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Our Approach

The Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a demand-led and recipient-owned global partnership and a cost-effective and flexible multilateral financing mechanism dedicated to fighting hunger, malnutrition and poverty in developing countries. In line with Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2), GAFSP supports resilient and sustainable agriculture that benefits and empowers poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth.

GAFSP pools development assistance resources and uses a common framework to selectively allocate them to where they are most needed, effective and catalytic, in line with country priorities and private sector opportunities.

GAFSP helps farmers to achieve substantial income gains, to be food-secure, and ultimately to be “market-ready” and share in the gains of local growth and development by investing in a wide range of opportunities across five key components:

  1. raising agricultural productivity
  2. linking farmers to markets
  3. improving non-farm rural livelihoods
  4. reducing risk and vulnerability
  5. providing technical assistance, institution building, and capacity development

How GAFSP Works

Our Theory of Change describes how GAFSP activities at the program and country level together link with the program’s objectives of reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty with a focus on the poor and vulnerable.

Theory of Change


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The Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP) is dedicated to fighting hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in low-income countries by supporting resilient and sustainable agricultural systems that benefit and empower poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers. Since its inception in 2010, GAFSP has received contributions totaling $1.7 billion from Australia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with funds going to countries that have strategic, innovative, and credible plans already in place to improve agricultural productivity and food security.

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