“I learned not to shy away from ideas that will improve the status of my family,” Seraphine Uwitonze said. “I never thought I was capable and now I know that I am.”
New IFAD- and GAFSP-funded project to scale up successful approaches to increasing food and nutrition security and increase small-scale farmers’ incomes in Lao PDR
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic signed an agreement for a nutrition-sensitive agriculture project to address food insecurity and malnutrition among the rural poor.
"There used to be a 50% loss of water. Now we are delivering almost 95-100% of the necessary water to farmers," says Arapbai Kamarov, framer and director of the Khodja Arik Water User Association.
USD$220 million in new agricultural investment grants for 15 countries announced by GAFSP, a global multilateral fund dedicated to reducing food insecurity and poverty in low-income countries.
Insights into how investments made possible by the GAFSP Private Sector Window help change the lives of farmers worldwide.
Edition 9 | March 2023
Discover how GAFSP supports critical training for female smallholder farmers to improve their incomes, socio-economic opportunities, and nutrition within the whole community.
"For a farmer practicing open-air cultivation, the greenhouse technology is a blessing considering the yield size," says Kubwimana Jean Paul, a farmer from Karongi District.
"We now know how to prepare proper meals, cook a variety of foods, and eat diversified dishes," said Nalee, a resident of Tardmoune Village in Laos.
"We were producing 5,000 tons for a turnover of 5 billion CFA and today we are over 8,200 tons of cocoa with a turnover of over 11 billion CFA."
Around the world, food insecurity is on the rise. At the same time, communities are battling crises on multiple fronts - from the impacts of climate change to conflict and the pandemic aftermath.
On a shiny afternoon in Rucumbo village in Rwanda, smallholder farmers organized under the Tuzamurane Self Help Group are busy picking chili pepper yield before transporting it to a collection center.
Germany announces additional EUR 148 million contribution to Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
We are pleased to announce that Germany has provided EUR 148 million as a new contribution to GAFSP in response to the global food crisis.