News & Resources
Prioritizing Climate Resilience: Building a New Policy Consensus with Smallholder Farmers
GAFSP and the SDG2 Advocacy Hub are co-hosting a virtual side evet, Prioritizing Climate Resilience: Building a New Policy Consensus with Smallholder Farmers, at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 49).
Building Knowledge to Tap Senegal’s Growing Banana Market
Since bananas are in great demand in Senegal’s cities, many farmers struggle to make ends meet when they cannot be harvested. There is a name for the season during which bananas can’t be harvested: the ‘soudure’. During these times, some households may not be able to afford food, or consume less due to lack of resources.
Panel Discussion: Partnering with Women Farmers is a Smart Business Decision
This exciting panel discussion highlights examples of gender smart solutions that are successfully creating inclusive agricultural value chains across Africa. The webinar explores case studies and lessons learned from Private Sector Window clients including Grainpulse and Cargill, as well as remarks from GAFSP’s own Iris Krebber, Head of Agriculture, Food Security, Land (UK’s FCDO) and GAFSP PrSW donor committee chair.
Keeping Bhutan’s Spice Mountains Watered
In southwest Bhutan, 6,500 people have been assisted in increasing the quality and quantity of produce like rice, maize, potato, vegetables, quinoa, citrus, apples, and potatoes, as well as high-value spices such as large cardamom and ginger.
Insight Series: Natasha Hayward
Natasha Hayward is GAFSP’s outgoing Program Head. Presenting the first piece in this series, she reflects on her past six years and offers her thoughts on the Program and its future.
Annual Report 2020
Edition 10 | Data as of December 2020
Technological Innovation for Agroforestry and Agriculture Program in Haiti
This project aims to increase agricultural productivity and improve the use of natural capital through the adoption of sustainable technologies.
Banking on Partnerships for a Digital Future
E-Granary, a mobile communication and payment system, creates a virtual space for brokering commercial partnerships and contracts between farmers, buyers, and input dealers while connecting farmers with financial services at low transaction costs. The platform is used by more than 38,000 farmers, almost half of them women.
Financing for Food Security: Smallholder Priorities in the Global Effort to End Hunger
As part of the UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit, this affiliated event will bring together smallholder farmers, country representatives, and other partners to speak to their experiences in accessing financing through programs such as GAFSP.
How Investing in the Bigger Picture Has Paid off in Bangladesh
When COVID-19 hit Bangladesh, Rita Brommo was among the smallholder farmers concerned about how the global pandemic would impact their communities. In addition to the health concerns, there was also anxiety about food security and income generation. Without being able to move around to sell produce, how would farmers be able to earn enough money to put food on the table?
Getting Ahead of the Crisis in Lao PDR
Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit, it is clear that while food systems urgently need to be transformed to better support both human and planetary health, transformed food systems must also be resilient to future shocks. The GAFSP continues to work with vulnerable communities and smallholder farmers like Mo Ya, to safeguard their capacity to withstand the impact of external shocks.
From Cassava and Rice to Recovery: Bolstering Agriculture for a Stronger Liberia
Food shortages in Liberia have been compounded by a series of crises, some old; some new. From the impacts of long-term conflict to outbreaks of Ebola, rice shortages ¬–and now the COVID-19 pandemic–a long-term solution was needed.