Farming from Space: Digital Innovation for Agriculture

January 21, 2021

Farming from Space: Digital Innovation for Agriculture

The webinar “Farming from Space: Digital Innovation for Agriculture”, taking place on 28th January, will welcome companies, technicians and decision-makers to share expert knowledge and opinions about present and future scenarios, promising technologies and methodologies, geoinformation data and services value for the development of sustainable agriculture.

High-level representatives of the following entities will take part within stakeholders roundtable: Bonifiche Ferraresi, AGEA, Land O'Lakes, ESA, FAO, JRC EC.

The scope of this event is to show satellite technologies for agriculture management as well as the challenges of scaling up innovative digital solutions and approaches that could support both smallholder farmers and institutions and decision-making actors in the complex global food and agriculture chain.

In particular, the webinar will focus on the technological remote sensing aspects of applications, data access, value index and case-studies that can be used for decision-making among the agriculture and food security communities.

e-GEOS will guide you on a journey aboard the rich portfolio of our services to discover the benefits of employing earth observation data and technologies in the agriculture supply chain.

Precision Sustainable Agriculture in the European R&D framework: projects and outcomes will be discussed; we will focus on our contribution to NIVA, CLEXIDRA, sustainable European agricultural productivity and also to the “Sentinels for Common Agricultural Policy (Sen4CAP)” European program. This latter, performed by a Consortium formed by e-GEOS and 4 other international companies, exploits the advanced galaxy of Copernicus satellites Sentinel, favoring the modernization and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy with validated algorithms, products, workflows and best practices for agriculture monitoring.

The Platform for risk evaluation and management in agriculture (PREMIA) is another noteworthy European project coordinated by e-GEOS, representing a useful tool both for farmers and insurance companies.

The platform, co-funded by ESA, by relying on BigData analysis, generates data, historical analysis and reports to support the activities of risk assessment and magnitude of impact related to extreme meteorological events.

The rich e-GEOS portfolio of products, in particular the AgriGeo platform, turns a large amount of satellite data into modular services for precision farming, a virtuous approach bringing benefits in terms of crop growth and well-being, planning of agronomic works (plowing, seeding, harvesting, fertilization), risk assessment, saving of resources, sustainability.

The AgriGeo digital platform extracts information to identify “activity markers”, from the processing of satellite time series and multisource data to delineate an automatic processing workflow based on farmers’ needs.