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Climate-Resilient Crop Takes Root in Zambia


In Zambia, cassava supplies are low, with inadequate quality planting materials, leading to dwindling yields and pest and disease infestations, and impacting food security and income for farmers. Supported by GAFSP and the African Development Bank’s flagship TAAT program, the US$34.87 million Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP) brings together the government, private sector, and researchers to jointly tackle these issues in an integrated manner.
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Farmers of Resilience Shaken by COVID-19


In Senegal, women smallholders are adapting, with new strategies, to COVID-19 impacts.
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Virtual Call Centres — how farmers’ organizations in Bangladesh manage to thrive during the pandemic


Virtual Call Centres (VCCs) are a solution developed by farmers’ organizations in Bangladesh to enable farming operations to thrive despite restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. This video explains how the VCCs work.
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Twitter Chat: Promoting Gender Equality in Food Systems and Nutrition


Hosted by GAFSP, CFS, and UN Nutrition (tbc), this Twitter Chat highlights the vital role of women to ensure nutritious food for all, and the significance of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition in promoting women’s rights in the context of food security and nutrition. 
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Helping Women Improve Food Quality and Family Income in Kyrgyz Villages


Financed by the GAFSP and administered by the World Bank, the $38 million project aims to increase the agricultural productivity and food and nutrition security of rural households in areas around the country that were selected based on the poverty, health, and nutrition status of the people living there.
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GAFSP: Enhancing Farmers’ Livelihoods, Resilience & Food Security


From farm to fork, we help raise incomes, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security for millions of smallholder farmers and their families.
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Building Back from the Brink: Why Agriculture Holds the Key 


While humanitarian responses are critical during crises, they are never a long-term solution. With the right support and tools, farmers –often on the frontlines of crises and disproportionately affected by disasters, including climate change– can themselves drive change, economic recovery, and income opportunities.
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Knowledge Forum 2021


Every two years, GAFSP organizes a Knowledge Forum to bring together project teams from across all Supervising Entities to share and learn more about topics that are relevant to them. Given current circumstances, the 2021 Knowledge Forum will take place virtually, with learning sessions held throughout April-September.
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The Climate is Warming Up, so Farmers are Adapting: 5 ways We Support Them to Weather the Storm


Our lives depend on the sustainable production of safe, healthy, and affordable food – a challenge exacerbated by a growing population, a global pandemic, and a changing climate. At GAFSP, we will continue to support our partners on the ground as they strengthen their resilience.
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For Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, the Impacts of COVID-19 are Widespread


In this installment of our “COVID Conversations” series, we talk with Lionel Soulard, Cargill’s managing director for West Africa. IFC and GAFSP’s support to Cargill is helping the company professionalize and digitize Côte d'Ivoire’s cocoa sector. Soulard spoke with us recently about plummeting chocolate sales at airports, the challenges of online training with limited internet, and how the pandemic is accelerating digitization—and with it, opportunity.
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Changing Lives


Insights into how investments made possible by the GAFSP Private Sector Window help change lives of farmers around the world.

Edition 7 | January 2021
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In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes


Agriculture is critical to Kosovo’s private sector development, and though it accounts for an estimated 30 percent of employment and 13 percent of GDP, it accounts for just 4 percent of total borrowing in the country’s formal sectors.

Public Sector Media Contact

Ms. Tammy Mehdi

External Affairs Associate
GAFSP Public Sector
tmehdi@worldbankgroup.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Media Contact

Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
GAFSP Private Sector Window
dberman@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.