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Ending Poverty and Hunger

We work to improve food and nutrition security through effective partnerships, strategic development, and targeted use of funds.

What We Do

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a demand-led and recipient-owned global partnership dedicated to fighting hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by supporting resilient and sustainable agriculture in low-income countries that benefits and empowers poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers, particularly women. We cost-effectively pool donor funds and selectively allocate them to where they are most needed, effective, and catalytic through a mix of public and private investment tools that expand the horizon of agricultural financing.

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Our Mission

Vegetable market. Madagascar.

Reduce Poverty

Through long-term investments in agriculture, food and nutrition security, our projects create employment opportunities, generate incomes, and reduce rural poverty.

Handful of peanuts. Mali.

Fight Hunger

Globally, more than 820 million people go to bed hungry every day. We amplify the impact of development assistance with the goal of fighting hunger.

Woman on the farm in Benin

Empower Farmers

Smallholder farmers produce 80% of the world's food. We support resilient and sustainable agriculture systems that benefit and empower vulnerable smallholder farmers and their families.

Our Portfolio


million people reached

Every day, we help empower millions of farmers. More than 13.4 million rural people, including nearly 5.6 million women, have received direct support through our projects. 

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billion in financing

We have channeled $1.6 billion to fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty, with $1.3 billion in grant financing, $330 million in private sector financing, and $13.2 million to producer organization-led projects. 

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65 percent

of projects address climate

Our investments directly address climate change through mitigation and adaption technologies such as resistant seed varieties, more efficient irrigation and drought resistant mulching.

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Recent Stories

In Honduras, COVID-19 is Taking a Toll on Smallholder Farmers

We talk with Mateo Yibrín, CEO of the Cadelga Group, one of the largest distributors of agricultural products and services in Honduras.

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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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An African Entrepreneur is Revolutionizing Kenya’s Supply Chain

Peter Njonjo, Co-Founder and CEO of Twiga Foods, talks about the challenges facing African entrepreneurs.

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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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