In 2016, the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) launched the 'Geodata for Agriculture and Water - G4AW program. The goal of the program is more effective use of inputs, improve the output of agricultural, pastoral and fishing sector and increase sustainable food production.
G4AW is a program is a program that 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, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, satellite data service providers and transmission operators developing space for food security.
At present, 23 projects are under implementation, 8 of which are in East Africa. A mid-term review of the program carried out in 2017 indicated that the outlook in some projects is positive while a number of issues also need... Read more
The Netherlands Space Office (NSO), through its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) Facility, recently confirmed its support for the Smart Agriculture Myanmar (‘SAM’) project. Impact Terra leads the project in collaboratio... Read more
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda organised a half day ‘’Public Sector Development Instruments awareness workshop’’ which was held on Thursday, 04th May 2017.
The workshop took place at Umubano Hotel and was meant for the private sector stakeholders who are in the agriculture, water, infrastructure & energy sectors. More than 90 stakeholders participated, drawn from the private sector, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, government institution, knowledge institutes & a few NGOs.
Dutch financial instruments which were shared are facilities that aim to stimulate cross-border cooperation and economic development between Dutch entrepreneurs and Rwandan entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this workshop was to share information on 8 specific Dutch instruments currently available and open for agriculture and other business sectors.
The Dutch... Read more
The Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda, is organising a half day dutch financial instruments awareness workshop that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 04th May 2017.
Dutch financial instruments which will be introduced are facilities that aim to stimulate cross-border cooperation and economic development between Dutch entrepreneurs and Rwandan entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this workshop is to share information on 8 specific Dutch instruments currently available and open for agriculture and other business sectors.
Which DUTCH financial Instrument will be shared in the workshops?
Facility for sustainable entrepreneurship and food security (FDOV)
Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)
Geodata for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW)
Dutch Good Growth Fund
Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (DRIVE)
Develop to Build (D2B)
For more information on these instruments, read the attached document
The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a grant programme of 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.
Administrative rules have been published in the Dutch Government Gazette (Staatscourant No. 13493, March 17, 2017)
The available budget for the G4AW call of 2017-2018 is 19.8 million euro.
Requests for an advisory opinion can be submitted from 15 April to 15 June 2017.
Applications may be submitted until 15:00 CET on 14 September 2017. If the application is submitted less than two weeks before the deadline of 14 September 2017, the applicant runs the risk that, if it is incomplete, the Minister will not use his or her discretionary powers to... Read more
Deadline for Application: September 14, 2017
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 informat... Read more
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. Satellite... Read more
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 an... Read more
By mid March 2017, a third call for proposals will be announced for the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) facility. To inform all relevant stakeholders and support the setup of public-private partnerships for G4AW, Netherlands Space Office and AgriProFocus will organize a workshop in Yangon. If you are interested to join this workshop, please contact Bente Meindertsma by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/service operators, businesses and transmission operators, developing space for food security. Please find more information here.
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/service o... Read more
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 will learn wh... Read more
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
Veuillez trouver le nouveau bulletin du Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) qui inclut des nouvelles sur la recherche, les évènements et les publications récentes liées au travail dans le cadre du plateforme. Publié en anglais seulement, mais avec cette briève introduction en francais.
Themes intéressantes pour les membres d'AgriProFocus:
- Entrepreneuriat social et la sécurité alimentaire
- Un outil pour mesurer les capabilités des entreprises Agricole dans les marchés en développement
- Lecons de 'Geodata pour l'Agriculture et l'Eau (G4AW)
- Séminaire ARF au Benin sur l'impact de la recherche pour la sécurité alimentaire.
- Les liens entre l'Agriculture et la nutrition - seminaire public au Benin
- Le role des consommateurs dans les systemes agro-alimentaires
- et plusieurs autres references et liens.
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Please find herewith the latest Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) newsletter filled with updates on F&BKP related research, calls and events.
Themes of interest to AgriProFocus members in this newsletter:
- Social entrepreneurship
- Capability assessment tool for agribusinesses in developing markets
- Lessons learned Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility
- ARF workshop in Benin on enhancing research impact for food security completed successfully
- Agriculture to nutrition linkages (public seminar Benin)
- The role of consumers in sustainable food systems
- and several interesting other references and announcements
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The G4AW project in Ethiopia called GIACIS will officially be launched early Febr.'16, to be attended by a very high official Ethiopian Government delegation, The launch marks the first official sale season of an agricultural credit micro-insurance scheme. The remotely sensed driven scheme aims at covering farmers against the peril drought, and covers potential losses of taken credit or an agreed upon monetary sum that equals investment costs made for the forthcoming growing season.
The scheme is a Public Private Partnerhip between Kifiya-ATA-EIC-PFEA-NMA-SwissRe and ITC (University Twente). For the 2016 season(s), likely, about 200.000 farmers will be insured; a number that potentially will grow to millions the years after. Kifiya Plc. is the enabling private company, supporting EIC to manage all sales, transactions and pay-outs, through a digital insurance platform that builds on branchless banking and mobile financia... Read more
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 insuranc... Read more
I just came across the 2 G4AW projects in Ethiopia. Find them below and much more info is on this link http://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/Projects/G4AW-projects
In the Ethiopian highlands the poorest farmers use microcredit to buy seeds and fertilizer. One in three crops fail because of too much or too little water. The credit still has to be paid back which reduces the farmer and his family to poverty. GIACIS will offer 1.6 million farmers very affordable insurance based on satellite data, so that the credit will be refunded in case of a failed harvest.
The CommonSense project will offer a total package of three satellite based services to the poorest farmers in Ethiopia: an information service to provide farmers with a.o. weather information and advice on use of fertilizer, a