Farming by satellite

How can we use
Satellite Technologies
to improve Agriculture and
reduce Environmental Impact?




The Prize rewards young innovators* exploring the use of satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact.


An initiative of the European GNSS Agency and the European Environment Agency, the Farming by Satellite Prize invites applicants to submit their ideas for a more sustainable, productive and efficient agriculture industry in Europe.


Returning in 2020, the Special Africa Prize encourages young Africans to develop satellite-based solutions able to cater to the specific needs and resources of communities and lands in Africa.

*Participation in the contest is open to young farmers, young academics and young professionals, below the age of 32 at the time of the application submission deadline. For full eligibility criteria, including residency/citizenship requirements, please read here

Rewarding success and innovation

The aim of the prize is to promote Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) services in agriculture. We’re looking for new ideas and innovations, particularly those relying upon European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the GALILEO system, or Copernicus. Entries can be from individuals or teams, and be about any type of agriculture.

And the winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2018 are...

The Farming by Satellite Prize 2018, promoting the use of satellite technologies in  agriculture, was awarded on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner, team Teagasc from Dublin, Ireland won €5,000 with their idea for FODDERApp, a complete system and mobile app for grass and grazing management.

More details here!

Students and young professionals – Combine your knowledge and creativity together and submit your ideas that use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and the environment.

Professors and Lecturers –  Share this opportunity with your students working at the intersection of space technologies and agriculture. You can also build it into your teaching programme for the semester and support your students with their applications.

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The Prize

1st place  - €5,000
2nd place - €3,000
3rd place  - €1,000
Special Africa Prize  - €1,000

And an expenses-paid trip to participate in the final stage of the competition, and the Award Ceremony. A group of expert judges will review every idea.