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Grassland Production Index

Protecting livestock farmers with effective satellite-based solutions

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GPI - Cover cattle breeders against shortages in forage yield


What is the Grassland Production Index?

Our unique index is compared to historical averages, maximum and minimum records in grassland production at a local scale. When the index falls below a predefined threshold, insurers provide compensation to all insured breeders in the affected local province without the need for paperwork or on-site inspections
Validated by the French government, the French agricultural insurance scheme and supported by breeders unions, the GPI is the only index subsidised by the European Union. Each year, an independent committee of experts from reputable institutions such as CNES, Météo France, INRAE, IDELE and ISFA Lyon validate the index, ensuring its reliability and credibility for the following year.  

  • Consistent evaluation - Continuous grass growth monitoring every 10 days
  • Local (but not individual) analytics - Avoid moral hazards while remaining consistent with local events
  • Accurate - Comparison to a thorough, consistent historical reference
  • Global coverage - Comprehensive wide-area coverage
Did you know?

The GPI is the sole index that is approved and validated annually by the French government, ensuring reliable forage yield assessment.

Your advantages with GPI

The best of satellite-based applications for forage yield assessment


The forage shortages estimated is 100% based on objective data and satellite imagery

Fair and equitable

The processing of the estimation is the same everywhere and for everyone

Easy and fast

No ground expertise required, the financial compensation is accelerated and the administration effort reduced


Regardless of the farm result, the index allows the insurer to define the amount of compensation depending of the insured capital

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Who can benefit from the Grassland Production Index?

The Grassland Production Index supports financial activities relative to grassland farming

  • Covers cattle breeders against shortages in forage yield
  • Provides reliable and continuous estimation of grass growth
  • Supports farmers and sustainable farming practices
Want to speak with sales?

Our sales team will be happy to provide you with more information about how the GPI can meet your business needs.

What our customers say

Our services are recommanded by industry experts

There was no way to insure cattle growers against fodder shortage with traditional insurance, as classic on-site inspections cannot be applied on grasslands. The Airbus team has worked tirelessly with us to establish a satellite-based index accurately describing grassland production for the entire country. This index has been the start of an innovative insurance product, a true game changer for our activity. Thousands of farmers now benefit from reliable protection against grassland shortage, with paperwork effort reduced to the bare minimum.

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Bruno Lepoivre

Deputy Director of the Agriculture and Prevention Market

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French grasslands cover an area larger than Greece. They provide grass and forage production, vital for French livestock. France is the number one European producer of beef and the number two producer of milk in Europe.

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