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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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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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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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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.

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For Cocoa Farmers, Going Digital Tastes Sweet

In Côte d’Ivoire, where almost half of jobs are linked to cocoa, IFC and GAFSP are working with the cocoa company Cargill to professionalize and digitize the sector. The Cargill 2.0 program works on professionalizing cooperatives, teaching management skills and training on the benefits of digital finance to increase traceability and security.

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Uganda’s Dairy Farmers Develop a Taste for New Markets

In Uganda, where dairy production is dominated by small-scale farmers living in impoverished rural areas, IFC and GAFSP supported Pearl Dairy, a leading local milk processor, establish a powdered milk processing plant and cold-storage infrastructure, which is helping facilitate milk collection from remote smallholder farms.

Public Sector Contact

Ms. Tammy Mehdi

External Affairs Associate
tmehdi@worldbankgroup.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Contact

Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
dberman@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.