Earth  ID: 13646

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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Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Joy Ng (USRA): Lead Narrator
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Lead Project Support
Iker Llabres (Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organization): Interviewee
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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Keywords:
SVS >> Drought
GCMD >> Location >> El Salvador
GCMD >> Location >> Central America
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Dry Corridor

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0