Past Winners

Meet the winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

The winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 were awarded on Monday 30th November at the first ever virtual awards ceremony. Winners from Spain, Italy and Kenya took home their share of the 10,000 euro prize pool. Our congratulations to all the participants, finalists, grand finalists and winners of this year's Prize for all their hard work to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact.

» Read the press release: Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020
» Meet the grand finalists and winners: Results Brochure 2020

First prize: Graniot - Spain

One third of the water used in Europe goes to the agricultural sector. In Spain, that number rises to almost 80% and a part of it is wasted and/or contaminated by inefficient fertilising practices. Graniot offers a web application for agronomists and farmers to conduct weekly crop monitoring by using European satellite technologies to focus on vigour, chlorophyll, and water stress. With a background in telecommunications engineering, the co-founders are on a mission to bring a more sustainable agriculture to Southern Europe.


Title of Entry: Graniot - Satellite crop monitoring

Video: Winner Interview

Second prize: Genuine - Italy

Genuine is a unique web application to support farmers with identifying the crop borders, crop stress, and to guide tractor paths for optimal fertilization and irrigation. The solution combines Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and Galileo signals to generate prescription maps and to improve farmers’ activities in the field. The team aims to provide an integrated Copernicus and EGNSS solution that accelerates the transition to sustainable agriculture.

Title of Entry: Genuine - Optimising tractor navigation route

Video: 2nd Place Interview

Third prize: AI4OceanFarming - France/Morocco/Spain

This solution studies the feasibility of establishing a space-connected ocean farming system. AI4OceanFarming identifies ocean farming threats to mitigate losses and increase the success rate and performance of this farm sector. This analysis is done by merging satellite data from Copernicus together with GNSS, Mercator Ocean, ECMWF, in-situ data from IoT devices deployed on the field, and their own specialised databases. The team hopes to optimise the performance of ocean farming, increasing food security and minimising the overexploitation of ocean resources.

Title of Entry: AI4Ocean Farming - Using satellite data for ocean farming

Video: 3rd Place Interview

Special Africa Prize: GeoM&E – Kenya/Italy

GeoM&E offers farmers the opportunity to assess differences in agriculture fields over time and location, and enables users to assess vegetation phenology such as planting and harvesting. It specifically looks at the assessment of coffee farms in central Kenya, indicating the changes over time and areas where farmers could increase yield. The GeoM&E would provide African farmers with access to the geoinformation in just one click.

Title of Entry: GeoM&E

Video: Winner Special Africa Prize Interview