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Supporting Sustainable Intensification of Farming from Space

Supporting Sustainable Intensification of Farming from Space

Farming concerns us all. It shapes our landscapes and brings food to our tables. So while at least in the developed world only a small percentage of the population works in the farming sector, the impact their work has is huge. Add to that that the global population is rising and you’ll understand what challenges the sector faces.

Tackling drought issues for food security

"This summer’s drought is a harsh reminder of how unusual weather can cause havoc for farmers – even in a rich part of the world like Western Europe. While there is a wealth of satellite data available to help predict the risk of drought, it can be daunting for a non-expert to handle. ESA’s Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform makes this task much easier."

Read more on what the Food Security TEP can do to support managing droughts in this article on the ESA website.


Apply for sponsored usership!

Do you have a great idea of how to use satellite information to help making agricultural in Europe and Africa sustainably more efficient? Do you want to try out the unique capabilities of the Food Security TEP as well? So we have good news for you! There is a limited budget still available for additional users within our Early Adopters Program! 

At the moment please contact us ( with your short proposal of what you want to do. The invitation for short proposals is open as long as there is budget left, so take your chances today and contact us. If you are still unsure, please come back to this website soon as we will provide more information and help for applications on our website soon.

Finished - Unexpected Platform Maintenamce

Dear users, the platform maintenance has finished and the platform is available again since 14:00 CET. Many thanks for patience! ------- Dear Food Security TEP user, due to an unexpected maintenance issue on the platform, the platform itself will be unavailable today until 17:00 CET. Yet, our website will remain unaffected. Please excuse the inconvenience!

Agriculture User Workshop 2018

On 5th and 6th of March 2018, the Food Security platform team organized a workshop at the ESRIN facilities of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Frascati, Italy bringing together its diverse agricultural user community. The workshop, titled “EO for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture”, brought together stakeholders from the public sector including science and education, from the farming and insurance industry as well as from organizations providing EO services. More details can be found here.

Aquaculture User Workshop

On March 8, 2018 Hatfield Consultants led a user workshop titled “Supporting Sustainable Aquaculture Production from Space” at FAO in Rome, Italy. It brought together various stakeholders to discuss the use of high-performance cloud-computing systems that use satellite Earth Observation (EO) datasets to support sustainable aquaculture development. A short summary as well as the presentations can be found here.