The third Call for Proposals of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is open for applications from partnerships between private and public sector partners, NGOs and research institutions to set up large-scale, demand-driven and user-tailored satelite-based service chains.
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). With the rapid adoption of mobile phones in developing countries, millions of food producers in remote areas can be targeted with relevant agrometeorological and market information as well as banking services. The G4AW Facility supports private investments that will provide on a large scale satellite-based products and services to smallholder food producers (farmers, pastoralists and fishermen).
The grants provided are between EUR 500,000 and EUR 3,000,000 for a project of 3 years. The grant is maximum 60 or 70% of the total project budget, the remainder is to be contributed by the project partners.
Countries targeted by the G4AW Facility are:
- Partner countries (max 70% grant of the total project budget): Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- Transition partner countries (max 60% grant of the total project budget): Colombia, South Africa, Vietnam.
- Call for Advice (concept note): 16 April up to 16 June 2017
- Completeness check (full proposal): 31 August 2017
- Application (full proposal): 14 September 2017
We support companies, NGOs and knowledge institutes to develop projects, write concept notes and formulate full proposals to attract grant fincancing from complex and very competitive programmes such as G4AW.
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