G4AW Grant Program: Increasing and Enhancing Sustainable Food Production

Deadline for Advisory Opinion: 15 June 2017

Deadline for Submitting Applications: 14 September 2017

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accepting applications for its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) grant programme with an aim to increase and enhance sustainable food production as well as achieve more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries.

Grant information

  • The available budget for the G4AW call of 2017-2018 is 19.8 million euro.
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 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.
  • Project proposals must aim to achieve a minimum 10% increase in food production and/or income, where possible in combination with at least 25% more efficient water use and at least 10% more efficient use of inputs such as fertilisers, seeds and pesticides. Partnership proposals aimed at providing insurance, loans and credits can only be submitted when combined with the provision of relevant information services to the target groups.
  • Satellite data forms an indispensable and essential part of the information chain on which the supplied service or product is based. Without satellite data the proposed information service could not be made operational.
  • Grant applications must be submitted by the lead party, which may not be a Dutch central government body, of a partnership which in any case comprises:
    • one Dutch organisation;
    • one organisation from the G4AW partner country where the activity is to be implemented;
    • one private organisation and one public organisation;
    • one party (which may be one of the organisations mentioned above) which actively processes satellite data and has demonstrable experience in this field.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • the Request for advisory opinion
    • the Grant application
  • Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit G4AW grant programme.

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