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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.
Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a multi-donor trust fund established in 2010 to improve food security in the world’s poorest countries, today announced the allocation of $254.5 million in grants to eight countries.
2ème mission conjointe de supervision des trois premiers projets soutenant la mise en oeuvre du Programme National d'Investissements Agricoles et de Sécurité Alimentaire (PNIASA) - du 15 au 26 avril 2013. Visite de terrain pour voir quelques unes des actions oncrètes engagées dans le cadre du PASA.
Increasing smallholder farmers' access to capital and markets is one of the best ways to fight rural poverty. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, outlines its private sector solutions in this three-minute video.
IFC and the private sector window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) will invest $5 million each in Root Capital to help expand access to working capital and markets for 300,000 farmers over the next four years.
As fluctuations in food prices continue, a World Bank program known as GAFSP focuses on bolstering agriculture and increasing output.
This project is the Karongi district of Rwanda.
Agriculture represents 25% of Haiti's economy, down from 45% just a decade ago. The country, still recovering from a massive quake two years ago, is now using a grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to improve food security and agriculture incomes for Haitians.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Announces New Round of Grants to Fight Hunger and Poverty
Six Countries to receive $177 Million to increase Incomes, and improve food security.
At the Camp David Summit, G-8 and African leaders will commit to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the next phase of our shared commitment to achieving global food security.
IFC and the Netherlands today signed an agreement, formalizing a €100 million contribution by the government to the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, to strengthen investment in food security in emerging market countries.