How do we transform our food system so that it nurtures both human health and our environment?
For generations, growing rice has been a main source of income and food for farmers in The Gambia. Climate change has changed everything. Erratic rainfall and drought have slashed rice yields.
With support from GAFSP, smallholder family farmers will have the resources they need to improve their livelihoods. This includes access to funds, capacity building, technology, and public-private partnerships.
Traditionally, lack of reliable market access for smallholder farmers has impeded the economic development of rural areas because farmers often live far from the wholesale markets, and it is not feasible for them to deliver their produce directly. Highly fragmented systems encourage farmers to navigate through farmer groups or brokers to get their produce to markets. Fluctuating, non-transparent prices are often the result.
Empowering Smallholder Farmers
Yemeni farmers have had their livelihoods severely disrupted because of ongoing conflict.
The Nepal Agriculture Food Security Project aimed to improve food security and nutrition in rural Nepal by increasing food production, promoting nutritious diets and supporting communities to cope with the impacts of climate change.
The effects of climate change are undermining cotton farmers’ livelihoods in Burkina Faso—where 80 percent of the population depend on agriculture to earn a living.
A family business helps millions suffering from acute malnutrition.
Insta Products CEO, Dhiren Chandaria, talks about his mission—with GAFSP’s help—to save lives.
Nomadic Pastoralists get new opportunities for income
A healthy productive life requires adequate nutrition. Yet around the world, millions of people are undernourished and hungry.