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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.
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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? 
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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. 
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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.
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Financing Food Systems Recovery: Scaling Up Research and Innovation


This event will present CGIAR’s Food System response to COVID-19 as well as promote GAFSP's Call for Proposals to support countries and producer organizations’ recovery and response to COVID-19 challenges.
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Building a Coordinated, Science-based Approach to Food Security


2021 will be a crucial year to prevent famine and protect livelihoods and food security for billions of people. Addressing these challenges in the long term will require a coordinated, science-based approach to tackling food insecurity, not only for COVID-19 recovery, but also to achieve the SDGs.
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Climate-Smart Crop Takes Root in Zambia


In Zambia, cassava supplies are low, with inadequate quality planting materials, leading to dwindling yields and pest and disease infestations, and impacting food security and income for farmers. Supported by GAFSP and the African Development Bank’s flagship TAAT program, the US$34.87 million Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP) brings together the government, private sector, and researchers to jointly tackle these issues in an integrated manner.
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Farmers of Resilience Shaken by COVID-19


In Senegal, women smallholders are adapting, with new strategies, to COVID-19 impacts.
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Virtual Call Centres — how farmers’ organizations in Bangladesh manage to thrive during the pandemic


Virtual Call Centres (VCCs) are a solution developed by farmers’ organizations in Bangladesh to enable farming operations to thrive despite restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. This video explains how the VCCs work.
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Twitter Chat: Promoting Gender Equality in Food Systems and Nutrition


Hosted by GAFSP, CFS, and UN Nutrition (tbc), this Twitter Chat highlights the vital role of women to ensure nutritious food for all, and the significance of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition in promoting women’s rights in the context of food security and nutrition. 
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Helping Women Improve Food Quality and Family Income in Kyrgyz Villages


Financed by the GAFSP and administered by the World Bank, the $38 million project aims to increase the agricultural productivity and food and nutrition security of rural households in areas around the country that were selected based on the poverty, health, and nutrition status of the people living there.
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GAFSP: Enhancing Farmers’ Livelihoods, Resilience & Food Security


From farm to fork, we help raise incomes, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security for millions of smallholder farmers and their families.

Public Sector Media Contact

Ms. Tammy Mehdi

External Affairs Associate
GAFSP Public Sector Window
tmehdi@worldbankgroup.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Media Contact

Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
GAFSP Private Sector Window
dberman@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Where We Work

GAFSP targets funding to countries with the greatest needs and the best capacities to use such funding.

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