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GAFSP Puts Farmers First in New Funding for Producer Organizations & Countries

GAFSP announced $121 million in new grants for nine national governments and, for the first time, an additional $30 million for producer organizations based in 12 countries worldwide. This funding aims to strengthen sustainable, inclusive, and resilient food systems in the world’s poorest countries, in response to rising food insecurity linked to COVID-19 and climate change.

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Mali's Young Entrepreneurs Get a Fresh Start

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. 

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Bringing Water back to Honduras’ Dry Corridor

Since 2017, across 25 municipalities of the Dry Corridor, the US$30 GAFSP-supported project has been implemented to bring food and nutrition security to Honduras’ driest areas, reaching more than 12,000 households through the installation of water irrigation technology and climate-resilient agriculture, enabling farmers to provide more nutritious foods for their families as well as for the market. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ms. Clare Murphy-McGreevey

External Affairs Officer

Based in Washington, D.C.

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Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist

Based in Washington, D.C.