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:
- raising agricultural productivity
- linking farmers to markets
- improving non-farm rural livelihoods
- reducing risk and vulnerability
- providing technical assistance, institution building, and capacity development
We work in partnership with our Supervising Entities: African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Bank Group (WBG), and World Food Programme (WFP).
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.