Launched in 2012, the Farming by Satellite Prize is an EU initiative by the European GNSS Agency in cooperation with the European Environment Agency. It’s 5th edition held in 2020 gave participants the opportunity to develop their innovative space-based agriculture ideas into sustainable solutions. Four winners were selected to take home a total of €10,000 in prize money. Returning for 2020, the special Africa prize challenged young Africans to develop solutions that catered for the specific needs and resources of African communities.
The competition aims to simultaneously promote the use of Copernicus, ENGOS, and Galileo data, as well as contribute to more sustainable practices in the agriculture industry. With the opportunity to develop a brand new idea, pitch it live to the jury, and take home prize money, the Farming by Satellite prize brings innovative ideas to the table and fosters the next generation of entrepreneurs. The 2020 edition was implemented by SpaceTec partners on behalf of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme. For more information, visit farmingbysatellite.eu.