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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."
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Statement from GAFSP Co-Chairs: GAFSP and COVID-19


Today, more than ever, the need for programmes like GAFSP is crucial as a source of financing for non-humanitarian investments in the most vulnerable countries and communities around the world. This will ensure our progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is not further reversed by the ongoing pandemic.

Public Sector Media Contact

Ms. Kimberly Parent

Communications Officer
GAFSP Public Sector Window
kparent@worldbankgroup.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Media Contact

Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
GAFSP Private Sector Window
dberman@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

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