The Netherlands is a global leader in both agriculture and water management. Yet, despite significant efforts, there are still too few concrete success stories that demonstrate the business case in an integrated approach to water for food. The Water for Food Programme, an initiative by Netherlands Water Partnership supported by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, addresses this issue by launching a Call for Proposals.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the agrifood sector accounts for nearly 70% of total available freshwater withdrawal. At the same time, agriculture is a major source of water pollution. Through concrete, bankable projects at the interface of water and agrifood, NWP hopes to reduce food security challenges and create more sustainable management of available water resources. It will do this by drawing on the international potential of the Dutch water and agrifood sectors.
NWP invites all Dutch water sector organisations, together with their agrifood partners, to send in their proposals.
Request for Proposals (RFP)
The NWP Water for Food Programme is looking for high potential, sustainable and bankable business cases in the water-agrifood nexus that contribute to improving food security. ‘Business cases’ can include for example pre-feasibility, feasibility or pilot studies covering the following aspects to strengthen and further develop the business cases: financial, partnership, investment, commercial, scalability, environmental, sustainability-related. The Call for Proposals is closed. The NWP Water for Food team is now in the process of reviewing applications.
All questions related to this call for proposals can be sent to the following e-mail address: email@example.com.