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 development resources 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.Discover our Approach
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.
Globally, an estimated 815 million people go to bed hungry every day. Malnutrition undermines economic growth and slows progress, causing poor health and poor cognitive functions.
Empower Smallholder Farmers
Growth in agriculture has been shown to be two to three times as effective at reducing extreme poverty than growth in any other sector, and more than 80% of food is produced by smallholders.
million people reached
Through public sector investments, we have helped support and empower more than 10.4 million farmers and their families. Combined, over their lifespans, these projects will impact more than 12 million rural people, of whom 5.1 million are expected to be women and girls.Learn more
countries around the world
The Public Sector Window supports 47 projects in 31 countries, and the Private Sector Window supports 61 agribusiness investment projects across 27 countries, as well as 67 advisory projects across 27 countries.Learn more
billion in financing
Our $1.5 billion portfolio is comprised of US$1.2 billion in grant financing from the Public Sector Window, $311 million from the Private Sector Window, and $13.2 million from the pilot Missing Middle Initiative (MMI) pilot.Learn more