Geodata for Agriculture and Water Call for Applications :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 request a supplement.
Eligibility:A G4AW grant is accessible for partnerships that propose projects that implement information services that will provide food producers with timely, accurate and understandable satellite-based information, advice and/or (financial) products, which will allow food producers to make the right decisions to sustain and increase their production and their livelihood.
Threshold criteria:Applications must meet all the threshold criteria below in order to be eligible for a grant.
The grant application concerns activities in one of the following G4AW partner countries: Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The minimum grant amount that can be applied for is €500,000 and the maximum €3,000,000.
The project must be completed within three years after the date of the grant award. The Netherlands Space Office may extend a project, without any change in its budget, for up to one year.
The size of the target group of the proposed project is at least 100,000 (one hundred thousand) for smallholder farmers and/or 50,000 (fifty thousand) for fishers and/or 50,000 (fifty thousand) for (agro)pastoralists. Read More….