Within the framework of food security policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands is implementing the programme ‘Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility’. The G4AW Facility aims to increase the agricultural sector output in G4AW partner countries. This is achieved by providing food producers with relevant information, advice and/or (financial) products through operational information chains using satellite data. In March 2017, a new call for proposals will be opened. In this call, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands calls for good quality project proposals from viable partnerships.
The Quick Scan serves as input for preparing the country visit and the G4AW information and matchmaking
workshop in Myanmar. In the workshop the local context, constraints and challenges in agriculture will be discussed. Furthermore, the background and details of the G4AW Facility is provided and the development of partnerships is promoted.
This Quick Scan provides an up-to-date information assessment on agricultural and associated activities. It provides information from different perspectives and in a wider context (climate, water management). Additional, stakeholders from different types of organizations are identified and reported. The document is initially supporting the country visits and workshop, but the provided information can also contribute to the development of partnerships that are intending to bring forward a proposal in the second call of the G4AW Facility.