GAFSP Supports Smallholders Weather the Pandemic in Honduras
PROSASUR enhances the food and nutrition security of vulnerable households in Honduras - where smallholder farmers are being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keep Calm and Drink Tea: The CEO of a Global Tea Company on Weathering COVID-19
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.
From the Cow to the Customer – Women Farmers in Bangladesh Organize Themselves
It all started when Renu Bala, a dairy farmer from the village of Panjor Bhanga in northern Bangladesh, went from house-to-house to pitch her idea to create a cooperative. Today, more than 40 women have joined her dairy co-op, and collect more than 200 liters of milk per day, which they sell to local sweet shops and milk processing companies at premium prices – bringing in a profit. Read how one dairy cooperative is growing with funds from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).
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.
The Missing Middle Initiative
With global hunger rising and farmer incomes declining, family farmers must be at the center of their own development.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security & Nutrition: A Call from CSOs to GAFSP Donors for Urgent Action
With the support of CSOs and their members, GAFSP should develop quick monitoring of the real impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on small-scale farmers and small-scale food providers, which can be used as evidence to support these adjustments.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Announces New Grants to Fight Hunger and Poverty in FCV Countries
GAFSP announced that seven projects in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) will receive grants totaling $97.6 million.
An African Entrepreneur is Revolutionizing Kenya’s Supply Chain
Peter Njonjo, Co-Founder and CEO of Twiga Foods, sat down with GAFSP Private Sector Window’s Daphna Berman at IFC headquarters in Washington D.C. recently to discuss the challenges facing African entrepreneurs, his decision to leave Coca-Cola, and why he needed to sell his Nairobi home in a quest to ensure that his vision for Twiga became a reality.
Global Agriculture Fund GAFSP Embarks on New Replenishment Model
Ten years after G-20 leaders created the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to tackle hunger and malnutrition, the fund will hold its first replenishment event next June in Berlin, seeking $1.5 billion.
IFC Invests in Soufflet Ethiopia to Boost Local Malt Production, Support Farmers
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), today announced a €20 million investment in Soufflet Malt Ethiopia to help the company build and operate a malting plant in Ethiopia, supporting local farmers and economic growth.
How do we feed the world without destroying the planet?
Hunger and the climate crisis are inextricably linked - the challenge is how to solve one while not exacerbating the other.
GAFSP Investment Case Video
GAFSP aims to improve food and nutrition security and build the sustainability of agriculture and food systems in the medium- to long-term by providing financial and technical resources to projects along the entire agriculture value chain, from ‘farm to table’.