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Building Knowledge to Tap Senegal’s Growing Banana Market

Since bananas are in great demand in Senegal’s cities, many farmers struggle to make ends meet when they cannot be harvested. There is a name for the season during which bananas can’t be harvested: the ‘soudure’. During these times, some households may not be able to afford food, or consume less due to lack of resources.
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Keeping Bhutan’s Spice Mountains Watered

In southwest Bhutan, 6,500 people have been assisted in increasing the quality and quantity of produce like rice, maize, potato, vegetables, quinoa, citrus, apples, and potatoes, as well as high-value spices such as large cardamom and ginger.
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Insight Series: Natasha Hayward

Natasha Hayward is GAFSP’s outgoing Program Head. Presenting the first piece in this series, she reflects on her past six years and offers her thoughts on the Program and its future.
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Annual Report 2020

Edition 10 | Data as of December 2020
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Technological Innovation for Agroforestry and Agriculture Program in Haiti

This project aims to increase agricultural productivity and improve the use of natural capital through the adoption of sustainable technologies.
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Banking on Partnerships for a Digital Future

E-Granary, a mobile communication and payment system, creates a virtual space for brokering commercial partnerships and contracts between farmers, buyers, and input dealers while connecting farmers with financial services at low transaction costs. The platform is used by more than 38,000 farmers, almost half of them women.
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Financing for Food Security: Smallholder Priorities in the Global Effort to End Hunger

As part of the UN Food Systems Summit Pre-Summit, this affiliated event will bring together smallholder farmers, country representatives, and other partners to speak to their experiences in accessing financing through programs such as GAFSP.
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How Investing in the Bigger Picture Has Paid off in Bangladesh

When COVID-19 hit Bangladesh, Rita Brommo was among the smallholder farmers concerned about how the global pandemic would impact their communities. In addition to the health concerns, there was also anxiety about food security and income generation. Without being able to move around to sell produce, how would farmers be able to earn enough money to put food on the table? 
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Getting Ahead of the Crisis in Lao PDR

Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit, it is clear that while food systems urgently need to be transformed to better support both human and planetary health, transformed food systems must also be resilient to future shocks. The GAFSP continues to work with vulnerable communities and smallholder farmers like Mo Ya, to safeguard their capacity to withstand the impact of external shocks. 
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From Cassava and Rice to Recovery: Bolstering Agriculture for a Stronger Liberia

Food shortages in Liberia have been compounded by a series of crises, some old; some new. From the impacts of long-term conflict to outbreaks of Ebola, rice shortages ¬–and now the COVID-19 pandemic–a long-term solution was needed.
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Financing Food Systems Recovery: Scaling Up Research and Innovation

This event will present CGIAR’s Food System response to COVID-19 as well as promote GAFSP's Call for Proposals to support countries and producer organizations’ recovery and response to COVID-19 challenges.
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Building a Coordinated, Science-based Approach to Food Security

2021 will be a crucial year to prevent famine and protect livelihoods and food security for billions of people. Addressing these challenges in the long term will require a coordinated, science-based approach to tackling food insecurity, not only for COVID-19 recovery, but also to achieve the SDGs.

Public Sector Media Contact

Ms. Tammy Mehdi

External Affairs Associate
GAFSP Public Sector

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Media Contact

Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
GAFSP Private Sector Window

Based in Washington, D.C.