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Our Impact

We have channeled $1.5 billion to fight hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in more than 40 countries with impressive results.

How We are Making a Difference

We channel our investments through established, multilateral agencies that have the necessary expertise and proven sectoral experience to guide projects to success. Through these implementing partners, we finance technically sound, inclusive projects that target funding to where it is needed most and where it can be used most effectively.

Our funding supports projects across the entire agriculture value chain in more than 40 low-income countries to ensure a transformative impact on the economies, communities, and people involved, particularly smallholder farmers.

11 million people reached

million people reached

Our portfolio has reached over 11 million farmers and their families in more than 40 low-income countries to achieve higher agricultural productivity, increased incomes, and improved food and nutrition security.

1.5B in financing

in financing

We have channeled $1.5 billion to fight hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, with $1.2 billion in grant financing, $330 million in private sector financing, and $13.2 million to the pilot Missing Middle Initiative (MMI).

70 percent of projects

of projects address climate

Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive sectors. Our investments directly address climate change through mitigation and adaption technologies such as resistant seed varieties, more efficient irrigation, and drought resistant mulching.

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Our Portfolio

Our portfolio stretches along the entire value chain, supporting public sector investments and increased capacity for producers’ organizations and smallholder farmers.

Our Reach

Through a combination of public and private investments, our projects deliver strategic support that expands the horizon of agricultural financing to increase reach and impact.

Focusing on IDA Countries

Through the Public and Private Sector Windows, we support more than 150 projects in nearly 40 countries across Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. The Public Sector Window has provided $1.2 billion in grant funding to 49 projects in 31 countries. The Private Sector Window has deployed $311 million to support 61 investment projects for agribusinesses across 27 countries, as well as $21 million to support 67 advisory projects across 27 countries. Almost two-thirds of the portfolio (both Windows) funds projects in Africa. 

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Supporting Strong Projects

We channel funds to stakeholders in different ways, adapted to their needs: to countries through their governments, to private sector enterprises and agribusiness through innovative financing packages, and to farmer organizations through creative pilot projects. To date, we have a portfolio of approximately $1.5 billion in financing, with $1.2 billion in grant financing from the Public Sector Window, $267 million from the Private Sector Window, and $13.2 million to the Missing Middle pilot Initiative.

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Increasing Impact, Generating Scale, Reducing Costs

The Public Sector Window provides $1.2 billion in grant funding to 49 projects in 31 countries (40 investments projects and 9 Technical Assistance projects), averaging approximately $30 million per investment project. Currently, there are 29 active, 10 under preparation, and 10 closed projects. The Private Sector Window provides innovative products and financial solutions to support private sector companies that promote inclusive business models. Thus far, the Private Sector Window has approved 61 investment projects in 27 countries for a total funding of $311 million. Of these projects, 42 are currently active, representing an investment amount of $186 million. More than half of the allocated funds have already been disbursed. Complementary advisory service engagements are deployed through 67 advisory projects in 27 countries, totaling $21 million of GAFSP funding.

Our Focus Areas

Jobs&Income- Cambodia

Jobs & Income

62% of projects are creating economic opportunities through both on- and off- farm jobs.

Climate-Ethiopia

Climate

70% of projects have elements that directly address climate change through mitigation and/or adaption. 

FCV-Togo

Fragility

We have supported more than 40 public and private sector investments in fragile countries. 

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Our Impact Stories

A recipe for success: Kenya's tea farmers taste the benefits of hydropower

Investments in new technology can help boost tea production and farmers' earnings.

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Blended finance in a Bhutanese nutshell

Promoting hazelnut production by smallholders across Bhutan.

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Investing in nutrition gains a lifetime of returns on human capital for children in war-torn Yemen

A family business helps millions suffering from acute malnutrition.

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Partner with Us

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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