The U.S. Agency for International Development and NASA are scaling up their collaborative efforts in developing technological solutions to international development challenges such as food security, climate change, energy and environmental management.
Under a five-year memorandum of understanding signed Monday (April 25), the two agencies will use Earth science data and apply geospatial technologies to address development and humanitarian challenges.
“Through our partnership with NASA, we can apply the latest, cutting-edge technology to deliver meaningful results for people in developing countries in areas like health, food security and water,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said. “It’s a prime example of our efforts to use the power of science and technology to tackle today’s pressing development challenges.”
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