Limited costs and scale up
The vast networks of both organisations, as well as the straightforward set up and limited costs, offer considerable potential for scaling up. According to the review committee of the Water for Food Programme's Call for Proposals, these benefits made this another attractive proposal eligible for financial support. In addition, Holland Greentech partners with local microfinance institutions for financing irrigation hardware as part of a smart irrigation service package.
The review committee agreed that there is still much to be gained from more efficient water (and energy) use in irrigation.
The Water for Food Programme is an initiative of the Netherlands Water Partnership, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.