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In this installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Mateo Yibrín, CEO of the Cadelga Group, one of the largest distributors of agricultural products and services in Honduras. Yibrín spoke to us recently the panic purchases that are keeping his company afloat, why Honduran farmers are giving away free melon in towns across the country, and his message to the world on behalf of farmers who are suffering.
PROSASUR enhances the food and nutrition security of vulnerable households in Honduras - where smallholder farmers are being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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).
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 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.