New G4AW Projects!
22 Feb. 2018 – NSO has recently approved six new G4AW projects, of which two involve ICCO Cooperation in South East Asia. ICCO is thrilled to be given more opportunities to continue improving livelihoods and the food security of farmers through a combination of innovative technology, geodata and public private partnerships.
Geodata for Smallholders
09 Nov. 2017 – ICCO’s CEO, Marinus Verweij, recently visited Washington D.C. for the ‘Geodata & ICT for Financial Inclusion & Food Security’ event by ICCO and Rabobank Foundation. Technological applications offer great potential to improve the production of smallholder farmers. In turn, this helps reduce the risk profile of those smallholders, which is an important stimulus for financial institutions to provide financial services.
Launch of GREENCoffee App
07 Nov. 2017 – The GREENCoffee Mobile App has been launched and is now available in the Play and Apple stores. The app provides information services to coffee farmers in Vietnam, such as weather, market prices and soil fertility. The launch of the app is an important step in the GREENCoffee project, a public-private partnership led by ICCO Cooperation under the umbrella of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water program.
28 Oct. 2016 – The Kick-Off Workshop for the GREENcoffee project took place at the office of the Economic Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (ERIPT) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Just days before the kick-off, the lead agency, ICCO South East Asia, and local partner, ERIPT, signed the agreement in Ho Chi Minh to officially launch the project.