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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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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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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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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.

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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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Ms. Clare Murphy-McGreevey

External Affairs Officer

Based in Washington, D.C.

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Ms. Daphna Berman

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist

Based in Washington, D.C.