“Supporting Sustainable Food Production from Space”

2018 Food Security Platform Workshop at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Italy)

During the Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture workshop at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy in April 2016 the workshop participants formed the 'Partnership for Growth and Sustainability'. The Partnership formulated a number of recommendations and encouraged ESA to start implementing them in a new project to develop a Food Security Platform.

The project was kicked off in April 2017 and is now developing a tailored platform for the use of Earth Observation data in agriculture and aquaculture, the Food Security Platform.

The workshop will focus on the agriculture part of the Food Security Platform project, in particular demonstrating the first version of the Platform. Achievements and further services to be offered, as well as the conducted and planned service pilots in Europe and Africa, will be discussed.

When and where will the workshop take place?

The workshop will take place 5-6 March 2018 at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy (room Magellan).

Preliminary agenda

5 March
13:00 Welcome by ESA
13:15 Key notes on platform solutions for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
14:30 Demonstration of the pre-operational Food Security platform and the European Service Pilot
16:00 Splinter Group meetings
6 March
9:00 Key notes on political and societal aspects of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
10:30 Inspirational talks on applications in Africa and discussion of the African Service Pilots
12:00 Short talks / statements from the user community
12:45 Wrap-up of the workshop and splinter group meetings
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Hands-on training session on the Food Security platform
16:00 End of meeting


Open registration has been closed on 31/01/2018, but if you are interested to secure one of the remaining seats, please contact us by email at FS-TEP@esa.int