The NL-FSA offers a unique collaboration between key partners from private sectors, NGOs and knowledge institutions. The focus of the NL-FSA is to develop large, financial viable projects that are based on a business case to secure food production locally.
In close cooperation with governments from The Netherlands and the partner countries, the NL-FSA will strive for a long term programmatic approach. Always in close cooperation with the external stakeholders, individual funding sources can be aligned to increase the synergy and impacts of the interventions.
We have developed 4 different stages in the development of an agriculture project, which hardly never can be followed one after the other.
The first initiative from the NL-FSA focuses on Senegal with the development of irrigation infrastructure and management methods enabling agro-business and associated value chain that will benefit the private and public sector and will secure attractive opportunities for investors.
Royal Eijkelkamp has won a five-year multi-million euro project in Sri Lanka. Under instructions of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Royal Eijkelkamp started in various regions of the South Asian country with the realization of a groundwater monitoring network.
Improving the access to accurate information about the water system, and therewith empowering the Afar and Oromo regions, the Awash Basin Authority, vulnerable (downstream) communities, domestic users and farmers. With improved water system data boosting the transition towards improved regulation and cost recovery, improved management and more efficient use of water resources in the Awash basin, and achieving equitable and sustainable access for the poorest with more economic return of water.