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How smallholder farmers bounced back during the health crisis
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, GAFSP was able to respond quickly and flexibly to the emerging crisis – providing much needed financing that allowed farmers to design and implement the interventions which worked best for them.
Sangay Dorji is a Senior Agriculture Extension Supervisor with Karmaling Gewog, or community block, with the government of Bhutan. He has been working with the GAFSP-supported FSAPP project, which aims to increase agricultural productivity and enhance market linkages among a target of 52,000 poor people.
Cultivating a Small-Scale Farming Approach to Improve Food Security
When provided with the right tools and resources, small-scale food producers can respond with remarkable speed and flexibility in times of crisis – a spike in conflict worldwide and the COVID-19 crisis have shown that. Five years after successfully testing the MMI, GAFSP is now funding small-scale food producers directly through the producer organizations that represent them.
The GAFSP-funded Inclusion of Rural Youth in Poultry and Aquaculture Value Chains in Mali project works with CNOP in Mali to support rural youth in creating income-generating activities that foster food and nutrition security. The young entrepreneurs have been provided with technical training, including how to set up an organization, and how to manage the finances for poultry and fish farming value-chains.