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Ending Poverty and Hunger

Improving 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 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.

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Reduce Hunger

Reduce Hunger

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.

Reduce Poverty

Reduce 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

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.

Our Portfolio

13 million beneficiaries

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. 

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$1.6b in financing

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).

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65% of project address climate change

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.

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Our Impact Stories

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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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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