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Agriculture for Nutrition – Phase 2 (AFN II)

About the Project

In Lao People’s Democratic Republic, $17 million in GAFSP funding will improve and diversify vulnerable communities’ nutritional and socio-economic situations, adopt gender-transformative practices, build resilience to climate conditions, and improve production and marketing capacities.  

The AFN-II builds on the lessons learned and the achievement of the first phase project. AFN-II project interventions will continue to focus on the implementation of the four nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities within the 23 priority interventions under the new “National Plan of Action on Nutrition” (NPAN) 2021-2025. The project will specifically empower women to sustainably achieve better household nutrition outcomes, particularly for pregnant women and lactating mothers and children up to the age of 5 years, through the implementation of nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions and sustainable management of the available natural resources in the communities. This will be achieved through the implementation of three interlinked project components. 

The project will have three interlinked components aimed at addressing the sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of the country’s agriculture and food systems in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, namely: (1) Community-driven agriculture and nutrition interventions promoting the use of natural resources; (2) Business Partnerships and Market Access improvement; and (3) Enabling environment. 


  • Lao PDR

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Supervising entity

  • IFAD
  • WFP

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GAFSP Funding Amount