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Ending Poverty and Hunger

We work to improve food and nutrition security through effective partnerships, strategic development, and targeted use of funds.

What We Do

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a global financing instrument dedicated to fighting hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We work to support smallholder farmers and their families by strengthening sustainable and resilient food and agriculture systems. Since 2010, we have provided $1.6 billion in financial and technical resources to projects that are delivered through partnerships with regional and multilateral development agencies and private sector actors.

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Our Mission

Vegetable market. Madagascar.

Reduce Poverty

Through long-term investments in agriculture, food and nutrition security, our projects create employment opportunities, generate incomes, and reduce rural poverty.

Handful of peanuts. Mali.

Fight Hunger

Globally, more than 820 million people go to bed hungry every day. We amplify the impact of development assistance with the goal of fighting hunger.

Woman on the farm in Benin

Empower Farmers

Smallholder farmers produce 80% of the world's food. We support resilient and sustainable agriculture systems that benefit and empower vulnerable smallholder farmers and their families.

Our Portfolio

13

million people reached

Every day, we help empower millions of farmers. More than 13.4 million rural people, including nearly 5.6 million women, have received direct support through our projects. 

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$1.6b

billion in financing

We have 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 producer organization-led projects. 

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65 percent

of projects address climate

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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Recent Stories

In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

Until three years ago, Remzi Bala had a small family homestead in central Kosovo, but with just one old tractor and no livestock, he struggled to make the farm productive, let alone profitable. That changed in 2017, when he applied for his first loan with KEP Trust, a leading microfinance institution in Kosovo.

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What women in Nepal can teach the world about growing food

Good food begins with farmers, and things started to change when GAFSP began investing in rural farming communities in Nepal.

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In Ethiopia, COVID-19 is Causing Disruptions in Meat Processing, Even as Demand Surges

We talk with Tesfalidet Hagos, the founder and general manager of Luna Export Slaughterhouse, one of Ethiopia’s largest meat processors, to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their business and the smallholders in their supply chains.

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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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