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Brussels Briefing n. 56: Ruud Grim "Space for Food Security: use of more efficient inputs through use of satellite data"

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The Brussels Development Briefing n. 56 on The Land-Water-Energy nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and Concord was held on 3rd of July 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C.

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Brussels Briefing n. 56: Ruud Grim "Space for Food Security: use of more efficient inputs through use of satellite data"

  1. 1. 1 Space for Food Security Use of more efficient inputs through use of satellite data Ruud Grim Brussels Development Briefings 3 July 2019 (Brussels)
  2. 2. 2 • Space agency of the Netherlands government (established 2009) • Reporting to: Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) • Task: to develop and implement Netherlands Space programme • Outcome: space applications for science, economy and society
  3. 3. 3 Netherlands Space Office Open and free satellite data
  4. 4. 4 Netherlands Space Office Copernicus for food security Sentinel-1 Sentinel-2 Sentinel-3
  5. 5. 5 EO for agriculture • Public services: e.g. GEOGLAM CropMonitor, EC-JRC, FAO, WFP (free) • Added value services: specific, client defined themes, targeted validation (paid)  commercial farmers  smallholder farmers
  6. 6. 6 500 million smallholder food producers
  7. 7. 7 Satellite and ICT provide scaling: big opportunity Major (technology) enablers Satellite and other sensor systems Operational infrastructure Distribution channels Value adding & knowledge engines Food producers
  8. 8. 8 Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. Netherlands Space Office (NSO) is executing this programme, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. • 4,5 mio farmers • 60 (+30) mio € • 2014-2021 • 23 projects • 14 countries
  9. 9. 9 Services: Drought insurance Channels: Insurance companies Coordinated by AIC Target (start): 100,000 Reached (2018): 75,000 Target (2019): 150,000 Sum-Africa (Uganda) 2019: Offered as B2C commercial service to farmers
  10. 10. 10 Services: Routing of herds (avoiding agri zones) Market information Channels: Call center Target (start): 75,000 Reached (2018): 57,000 Target (2019): 75,000 STAMP (Mali) 2019: Continued / scale up in STAMP+
  11. 11. 11 Geodata for Innovative Agricultural Credit Insurance Schemes (GIACIS) Ethiopia Target (start): 1,600,000 Reached (2018): 2,000,000 Target ATA: 15,000,000 GIACIS (Ethiopia) Services: Vegetative Index Crop Insurance (VICI) Weather information (under development) Channels: VICI: Direct purchase via insurance companies and/or government program Weather info: SMS 2019: Waiting for approval by ATA for scale up
  12. 12. 12 Target: 100,000 farmers Services: Weather information Agri advisory (planting, spraying) Channels: Android App USSD Extension officers “Resellers” In 11 languages R4A (South Africa) 2019: Transition from project to ‘business’
  13. 13. 13 Target: 350,000 farmers Services: Weather information Agri advisory Insurance Channels: Agents “Resellers” In 11 languages MUIIS (Uganda) 2019: Transition from project to ‘business’ Results: >2 million people reached >150,000 farmer profiles - Service subscription is low Next: Focus on B2B Supporting donor funding
  14. 14. 14 Example of M&E reportingMUIIS (Uganda)
  15. 15. 15 Services in G4AW: scale up / replicate? • More localized weather forecasts • Yield forecasts / growth stages • Pest & disease warnings • Drought and flood warnings • Micro insurance • Risk profiling supporting insurance and credits
  16. 16. 16 Want to learn more about G4AW? Website: https://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8509495 Publications: https://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/about-g4aw/publications/ - Lessons learned first G4AW calls and project progress (Feb. 2017) - Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food (NpM reports 2017, 2018) - “Digitalization of African Agriculture” (CTA/Dalberg report 21 June 2019) Videos: https://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/projects/g4aw-project-videos/ Leaflets: https://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/projects/g4aw-project-leaflets/ Apps: https://g4aw.spaceoffice.nl/en/projects/g4aw-mobile-apps/
  17. 17. 17 Questions?
  18. 18. 18 Thank you for your attention Contact: g4aw@spaceoffice.nl G4AW is a programme commissioned by
  19. 19. 19 Additional slides
  20. 20. 20 G4AW overall insights • PPP cooperation helpful, but… • Business owner & model crucial • Services comply with user needs: towards bundling of services • G4AW provides “seed funding” • First projects into service delivery phase (B2B, B2C)
  21. 21. 21 Information services for vegetable farmers (SmartSeeds), Indonesia Target: 100,000 farmersSMARTseeds (Indonesia)
  22. 22. 22 IDSS (Bangladesh) Target (start): 967,675 Reached (2017): 295,000 Target (2019): unknown Services: Rice growth stages Pests & diseases Weather information Agri-advisory information Channels: Extension officer Computer/tablet Smart phone 2019: Decision by ACI for follow on & scale up
  23. 23. 23 Locations: Rangpur & Munshigansj Services, a.o. : Night Blind alerts Spray advice Red = urban Orange = potato Green = other veg. Geodata to control potato late blight in Bangladesh (GEOPOTATO) Bangladesh Target: 100,000 farmers
  24. 24. 24 Services: Weather information Pests & diseases GAP information Market information Channels: Extension officer Computer/tablet Smart phone Myanmar Mobile Value Added Services for Agriculture (MYVAS4AGRI), Myanmar Target (start): 850,000 Reached (2018): >55,000 Target (2019): unknown Myvas4Agri (Myanmar)
  25. 25. 25 Services: Weather information Agronomic advices Market information Credit provision Channels: Extension officer Computer/tablet Smart phone Facebook Target (start): 567,500 Reached (2018): unknown Target (2019): unknown SAM (Myanmar)
  26. 26. 26 Satellite data for Rice (Sat4Rice) Vietnam Services: Rice growth stages Pests & diseases Agri-advisory information Channels: Extension officer Computer/tablet Smart phone Target (start): 300,000 Reached (2018): 152,000 Target (2019): unknown 2019: Waiting for decision by Loc Troi for scale up Sat4Rice (Vietnam)
  27. 27. 27 Central Highlands Vietnam GREENcoffee (Vietnam) Services: Weather information Pests & diseases GAP information Market information Available: Oct. ‘17 Channels: Extension officer Computer/tablet Smart Phone Text Messaging 100,000 farmers
  28. 28. 28 Geodata for Innovative Agricultural Credit Insurance Schemes (GIACIS) Ethiopia Target: 1,600,000 farmers
  29. 29. 29 Geodata for Inclusive Finance & Food (G4IFF) G4IFF is coordinated by Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance. Improve access to finance for the rural target groups
  30. 30. 30 Time to scale reaching 800 million smallholders
  31. 31. 31 Netherlands Space Office  Space agency of the Netherlands government (established 2009)  Reporting to:  Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate  Ministry of Infrastructure and Waterworks  Ministry of Education, Culture and Science  Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)  Task: to develop and implement Netherlands Space programme  Outcome: space applications for science, economy and society

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