NASA Satellites Help Farmers in Central America's Dry Corridor

Unexpected shocks from natural hazards can affect populations throughout the globe, threatening sustainable development and resilience. However, the impacts of these events, such as extreme precipitation or drought, disproportionately affect the developing world where individuals often are not insured and live and work in conditions that leave them vulnerable to natural disasters. This can lead to significant economic and environmental challenges if preventive measures or mitigating measures are not taken in time. To reduce risks from natural disasters and build climate resilience, decision makers are using NASA Earth observations to develop index-based insurance products and protect low-income customers in Central America, especially in the region known as the Dry Corridor.

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Music credit: "Beautiful Serenity," Samuel Karl Bohn & Anthony Phillips," Universal Production Music
Additional footage courtesy of World Food Programme

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer, Editor, Writer
Dalia Kirschbaum (GSFC): Lead Scientist
Iker Llabres (MiCRO): Interviewee
Joy Ng (USRA): Narrator
Maria-Jose Vinas: Project Support

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