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2018 Farming by Satellite Prize launched in European Parliament

06 March 2018

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Registration for the 4th Farming by Satellite Prize was officially opened at the conference "Agriculture: a new frontier for the European space policy" in the European Parliament on 06 March. The aim of the prize is to promote Europe's Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) services in agriculture.

This year, the 'Farming by Satellite' Prize has a top prize of €5,000 and asks the question: "How can we use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact?" Launching the competition Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs at DG Grow, said that the prize was an ideal way to give today's young generation of farmers the opportunity to shape the future of the sector.

Source: European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)

Image credit: GSA - The Farming by Satellite prize aims to promote EGNSS and Earth Observation services in agriculture.