Agriculture is essential for society, but it is facing major changes in the 21st century. Farmers must feed a constantly growing global population while preserving scarce natural resources as far as possible. Increasingly extreme weather, limited arable land, changing dietary habits and greater competitive pressures are making this task even more challenging. The use of modern information technology has enormous potential for making agricultural processes even more efficient in the future.
DLR is an excellent research partner for this progressive, highly innovative sector, and a ‘supplier’ of tangible, innovative solutions. Space services such as satellite-based communications, Earth observation and navigation are already being used more extensively in infrastructure for the digitalisation of agriculture than was previously possible.
Working together with the agricultural sector, we want to develop additional innovative ideas and thus pave the way for future applications – whether in the form of products, services or processes. These might be in the fields of sensor technology, automation or robotics, for example, and will help us to jointly address the key challenges facing agriculture.
Here you will find a selection of DLR technologies and projects.