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 were pr... Read more
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
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.
Conference on Thursday 16 February 2017
Time: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm.
Location: Het Hulskamp Gebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SPATIAL DATA PROCESSING AND MAP PRODUCTION SERVICES
Do you have a project/ land or business you wish to map and come up with your own project/business map (professional drawings?)
This is to share with a list of our spatial data processing services listed below.
Ø Spatial data collection using geographical positioning systems (GPS)
Ø Spatial data analysis (production of area maps using , AutoCAD and GIS among others)
Ø Generation of structure development plans and detailed plans (maps)
Ø Program/project mapping using both social economic and spatial data
Ø Statistical Data processing and applied research services
Who do we work with?
We work with all stakeholders, including, individuals, companies, NGOs, international bodies, government bodies or groups of peoples with a need for the services.
We have participated and handled a number of projects in the country Uganda as analyst and planners, using both social economic and spatial data to execute tasks.
How to con... 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