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Strengthening Farmers’ Resilience

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a $2 billion multilateral financing platform dedicated to improving food and nutrition security in the world’s poorest countries.

Our Mission

Launched by the G20 in the wake of the global response to the 2007–08 food price crisis, GAFSP works to build resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems in low-income countries, in times of crisis and beyond. We provide countries, agribusinesses, and smallholder farmers with financial and technical resources to design and implement projects across the food value chain, from 'farm to table'.  

As the world faces multiple and overlapping stresses and shocks – pushing millions of people, including smallholder farmers, deeper into hunger and food insecurity – GAFSP’s mandate is now more relevant than ever. 

Our Work

Our Portfolio


billion in financing

Our portfolio includes over $1.5 billion in grant financing to countries, $476 million to support private sector development, and $47 million to farmers' or producer organizations. 

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million people reached

Every day, we help empower millions of smallholder farmers and their families. More than 16 million people, including nearly 7 million women, have benefited from our public sector support.

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million for COVID-19

Since COVID-19 hit in 2020, we have provided over $200 million in additional or new financing to support countries' and smallholder farmers’ response and recovery efforts.

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Farmer 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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Helping Yemeni Farmers Restore Life in war-torn Yemen

Yemeni farmers have had their livelihoods severely disrupted because of ongoing conflict.

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