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 encouraged young Africans to develop satellite-based solutions able to cater to the specific needs and resources of communities and lands in Africa.

Discover the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020, the grand finalists, winners, judges and much more!

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.

Watch the awards ceremony highlights for the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

And the winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 are...

The Farming by Satellite Prize 2020, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was awarded on Monday 30th November at the virtual awards ceremony. The overall winner, Graniot from Spain won €5,000 with their web application for agronomists and farmers to conduct weekly monitoring of their crops using European satellite technologies.

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 2020 Prizes

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