Gurung is just one of the 60,689 direct beneficiaries of the project who were affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the frequently occurring natural disasters and climate-related impacts.
Thirty-nine-year-old Xienginphone Phengthavong is a typical smallholder farmer from the village, growing rice as the main staple food, cultivating vegetables in the home garden, and raising fish in his fishpond, all for household consumption.
Harvesting Inclusion in Honduras: Improving Food Security & Livelihoods for Persons with Disabilities
PROSASUR in Honduras increases the availability of quality food and the incomes of poor rural people in order to improve nutrition and reduce child stunting. The project has made significant progress on social inclusion, and for the first time in the country, has developed an approach to ensure disability inclusion.
GAFSP will launch a Call for Proposals in the early Fall to provide much-needed grants to fill financing gaps in country-led programs.
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Three smallholders from the Central American country share their experiences with AgroMoney, a financial inclusion and technical assistance scheme run by Grupo Cadelga and the IFC, with the support of GAFSP's Private Sector Window.
Sr. Don Mariano Jiménez Talavera, former Honduran Ambassador & Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Agencies, gives his insight on working with the GAFSP. He explains why investing in agriculture is more critical now than ever before and how planning in the long-term, together with communities, can help us build resilience to future crises.
The Government of Spain recently pledged EUR 10 million for GAFSP, thereby renewing its commitment of support towards the program.
The United States announced a new contribution of US$155 million to GAFSP to support agricultural projects in the world's poorest countries.
International leaders came together at the “Uniting for Global Food Security” Ministerial Conference to discuss global initiatives to address food insecurity stemming from the war in Ukraine. Corry van Gaal, Chair of the GAFSP Steering Committee, participated in a discussion on coordinating action in the Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS).
Adama Doumbia from the World Food Programme and Missing Middle Initiative in Mali gives insight into his experiences working with GAFSP. Building up producer organizations and their capacity to remain independent has been key, he says.
Iris Krebber, chair of the GAFSP Private Sector Window Donor Committee and Head of Agriculture, Food Security, and Land at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, talks about the importance of blended finance for the agribusiness sector, her biggest development fears, and why, despite it all, she’s finally able to sleep at night.