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Twitter Chat: Overcoming, Together

Good food starts with farmers. Only with strong partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaboration are smallholder farmers able to produce good food for people and the planet. Hosted by GAFSP, SDG2 Advocacy Hub, and UNFSS, this Twitter Chat highlights the vital role of smallholder farmers in delivering sustainable and nutritious food for all by providing a platform for stakeholders to discuss ways of working  to ensure that food systems drive progress on the SDGs. 

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Better Water Management Means Greater Food Security in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, irrigated agriculture is critical for rural livelihoods, and for the overall economy. However, the irrigation sector faces many challenges, including poor management of water resources, deteriorating infrastructure, and poor service delivery. To help address these challenges, a project was launched in 2012 and has since helped around 1.4 million people benefit from improved irrigation services and better water management.

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En Honduras, COVID-19 está afectando a los pequeños agricultores (Spanish)

En un momento en que la COVID-19 (coronavirus) continúa alterando las cadenas de suministro, las industrias y los mercados en todo el mundo, consultamos a los clientes del Mecanismo de Financiamiento para el Sector Privado del Programa Mundial para la Agricultura y la Seguridad Alimentaria (GAFSP) para saber de qué manera la crisis sanitaria y económica afecta a sus empresas y a los pequeños agricultores que participan en sus cadenas de suministro. En esta edición de nuestras "Conversaciones sobre la COVID", hablamos con Mateo Yibrin, director ejecutivo del Grupo Cadelga, uno de los principales distribuidores de productos y servicios agrícolas de Honduras.

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CSOs Call to Donors for the Successful Replenishment of GAFSP

In this joint letter, ActionAid, ROPPA, AFA, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Global Citizen, Mission Inclusion, ONE, Women for Women Intl, The Development Fund, CARE, Alliance 2015, Alianza por la Solidaridad, Action Against Hunger, and Results urge donors to commit funds to GAFSP.

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In Honduras, COVID-19 is Taking a Toll on Smallholder Farmers

In this installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Mateo Yibrín, CEO of the Cadelga Group, one of the largest distributors of agricultural products and services in Honduras. Yibrín spoke to us recently the panic purchases that are keeping his company afloat, why Honduran farmers are giving away free melon in towns across the country, and his message to the world on behalf of farmers who are suffering.

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From Farmers to Financial Institutions, the Impacts of COVID-19 in Kosovo are Widespread

In this installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Adrian Alo, Chief Financial Officer at KEP Trust, Kosovo’s largest local microfinance institution. Alo spoke to us recently about why business owners are shying away from new lines of credit, the role of microfinance in Kosovo’s post-COVID recovery and why he’s redefined success for the pandemic era. 

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In COVID-19 Era, Donors Face Challenges Ahead

In the next installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Iris Krebber, Head of Agriculture and Land at the Directorate General for Economic Development and International at the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Krebber, who is also chair of the GAFSP Private Sector Window Donor Committee, spoke to us about the challenges now facing the donor community, what keeps her up at night, and how she found professional fulfillment—but only after leaving a career in the private sector behind.

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In Ethiopia, COVID-19 is Causing Disruptions in Meat Processing, Even as Demand Surges

With COVID-19 disrupting supply chains, industries, and markets across the globe, we’re checking in with GAFSP Private Sector Window clients to see how the health and economic crisis is affecting their businesses and the smallholders in their supply chains. In this installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Tesfalidet Hagos, the founder and general manager of Luna Export Slaughterhouse, one of Ethiopia’s largest meat processors.

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Disruption in a Nutshell: How Bhutan’s Largest Private Sector Employer is Weathering the COVID Storm

With COVID-19 disrupting supply chains, industries, and markets across the globe, we’re checking in with GAFSP Private Sector Window clients to see how the health and economic crisis is affecting their businesses and the smallholders in their supply chain. In the next installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Daniel Spitzer and Teresa Law, CEO and CFO respectively, of Mountain Hazelnuts, Bhutan’s largest private sector employer.

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The WIFI is weak but our call for support for smallholder family farmers is strong

Esther Penunia - Secretary General of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), discusses the challenges faced by smallholder farms across Asia, and how they are working to overcome them. She calls on governments and the international community "to build sustainable, resilient food systems with family farmers, through their organisations and cooperatives as key frontliners, partners and stakeholders, towards the common goal of ending hunger and poverty in the world."

Public Sector Contact

Ms. Clare Murphy-McGreevey

External Affairs Officer
cmurphymcgreevey@worldbank.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Contact

Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
dberman@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.