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Who We Are

A sub-program of NASA Harvest, SARA serves to support the development of sustainable agricultural policies and market incentives by promoting the adoption of regenerative agriculture and greater resiliency in the supply chain.

SARA is a public-good, multi-stakeholder, innovative pre-competitive forum for researchers and private industry to come together to advance Earth observations-based tools, integrative methods, and knowledge about adoption and impacts of sustainable and regenerative agriculture techniques.

How to Join SARA

SARA Founding Sponsor:

  • First people asked to be at the forefront of moving beyond concepts into operational policy and decision support.
  • Access to Innovation Endeavors & Farm2050 engagements. 
  • Standing Member of the Harvest Corporate Consortium on Sustainability.
  • First look at data and findings from SARA research.
  • Prominent logo display on SARA website and materials.
  • Speaking roles at the SARA Roundtable events. 
  • Exclusive recruitment info session and first choice for scheduling communication with top UMD students.  

SARA Accelerator:

  • First look at data and findings from SARA research.
  • Prominent logo display on SARA website and materials.
  • Speaking roles at the SARA Roundtable events. 
  • Access to UMD student lists for recruiting purposes  

SARA Backer (Non-Profit Only)

  • Invitation to SARA Roundtable Events.
  • Logo inclusion on SARA Website.  

Broad Benefits to Supporting SARA

1. Support evidence-based policy, feed into ecosystem services payments, and empower farmer decision-making.
2. Demonstrate a commitment to sustainability & fighting climate change.
3. Support global food security.
4. Pre-competitive forum to connect agribusiness where the science is happening.
5. Access the world’s top scientists and innovators on sustainability, remote sensing, soil health, and global change.



Are you a SARA Researcher?

If you are interested in working with the SARA Science Team on the R&D side, please submit a contact form.

Harvest SARA Science Team


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