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 developing 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.Learn More
Globally, more than 820 million people go to bed hungry every day. Not only do hunger and malnutrition cause poor health and impair cognitive development, they undermine economic growth and perpetuate poverty.
Through long-term investments in agriculture and food and nutrition safety, we are making measurable progress in creating productive employment, generating income, and reducing rural poverty.
Empower Smallholder Farmers
Growth in agriculture has been shown to be 2-4 times more effective at reducing extreme poverty than growth in any other sector, and more than 80% of food is produced by smallholders.
million people reached
GAFSP has helped empower millions of farmers, with more than 13.4 million rural people, including nearly 5.6 million women, having directly received support to enhance their livelihoods.Learn more
billion in financing
GAFSP has 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 the pilot Missing Middle Initiative (MMI).Learn more
of projects address climate
Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive sectors. GAFSP investments directly address climate change through mitigation and adaption technologies such as resistant seed varieties, more efficient irrigation, and drought resistant mulching.Learn more