GAFSP in the News


What People Are Saying About GAFSP


FAO hosts fifth GAFSP Knowledge Forum 

FAO - June 5, 2017

“The Forum was a true team effort by different institutions united around common priorities,” said Augusto Garcia, World Bank Task Team Leader for the Caribbean Food Security Project based in Nicaragua. “It showed how to truly advance innovation in a context of climate change and fragility, supporting private public collaboration, food systems and youth employment in different country contexts.”


New GAFSP-funded project to strengthen farmer organizations in Bangladesh

FAO -  May 30, 2017

“With this proposal for funding from the Missing Middle Initiative, which was driven by the farmers themselves, we’re looking at scaling up the good outcomes from the IAPP,” said Chase Palmeri, an FAO senior economist. “That means strengthening these farmer organizations to become local institutions that can help their members access financing, technical knowledge, innovative technology, value chains and markets long after the project has ended,” she added.  


Tokyo Meetings Yield Additional Support for Food Security Program

Kara Alaimo, U.S. Treasury Notes Blog - October 15, 2012

"By investing in GAFSP, we will mobilize funding from a diverse range of sources and set into motion innovative programs that will help communities become more self-sufficient, farmers increase their productivity, and families climb out of poverty," Secretary Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury. 


New Pledges Expand GAFSP's Food Security Work in the World's Poorest Countries

Rachel Kyte, World Bank Blog - October 12, 2012

"When you want to put money, ideas, innovation, and hard work together to increase food security, there’s nowhere better than the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program – GAFSP."


Remarks by the President at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary - May 18, 2012

"We’re committing to replenish the very successful Global Agricultural and Food Security Program.  That's an important part of this overall effort..."


Cash-Strapped G8 Looks to Private Sector In Hunger Fight

CNBC - May 18, 2012

"One program it views as highly successful is the public-private partnership the Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP), which works with countries to boost agricultural productivity. The Obama administration would like to expand it. "We want the private sector to bring their savvy, their innovation and their investments. It is a huge emphasis," Lael Brainard, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs, said..."


Africa: Food Security Program Yielding Tangible Results

All Africa - May 18, 2012

"The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is one of the most effective ways the United States is supporting the effort to end hunger and poverty..."


GAFSP: Improving Food Security for the World's Poor

World Bank - May 17, 2012

"The Global Agriculture & Food Security Program, known as GAFSP, stands out for its early results in improving food security for the world's poor.... "


From L'Aquila to Camp David: Sustaining Momentum on Global Food and Nutrition Security

Bread for the World - May 2012

"GAFSP embodies the Paris Declaration and Rome Principles by pooling and aligning donor resources behind country-owned food security plans...."


Making Development Assistance Work Better

Bread for the World - November 30, 2011


How Better Aid Achieves Results in Agriculture

ONE - November 11, 2011


The G-20 and the Global Food Crisis

Brookings Institute - October 26, 2011


Liberia: From Total Dependence to Food Security - Minister's Bold Aim

All Africa - August 22, 2011


A Food Security Strategy We Can't Afford Not to Fund

The Guardian -


What's the Best Way to Tackle Hunger?

ActionAid - June 16, 2011


Fact Sheet: GAFSP Public Sector Window

World Bank - June 9, 2011


Africa's Green Revolution Will Founder Without Extra Global Funding

The Guardian - September 26, 2010


Hope on the Hillside: Helping Small Farmers Help Themselves

Huntington Post - August 17, 2010


G20 Toronto Summit Communique

Annex III, Para. 23 - June 27, 2010


G8 Muskoka Summit Communique

Para. 16 - June 26, 2010


A Glimpse of Feeding the Future

Roger Thurow, Global Food for Thought - June 24, 2010


Five Countries Receive Food Security Support Through Multi-Donor Fund

World Bank - June 23, 2010


Millions Sought for Farms in Developing Countries

The New York Times - April 22, 2010 


Wealthy nations launch fund against world hunger, poverty

AFP - April 22, 2010


Bill Gates donates £20m to kickstart fund for farmers

The Guardian - April 22, 2010


World Bank, Donors Take Long-Term View on Food Security

World Bank - April 22, 2010