The project aims to enhance agricultural productivity, promote farmer organizations, improve infrastructure and market access, promote and develop non-farm rural livelihoods, and improve access to affordable financial and risk management services.
Improved nutritional status, especially for women and children
GAFSP builds on the existing, evidence-based interventions in community child health and nutrition models. It focuses on access to diverse and quality foods, improved nutrition related behavior, establishing an effective service delivery continuum from the community to the clinical level, and improved access to potable water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Improved national capacity in monitoring and evaluation
GAFSP helps the Ministry of Agriculture to improve its monitoring and evaluation system to measure progress and share information to identify challenges and sufficiently address them. Monitoring will focus on periodic collection of implementation results. Impact evaluation efforts will measure the achievement of expected outcome level results for reductions in poverty and undernutrition, in particular.