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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance & Food Security

An article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Innovative developments – An overview  

On Thursday February 16, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) organized the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aimed to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.

Recent developments in technological applications such as satellites provide good sources of information to increase outreach of financial services especially to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. Geo-data and information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as geographic information systems, drones, and cloud computing are now being used to boost smallholder’s production and their income.

Current innovations and possibilities of satellite data and other ICT applications we

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 months 6 days ago

Grant Opportunity:  Geo-data for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility - 3rd round

Deadline for Application: September 14, 2017  

Dear members,

With this notice we would like to inform you on the third call of the Geo-data for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility.

The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a grant programme that started in 2013 and is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It falls under the policy priority of food security, which focuses on increasing and enhancing sustainable food production as well as achieving more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries.

The G4AW Facility stimulates public-private partnerships and is supporting initiatives to set up large-scale, demand-driven, and user-tailored satellite-based service chains.

The ultimate goal is to improve the output of the agricultural and fishing sector by providing food producers with relevant inform

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Great interest in Geodata for Agriculture and Water workshop in Myanmar 

On March 16, AgriProFocus Myanmar, together with the Netherlands Space Offcie organized a information and matchmaking workshop for Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW). The aim of the workshop was to inspire and facilitate potential partnerships for the 3rd call for proposals of the G4AW Facility with objectives, criteria, and timeline information.

The G4AW Facility is a programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands Space Office is responsible for the implementation of this programme. G4AW supports projects to develop and operate information and/or financial services to improve food security in partner countries. The projects are aimed to improve sustainable food production and to increase the efficient use of inputs like seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and water in agriculture by providing satellite information based products and services to smallholders. S

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 4 days ago

Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food: let's connect!

On 16 February 2017, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, the Netherlands Space Office and Rabobank Foundation organised a conference on Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food in The Netherlands. One of the important outcomes was that different stakeholders should be better connected.  

Recent developments in technological applications based on satellite data provide useful information to increase outreach of financial services to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs committed EUR 60 million for the development of applications based on geodata for the purpose of agriculture. 


The Geodata for Agriculture and Water programme (G4AW) is implemented by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). Early evidence suggests that these applications offer great promise to produce a higher and more stable crop supply of increased quality. By this, the risk profile of smallholder farmers reduces which is a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Netherlands Space Office visits Myanmar to support food security

From January 25 to 27, AgriProFocus Myanmar, in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy, organized an inventory visit for Netherlands Space Office (NSO), the Dutch governmental agency for space. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned NSO to execute the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility. The purpose of the visit was to prepare for the third call for proposals for G4AW, which will open mid March, 2017 and will be announced via Dutch Governmental Gazette . (NSO will publish the official announcement on the G4AW website in due time.

G4AW improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. The facility promotes and supports private investments for large scale, demand driven and satellite based information services. It provides a platform for partnerships of public organisations, research institutes, private sector operators, NGO’s, farmer cooperatives, satellite data/servic

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feb
17

G4AW Information meeting - Third call

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 February 2017, All Day Event
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands

Announcement G4AW Information meeting Third call

Netherlands Space Office (NSO) will organize a G4AW information meeting for the third call of the public tender on 17th of February, 2017 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands Space Office is responsible for the implementation of this programme. G4AW supports projects to improve food security in partner countries.The projects are aimed to improve sustainable food production and to increase the use efficiency of inputs like seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and water in agriculture by providing satellite information based products and services to smallholders. Satellite data can help to generate reliable, timely and frequent information facilitating better decision making by smallholders. Partnerships between the private and public sector are the basis for developing new services.

During this day you

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feb
16

Conference Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 February 2017, 10:00-18:00
  Hulstkamp Gebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Conference Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food

NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), the Netherlands Space office (NSO) and Rabobank Foundation are organising a conference on the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.
The conference will focus on the point where access to finance and technology meet. Since much is unexplored yet from an organisational and economic point of view, the aim of the conference is threefold:
1. Inspiration 2. Knowledge exchange 3. Networking.

Date: Thursday 16 February, 10.00-18.00h

Location: Hulstkamp Gebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Participation in the conference is by invitation only.

For the full programme see: www.geodataforinclusivefinanceandfood.nl



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

Save the date - Geodata for inclusive finance and food  

Conference on Thursday 16 February 2017

Time: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm.

Location: Het Hulskamp Gebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

An event listing will be created when more information is available. The conference is organised by NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and Netherlands Space Office

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 year 7 months ago

G4AW 2nd call: 10 projects granted and presented at G4AWEEK2015

In July 2015 the Netherlands Space Office granted ten projects out of the 33 project proposals submitted for the G4AW second call.

On Monday 21 September to Thursday 24 September the Netherlands Space Office organised the G4AWEEK2015 bringing together all G4AW projects and other stakeholders in the domain of food security and satellite data with the aim to share knowledge and identify synergies between projects and partners.

During the G4AWEEK2015 the ten new G4AW grantees of the second call presented themselves and the four running G4AW projects of the first call shared their lessons learned. Further, relevant G4AW related organisations like IFC, IFAD, GSMA, Syngenta Foundation, and CABI shared their knowledge and experience in the field.

The fourteen G4AW projects will implement a variety of information services ranging from weather forecasts and early warning to crop management advisory services combined with crop index ins

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