how NASA leverages the power of satellite imagery and data analytics to address critical issues in agriculture and helps communities respond to food security threats.
Upcoming Events
NASA's ARSET (Applied Remote Sensing Training Program) is hosting a three day training on the use of Earth observation data for humanitarian applications. The training will feature strategies and techniques for flood risk assessments, gauging long-term heat risk in refugee camps, and monitoring drought effects on agricultural landscapes. The training is free and open to the public, and a recording will be available afterwards.