EO4AGRI prepares a European capacity for improving operational agriculture monitoring from local to global levels based on information derived from Copernicus satellite observation data and through exploitation of associated geospatial and socio-economic information services.

EO4AGRI Strategic Document

Summary on EO4AGRI main assessment and recommendations report, focusing on the use of Earth Observation, and particularly on how Copernicus satellite data, can support cross-sectoral activities in the agriculture domain, analysing its role, current gaps, limitations and strengths



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  • EO4AGRI builds a European community of stakeholders on EO in agriculture, with the perspective of contributing to the Strategic Research Agenda and policy recommendations for future utilisation of EO in agriculture.

  • EO4AGRI addresses the bottlenecks and gaps affecting the development of a strong EO sector for agriculture in Europe. By removing or reducing these gaps and by identifying research priorities, the project contributes to the utilisation of EO data and services inside and outside of Europe in support of the whole agricultural sector.


EO4AGRI will provide farmers, farmer associations and other market actors with orientation about the EO services and tools available as well as will support them in the use of farm-related technologies and systems.
Paying Agency management and technical staff in charge of the EU agricultural subsidies in compliance with the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will benefit from the dedicated EO4Agri platform where information exchange and best practice assessment can be performed.
EO4AGRI will analyse potential services and techniques based on Copernicus data for the financial sector actors providing with credits and insurance services to the agri-food industry.
Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) and Sustainable Agriculture are still major global challenges. Thus, EO4AGRI will establish a formal cooperation with relevant initiatives and programmes (GEOGLAM, World Food Programme, etc) to actively participate in their opinion forming process and for the joint analysis of the potential of Copernicus exploitation.