Landsat Plays a Key Role in Reducing Hunger on Earth

Fact Sheet 2016-3059
Prepared in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration



The United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts 9.7 billion people will sit down every day to the global dinner table by 2050. If this prediction is correct, the world is going to need more crops, more livestock, and more efficient and sustainable agricultural practices.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Landsat plays a key role in reducing hunger on Earth (ver. 1.1, September 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3059, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat plays a key role in reducing hunger on earth
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3059
DOI 10.3133/fs20163059
Edition Version 1.0: August 24, 2016; Version 1.1 September 18, 2019
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
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