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2021 Call For Proposals

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Steering Committee has launched its sixth GAFSP Call for Proposals and is currently accepting proposals for grant funding for new (i) Country-led and (ii) Producer Organization-led projects in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. This funding will support medium- to long-term COVID-19 response efforts for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of agriculture and food systems in a changing climate.

  • The Country-led modality aims to fund projects that support eligible countries to address priority public sector investments and enable private sector development opportunities in line with country-owned agricultural investment plans.  
  • The Producer Organization-led modality builds on the experience of the Missing Middle Initiative (MMI) pilot to strengthen the institutional capacities of Producer Organizations as key economic players in the value chain.

The GAFSP Steering Committee expects to allocate an indicative amount of US$125 million to the 5-8 highest-ranked Country-led proposals, and approximately US$25 million in funding to 8-10 successful Producer Organization-led proposals. The Steering Committee intends to make allocation decisions at the end of 2021. The full announcement is available in English and French.

GAFSP will post answers to Frequently Asked Questions regularly.

Proposal Submission

The updated Guidelines and Proposal Templates for Country Submissions and Producer Organization submissions are the principal reference and provide a clear guide for proposal requirements and submission. They are available in English and French. Please reach out to the GAFSP Coordination Unit at if you require a Microsoft Word version of the Guidelines and Proposal Template(s).

All proposals must follow the proposal submission form template and must be submitted in English by the relevant Ministry (for country proposals) or the selected Supervising Entity (for producer organization proposals). While GAFSP has created an unofficial version of this form in French to serve as a working guide, the final submission must be in English only.

The deadline to submit proposals has now passed.