Rita Bromo, Farmer Business Facilitator for the Missing Middle Initiative, and Obydul Haque, General Secretary of the Sara Bangla Krishak Society, give their insight on working with GAFSP. They explain how the support and ownership of the funding allowed the network to bounce back during crises.
To improve smallholder beekeepers' productivity and resilience, a FAO project supported by the World Bank and funded by GAFSP, supported 700 small-scale beekeepers to enhance honey production.
Since 2010, GAFSP has supported the inclusion of climate change considerations across all program elements and, moving forward, GAFSP is deepening the integration of climate considerations and solutions across all operations.
GAFSP is pleased to announce the appointment of Canada and the United States as new Steering Committee Chairs.
Many GAFSP projects already had climate elements but this is the first time the program will require it. The move was driven by smallholder farmers, who are seeing the ill effects of climate change on their production and livelihoods.
Despite strong economic growth and falling poverty levels, Rwanda faces significant challenges in meeting food demands and food security. Farmer and father, Jean-Paul Kubwimana, defied these challenges, increasing his income by 15 times. Driving past a greenhouse full of healthy tomatoes, he decided to investigate how greenhouse tomatoes could benefit his family.
Despite decades of economic growth, many sectors of the rice production industry in Cambodia remain vulnerable to climate change events, and farmers do not have access to knowledge of modern rice production and processing techniques.
Women play a central role in agriculture and food systems, yet they remain more at risk of being food insecure than men. Hosted by ActionAid USA and GAFSP, this Twitter Chat will highlight that women's empowerment is critical to creating and maintaining a sustainable future for all.
Jean Paul Kubwimana is among smallholder farmers and investors in the Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Food Security Project (SAIP) intervention sites countrywide who received greenhouses from the Project through matching grants.
On a shiny afternoon in Rucumbo village, Nyabicwamba cell, Gatsibo sector, Gatsibo district, members of smallholder farmers organized under Tuzamurane Self Help Group (SHG) are busy picking chili pepper yield before transporting it to a collection center.
This International Women’s Day, we celebrate women around the world and gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, towards progress and a just, more equal world.
Farmer groups in Bangladesh adapt to climate change with new, high-quality seeds. We aimed to open a new window of technology for farmers, but we wanted to adopt a bottom-up approach. Read the full story to learn more.