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Our Impact

GAFSP has channeled $1.6 billion to fight hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in more than 45 low-income countries with impressive results.

How We are Making a Difference

GAFSP channels additional, complementary investments through established, multilateral agencies that have the necessary expertise and proven sectoral experience to guide projects to success. Through these implementing partners, GAFSP finances technically sound, inclusive projects that target funding to where it is needed most and where it can be used most effectively. 

GAFSP’s funding supports projects across the entire agriculture value chain to ensure a transformative impact on the economies, communities, and people involved, particularly smallholder farmers. The portfolio is active in more than 45 countries, with more than 60% of funds in Africa, and with other projects located across Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Eligible countries for all GAFSP financing are –as the priority– members of the International Development Association (IDA) that are IDA-only (eligible to receive financing from IDA and not IBRD) and not in non-accrual. 

13 million beneficiaries

million people reached

GAFSP has helped empower millions of farmers, with more than 13.4 million rural people, including nearly 5.6 million women, having directly received support to enhance their livelihoods.

1.6b in financing

billion in financing

GAFSP has channeled $1.6 billion to fight hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, with $1.3 billion in grant financing, $330 million in private sector financing, and $13.2 million to the pilot Missing Middle Initiative (MMI).

65 percent of projects

of projects address climate

Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive sectors. GAFSP 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

GAFSP's 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.

Our Focus Areas

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Jobs & Income

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



65% of projects have elements that directly address climate change through mitigation and/or adaption. 



GAFSP has provided more than US$722 million to public and private sector investments in 26 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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