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Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility


The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a new programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the policy priorities Food Security and Water. G4AW focuses on improved and increased sustainable food production and more efficient use of water in agriculture.

The G4AW Facility aims at helping the formation of public private partnerships and supporting initiatives of these partnerships to set up large-scale, demand-driven, and user-tailored satellite-based service chains. These partnerships may include satellite and geo data providers, telecom providers, IT companies, agro-meteorologists, research institutes, NGOs, extension workers, consultancies, governmental organisations, capacity building organisations, insurance and financing companies, producers of farming input (fertilizers, seeds, etc.).

The ultimate goal is to provide smallholder food producers (farmers, livestock farmers, fishermen/women) in 15 G4AW partner countries with information leading to improvement in sustainable food production and/or improved efficiency in use of inputs for food production (water, fertilizer, seeds, pesticides, etc.) and/or improved income. Partner countries include: Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda and Vietnam.


Deadline for Request for Advice (obligatory) – Thursday, 31 October 2013.

Deadline for Application – Friday, 28 March 2014.


The Netherlands Space Office is executing this programme. More information about the G4AW Facility can be found on the G4AW website:

If you would like to be kept informed about the G4AW Facility, please subscribe to the G4AW mailing list. Partner search is supported through the G4AW Directory.

Author: Ruud Grim – Netherlands Space Office
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