Serving strategic
information needs of the
agricultural & rural sector

Agriculture & Rural

Agriculture provides essential societal benefits: supply of food and commodities, economic development and employment. In turn, rural communities are under increasing pressure arising from increased productivity requirements, soil erosion and sealing, water scarcity, natural hazards and climate change.

Satellite Earth observation is a powerful technique for continuously providing geospatial information across the agricultural value chain, to measure productivity and increase efficiency of agriculture, identify sustainability of farming practices and strengthening the resilience of rural communities.

Our clients:

  • Policy makers
  • Governments
  • Agencies
  • Commodity traders
  • Farmers
  • Insurances


  • Food industries
  • Co-operations
  • Communities
  • Investors
  • Finance
  • Paying agencies

We deliver ...

  • development of potential assessments and improved resource management
  • monitoring of cultivated areas and crop types, including associated metrological and bio-physical indicators
  • monitoring of crop conditions and growth to support more efficient farming practises
  • historical analysis of yield and forecasting to predict the start of the harvest
  • natural hazard and climate change damage and loss assessments
  • rural infrastructure monitoring and development assessments

Information Products

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Africa | Senegal

Soil moisture based start of season

Africa | Senegal

Satellite based agricultural risk insurance indices. Such information is used by the global monitoring for food security community and international organizations to improve weather risk management in West Africa.

Cambodia | Mekong Basin

Rice mapping

Cambodia | Mekong Basin

Earth observation based rice monitoring for the Mekong River Basin. Such information contribute to the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management initiative.

Austria | Marchfeld

Crop monitoring

Austria | Marchfeld

Earth observation based monitoring of crop type, status, and its changes over time. Such observations can be used in crop growth models to predict crop yields and eventually grain prices.

Satellite-based maps

  • Cropland extent and change
  • Crop parcel delineation
  • Crop type & condition
  • Crop damage and diseases
  • Grassland monitoring
  • Small landscape elements
  • Vegetation greenness
  • Soil moisture
  • Water bodies
  • Fallow lands


Spatial analytical products

  • Land degradation monitoring
  • Start of agricultural season
  • Vegetation stress
  • Dryness index
  • Site-development potential
  • Infrastructure and agricultural supply chain assessment


Modelled products

  • Food security indicators
  • Soil Water Index (SWI)
  • Drought risk
  • Soil erosion potential
  • Water balance

Success Story

Oil palm biomass
power potential

Assessment of oil palm biomass potential in rural communities in Liberia as a baseline for the planning of mini-grid investment projects for rural electrification

2016, Liberia

Liberia’s rural-community oil palm production offers the opportunity to deliver enough woody biomass for small off grid electricity production. In 2016, GOPA, an independent private consultant company, commissioned GeoVille to assess the oil palm biomass potential in rural communities in Liberia as a baseline for the planning of mini-grid investment projects for rural electrification.

A satellite-based forest inventory, including the delineation of industrial and community-based oil palm and rubber tree plantations, was produced by GeoVille. Using a satellite-based digital surface and terrain model to derive absolute above-ground vegetation height, the above-ground biomass was modelled using state-of-the art methods. GIS techniques were applied to map and quantify the biomass potential for communities in selected counties.


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and Data Processing GmbH

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6020 Innsbruck

Tel: +43 512 562021-0
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