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Building on past success to prevent a COVID-19-related food crisis
Global food security trends were alarming even before the pandemic threw the world into chaos. After decades of decline, global hunger continues to rise for the third consecutive year due to climate disasters, conflicts, and economic downturns.
Disruption in a Nutshell: How Bhutan’s Largest Private Sector Employer is Weathering the COVID Storm
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 chain. In the next installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Daniel Spitzer and Teresa Law, CEO and CFO respectively, of Mountain Hazelnuts, Bhutan’s largest private sector employer.
The WIFI is weak but our call for support for smallholder family farmers is strong
Esther Penunia - Secretary General of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), discusses the challenges faced by smallholder farms across Asia, and how they are working to overcome them. She calls on governments and the international community "to build sustainable, resilient food systems with family farmers, through their organisations and cooperatives as key frontliners, partners and stakeholders, towards the common goal of ending hunger and poverty in the world."
GAFSP Supports Smallholders Weather the Pandemic in Honduras
PROSASUR enhances the food and nutrition security of vulnerable households in Honduras - where smallholder farmers are being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keep Calm and Drink Tea: The CEO of a Global Tea Company on Weathering COVID-19
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.
From the Cow to the Customer – Women Farmers in Bangladesh Organize Themselves
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).
Statement from GAFSP Co-Chairs: GAFSP and COVID-19
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.
With Everyone at the Table
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program: a Recipe for Achieving Zero Hunger
The Missing Middle Initiative
With global hunger rising and farmer incomes declining, family farmers must be at the center of their own development.
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.
Insights into how investments made possible by the GAFSP Private Sector Window help change lives of farmers around the world.
Edition 6 | January 2020
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.