Changing Lives 2023 Edition
Insights into how investments made possible by the GAFSP Private Sector Window help change the lives of farmers worldwide.
Edition 9 | March 2023
Three ways women are breaking the mold
Discover how GAFSP supports critical training for female smallholder farmers to improve their incomes, socio-economic opportunities, and nutrition within the whole community.
Kubwimana records increased yield after turning to greenhouse farming
"For a farmer practicing open-air cultivation, the greenhouse technology is a blessing considering the yield size," says Kubwimana Jean Paul, a farmer from Karongi District.
Laos: Strategic Support for Food Security and Nutrition Project
"We now know how to prepare proper meals, cook a variety of foods, and eat diversified dishes," said Nalee, a resident of Tardmoune Village in Laos.
For Cocoa Farmers, Cooperative Training Tastes Sweet
"We were producing 5,000 tons for a turnover of 5 billion CFA and today we are over 8,200 tons of cocoa with a turnover of over 11 billion CFA."
Channelling funds directly to farmers is critical for food system transformation
Around the world, food insecurity is on the rise. At the same time, communities are battling crises on multiple fronts - from the impacts of climate change to conflict and the pandemic aftermath.
Gatsibo smallholder farmers reaping good returns after turning to chili farming
On a shiny afternoon in Rucumbo village in Rwanda, smallholder farmers organized under the Tuzamurane Self Help Group are busy picking chili pepper yield before transporting it to a collection center.
Germany announces additional EUR 148 million contribution to Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
We are pleased to announce that Germany has provided EUR 148 million as a new contribution to GAFSP in response to the global food crisis.
Is Cambodian Rice Ready for the World Market?
Keen on exporting its surplus rice, Cambodia is priming its rice sector to enter the world market while keeping the national stock, farmers' welfare, and agricultural resources in check.
Documentary on the Irrigation Scheme in Makueni and Kajiado Counties
Learn more about the Small-Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project in Kenya.
Project to Support Food Production and Build Resilience in Benin
PAPVIRE-ABC helps boost food production by developing agricultural value chains through improved farm productivity, technological innovations, and the promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship.
'You wait, but nothing comes:' Honduran farmers at the mercy of climate-change-induced drought, floods
“The varying weather patterns really affect the animals,” said Maldonado, 43, noting that if he doesn’t have enough to feed them, the milk they produce isn’t as nutritious. “Climate change has hurt us a lot.”