Landsat Helps Bolster Food Security

Fact Sheet 2016-3060
Prepared in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration



One of the cruelest, most complex narratives in the world today (2019) is written in the hunger of sub-Saharan Africa. When famine is the only yield from the scorched Earth, survival often depends on a heart-rending calculation—how far is the distant feeding center and how close is the nearest well?

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Landsat helps bolster food security (ver. 1.1, September 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3060, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat helps bolster food security
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3060
DOI 10.3133/fs20163060
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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