Friday 17 February 2017, 09.00 - 17.30 hrs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
The workshop aims to:
Inspire and facilitate potential partnerships for the 3rd call of the G4AW programme with objectives, criteria, and timeline information.
Share lessons learned and good practices from G4AW projects and related themes.
Discuss with project managers of the 17 ongoing G4AW projects and experts in the field of finance, gender, water productivity and service development, about chances to strengthen the projects and secure a sustainable service provision.
The workshop is divided in several blocks of information and discussion!
Agriculture is the world's largest employer and the largest industry. If the world is to grow enough food for the projected population of 9 billion people in 2050, agricultural production and productivity will have to increase considerably. Innovative approaches are needed to deliver affordable, relevant and accessible information to smallholder farmers and pastoralists to increase income, agricultural production and productivity and to increase resilience.
The availability of open and free satellite data, a public good, allows for service provision for agricultural purposes (e.g. weather forecasts, agro-advisory services, financial/insurance products). The Geodata for Agriculture and Water Facility (G4AW) promotes and supports private investments for large scale, demand-driven and satellite-based information services.
G4AW Facility provides a platform for partnerships of public organizations, research institutes, private sector operators, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, satellite data/service operators, businesses and transmission operators. The goal of the G4AW Facility is to reach at least 4,5 million smallholder food producers. A business model and financial planning allows for financially sustainable service provision.
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