The Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown – Spatial Analysis Unit team was shortlisted to participate from 3rd to 6th of December 2018 in the final stage of the competition Farming by Satellite Prize, an EU initiative by the European GNSS Agency in cooperation with the European Environment Agency.
Richa Marwaha, Azucena Jiménez Castañeda and Gabriela Afrasinei will present their new idea at the final stage of the competition at Marseille (France), and the Award Ceremony. The team submitted an innovative entry on “Feed On DemanD – wEdge & gRazing App” – FODDERApp, an innovative precision agriculture tool targeting grassland farmers, designed as an integrated satellite-based grass management data delivery WebGIS platform.
The aim of the competition is to promote the use of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) in agriculture and its benefits to farmers, consumers, food security and geo-traceability, remote sensing technologies, sustainable land management, and the environment. Individuals or teams can contribute new ideas and innovations, particularly those relying upon European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the forthcoming European Galileo system and Copernicus. Entries can be about any type of agriculture in any part of Europe.