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Our Results

We are making measurable progress—having already contributed directly to combating hunger and extreme poverty in countries with average rates of poverty at 31% and where the incidence of hunger is 22%.

beneficiaries

The Public Sector Window supports projects across the entire value chain that have already reached over 9.2 million people, and is on track to reach 12 million people by 2022, of whom 5.1 million are expected to be women and girls.

countries

The Public Sector Window supports 48 projects in 31 countries, and the Private Sector Window supports 61 investment projects for agribusinesses across 27 countries, as well as 67 advisory projects across 27 countries.

financing

We have a portfolio of $1.4 billion in financing in 41 countries around the world, with $1.2 billion in grant financing from the Public Sector Window, $260 million from the Private Sector Window, and $13.2 million from the pilot Missing Middle Initiative (MMI).

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Our Reach

As of December 31, 2017, GAFSP had contributed to the empowerment of millions of farmers, with over 9.2 million people receiving direct support to enhance their farm livelihoods. All combined, over the lifespan of the projects, more than 12 million rural people will be impacted, of whom 5.1 million are expected to be women and girls. GAFSP Private Sector Window projects aim to reach over 2.5 million farmers, most of them semi-commercial smallholders and subsistence farmers with less than 2 hectares.
Discover our Approach

Focusing on IDA Countries

Through the Public and Private Sector Windows, we support more than 150 projects in nearly 40 countries across Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. The Public Sector Window has provided $1.2 billion in grant funding to 49 projects in 31 countries. The Private Sector Window has deployed $311 million to support 61 investment projects for agribusinesses across 27 countries, as well as $21 million to support 67 advisory projects across 27 countries. Almost two-thirds of the portfolio (both Windows) funds projects in Africa. 

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Supporting Strong Projects

We channel funds to stakeholders in different ways, adapted to their needs: to countries through their governments, to private sector enterprises and agribusiness through innovative financing packages, and to farmer organizations through creative pilot projects. To date, we have a portfolio of approximately $1.5 billion in financing, with $1.2 billion in grant financing from the Public Sector Window, $267 million from the Private Sector Window, and $13.2 million to the Missing Middle pilot Initiative.

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Increasing Impact, Generating Scale, Reducing Costs

The Public Sector Window provides $1.2 billion in grant funding to 49 projects in 31 countries (40 investments projects and 9 Technical Assistance projects), averaging approximately $30 million per investment project. Currently, there are 29 active, 10 under preparation, and 10 closed projects. The Private Sector Window provides innovative products and financial solutions to support private sector companies that promote inclusive business models. Thus far, the Private Sector Window has approved 61 investment projects in 27 countries for a total funding of $311 million. Of these projects, 42 are currently active, representing an investment amount of $186 million. More than half of the allocated funds have already been disbursed. Complementary advisory service engagements are deployed through 67 advisory projects in 27 countries, totaling $21 million of GAFSP funding.

Our Focus Areas

Gender

90% of public sector projects address elements of gender main-streaming.

Climate

Close to 50% of GAFSP financing contributes to climate change co-benefits.

Nutrition

About 20% of GAFSP financing includes nutrition-related activities.

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Our Impact

A recipe for success: Kenya's tea farmers taste the benefits of hydropower

Investments in new technology can help boost tea production and farmers' earnings.

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Blended finance in a Bhutanese nutshell

Promoting hazelnut production by smallholders across Bhutan.

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Investing in nutrition gains a lifetime of returns on human capital for children in war-torn Yemen

A family business helps millions suffering from acute malnutrition.

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Work with Us

Launched in 2010, the Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP) represents a transformative approach to development aid that pools donor funds to make lasting improvements by supporting technically sound, country-led plans and sustainable, inclusive small- and medium-sized enterprises. The inaugural donors—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Spain, and the United States—were soon joined by Australia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. GAFSP’s donors work in partnership with recipients, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and their families. Millions of poor and vulnerable people around the world will directly benefit from GAFSP’s continued commitment and support. GAFSP looks to engage other donors and stakeholders in this important initiative.

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