Since 2013, the G4AW programme has been supporting 25 partnerships in 15 countries in Africa and South-East Asia that have taken up the challenge to develop digital solutions, using satellite and geodata to improve food and income security at smallholder food producer level. The major lessons learned from the programme (about 8 years) are summarized in a new lessons learned publication: Space for Food Security: Opening and stimulating an emerging market - Part 2: Sustainable business models and scaling.
This second lessons learned publication is more focused on the business-related decisions and the steps taken to move towards a sustainable business model and scale to other services and regions. We hope that the information provided in this report will help policy makers and providers of digital advisory services in the agricultural sector to understand the challenges faced by the G4AW partnerships and learn from the decisions they have made to overcome these.
This publication is the second of two lessons learned publications from the G4AW Facility.
The first lesson learned publication, which was published last year, has provided information on the background of the G4AW Facility. The main focus of the first publication was on the design and development of the G4AW services. This included the design process, focus of provided services, targeted crops, commodities, clients’ countries, and more. The first lessons learned publication can be download here.