G4AW second call (2014-2015): Ten projects granted

This month the Netherlands Space Office granted ten project proposals for the second call of the G4AW Facility. Geodata for Agriculture and Water is a Facility funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is aimed at improving food security and economic development in 26 partner countries by using satellite data and geo-information. A total of 33 project proposals were submitted for the second call. The ten awarded projects will implement a variety of information services ranging from weather forecasts and early warning to crop management advisory services combined with crop index insurances. With these services the projects will reach over 3 million smallholder food producers in the countries Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. In the first call of G4AW Facility four projects were granted reaching over 1.5 million smallholder food producers in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mali, and Uganda.

More details about the projects can be found here.