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In this installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Adrian Alo, Chief Financial Officer at KEP Trust, Kosovo’s largest local microfinance institution. Alo spoke to us recently about why business owners are shying away from new lines of credit, the role of microfinance in Kosovo’s post-COVID recovery and why he’s redefined success for the pandemic era.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Hunger and the climate crisis are inextricably linked - the challenge is how to solve one while not exacerbating the other.
Nadeem Ahmed’s close work with the GAFSP's Private Sector Window is creating a “win-win” for smallholder farmers in Malawi and Global Tea alike.