The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is supportive of the water and food security policies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and implemented by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).



The G4AW tender programme is closed. Refer to our call page for a selection of open calls. 



The programme provides grants from EUR 500,000 up to EUR 3,000,000. The minimum co-financing is 30% for G4AW partner countries and at least 40% for G4AW partner countries in transition (see section 'target countries' below). 


Project focus 

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 partnerships between private and public sector partners, NGOs and research institutions to set up large-scale, demand-driven and user-tailored satellite-based service chains. G4AW aims to:


  • Improve the output of the agricultural and fishing sector in 26 partner countries by providing food producers with relevant information, advice or (financial) products
  • Achieve a 25% more efficient use of water
  • Achieve a 10% more efficient use of inputs for food production (seeds, fertiliser, pesticides, etc.)
  • Reach a minimum 10% increase in sustainable food production and/or improved income of at least 3 million food producers, by providing them with relevant and timely information


Target countries

Projects should be implemented in one of the countries included in the G4AW country list. Refer to the world map below for a visual view of the eligible countries. 


  • Partner transition countries (max. 60% grant): Colombia, Vietnam, South Africa
  • Other partner countries (max. 70% grant): 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


Eligible applicants

Project consortium (partnership) must comprise at least:


  • 1 organisation from the partner country
  • 1 organisation from the Netherlands
  • 1 public partner
  • 1 private partner
  • 1 partner for processing geodata



Selection follows a two-staged procedure: 


  • Stage one: concept note (strongly advised but not obligatory) 
  • Stage two: full proposal


 Why work with Advance Consulting?

Advance Consulting has developed successful G4AW applications for consortia implementing projects in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Uganda and Myanmar. Contact Bernardo Sousa ( for more information on the G4AW programme. 


Eligible countries on a map

A visual view of the eligible countries for the G4AW programme. 

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