GAFSP does not implement projects, rather we pool donor resources and channel funding through established regional and multilateral development agencies that have the necessary expertise to guide projects to success.
To do this, we offer a diverse and flexible range of public and private investment tools that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of recipients along the entire agriculture value chain – from ‘farm to fork’. These include grants, technical assistance, concessional loans, blended finance, and advisory services.
How We Channel Funding
Grants to Countries
We provide grants to low-income country governments to support national agriculture and food security investment plans developed together with farmers, agribusinesses, technical experts, and civil society organizations.
Private Sector Financing
We use blended finance solutions and concessional funding to support projects designed to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers living in the world’s poorest countries.
We directly support smallholder farmers and their organizations. Our Missing Middle Initiative pilot focuses on producer organizations, civil society organizations, and small and medium enterprises.
What Makes Us Unique
Demand-driven, Country-owned projects
We target funding to countries with the greatest needs and where it is likely to have the biggest impact. Before the projects are even selected, the recipient country is in the driver’s seat: designing the project, holding consultations with stakeholders, and identifying partners to work with.Our Work
Impact That Goes Beyond Agriculture
Investment in agriculture is crucial to alleviate hunger and lift millions out of poverty. Improved food systems can raise farmers’ incomes, help adapt and build farmers’ resilience to the changing climate, and provide access to safe and nutritious food.Focus Areas
Global Initiatives with Local Impact
We incentivize countries to prioritize strategic and effective agriculture and food policies and projects. We help with implementation of global initiatives like Scaling Up Nutrition, Committee on World Food Security, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.Our Impact
Building Private Sector Opportunities
We provide blended finance solutions and advisory services to support projects with a high potential for impact but may not generally attract commercial funding due to perceived high risks.Private Sector Opportunities