Technology is making remarkable progress and in particular the uptake and use of spatial data by both farmers and administrations lead to new concepts and new business models. CAPIGI 2018 brings the latest advancements on:

Theme: Performance Monitoring

As an important aspect of Europe's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the farmers payments get linked to delivery of ecosystem services, carbon credits or other societal benefits as a by-product of good agricultural performance. As many of those societal benefits relate to footprints and interaction with environment, geospatial technologies are key in assessing and analysing performance. Besides the policy perspective, food industry also looks at performance improvements of its farming suppliers. And obviously the farmers must have tools to measure and prove their contribution.
Performance monitoring is an important theme for the coming years.

Theme: Mainstreaming precision farming
There will not be many farmers that have not heard about precision farming. However, the number of practitioners is still behind expectations. Mainstreaming precision farming is expected to deliver opportunities for policy makers, industry and other stakeholders. This theme addressed the benefits that precision farming will bring as well as incentives and barriers for adoption.


Theme: The use of ICT and Data in farming
ICT technologies are taking over traditional methods of collecting and using information. On many modern farms, data collection, storage, analysis and sharing is part of daily operations. Established agricultural suppliers move into the software business while ICT also offers opportunities to new entrants. The use of ICT and (big) data in farming is changing the landscape. In this track we presented and discussed the latest advancements and innovations.


Theme: Advancements in Space Technology relevant for agriculture
Satellite developers and satellite data providers around the world are providing new and incredible services to agriculture. New Earth Observation opportunities arise, including hyperspectral and hypertemporal imaging. Europe is moving forward with its Copernicus and Galileo programmes. This track revealed what satellites have to offer to agriculture and what is yet to come...


Theme: Applications of Drones in agriculture
Agriculture will be responsible for the largest growth in the civil drone market. Applications go beyond remote sensing and will include precision spraying, robotic arms, shepherding livestock and more. Regulations are in development and keep the developers and the operators busy. This theme discussed opportunities and challenges in the application of drones in agriculture.


Theme: Innovations and Future Farming Technologies
This exciting track discussed the innovations and future farming technologies that will be expected. Hydroponics, aquaponics, short supply chains, indoor agriculture, urban farming, satellites, drone and robot management and more. Of particular interest are the impacts that these future technologies have on how we do agriculture and what it means for the application of geospatial data.