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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.
With support from GAFSP, smallholder family farmers will have the resources they need to improve their livelihoods. This includes access to funds, capacity building, technology, and public-private partnerships.
Traditionally, lack of reliable market access for smallholder farmers has impeded the economic development of rural areas because farmers often live far from the wholesale markets, and it is not feasible for them to deliver their produce directly. Highly fragmented systems encourage farmers to navigate through farmer groups or brokers to get their produce to markets. Fluctuating, non-transparent prices are often the result.
Empowering Smallholder Farmers
ActionAid commissioned a study to examine the implementation of PASA Lou-Ma-Kaf in Senegal, with a particular focus on small-scale food producers, women producers, involvement and participation of producer organizations and civil society, and adaptation to climate change.
ActionAid and AFA commissioned a study to look at the successes and lessons learned from the AFSP implementation, with a focus on small-scale food producers; women producers; the engagement and participation of producer and civil society organizations; and climate resilience.