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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Senegal, women smallholders are adapting, with new strategies, to COVID-19 impacts.
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.
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.
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.
Reporting Period: January to December 2020
From farm to fork, we help raise incomes, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security for millions of smallholder farmers and their families.
While humanitarian responses are critical during crises, they are never a long-term solution. With the right support and tools, farmers –often on the frontlines of crises and disproportionately affected by disasters, including climate change– can themselves drive change, economic recovery, and income opportunities.