Upcoming Conference - 3-6 Oct.

Space for Food Security: On the Right Track

Geodata for Agriculture and Water Conference 2022

As a consequence of climate change, the food producers of our planet face the extraordinary challenge of feeding 9 billion people by the year 2050. Innovative solutions can help to improve this situation by empowering the most important actors in the food production chain: smallholder farmers. Providing the right information at the right time to food producers can help to improve and increase food production in a sustainable manner thus ensuring food security on a global scale.

Over the past 8 years the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) programme provided 25 public private partnerships in 15 countries support to develop satellite-based information services for smallholder food producers. At the G4AW October conference, organized in collaboration with Rabo Foundation.

You can now register for the conference through the following link: https://spaceforfoodsecurity22.com/

We would like to invite you to join us at the conference ‘Space for Food Security: On the Right Track’ to reflect on the lessons learned and to explore future trends in Space for Food Security and Inclusive Finance. During the conference, a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, break-out sessions and networking opportunities will bring together stakeholders from all over the world to address the following questions:

  • How can space technology, geodata and digital technologies help improve smallholder livelihoods by more sustainable agriculture practices and improved access to finance?
  • How business models look like from a (start-up) company and financier perspective? How to balance impact versus profits?
  • How to move forward and scale digital advisory services once a market has been established? What does the future of agricultural digitalization and inclusive finance look like?

Date: 3-6 October 2022

3 Oct. Space for Food Security: Future Trends

4 Oct. Lessons Learned & Knowledge Exchange

5 Oct. Matchmaking and Partnerships
In collaboration with Rabo Foundation

6 Oct. Space for Inclusive Finance
In collaboration with Rabo Foundation

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Further information on the programme and registration possibilities will follow in August.

Conference objectives:

  • Inform and inspire by reflecting on and exploring trends in digital advisory services for smallholder food producers
  • Exchange lessons learned and knowledge from the G4AW program
  • Facilitate matchmaking and networking
  • Stimulate new investments and partnerships

Target Audience:

  • Service providers
  • Startups and research institutes in agriculture, fin-tech, space applications
  • Financial institutions (national and international)
  • NGOs, government institutions and practitioners
  • Impact investors
  • Policy makers

Take a look at the following video to get an impression of the previous conference that NSO and Rabo Foundation organized in collaboration with NpM.


*Registration to this conference will be free of charge. The organizing parties do not offer any financial compensation for travel and/or hotel expenses.

** The current G4AW programme does no longer accept any new applications.

*** G4AW is commissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands