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Local man selling traditional bread. Sanaía, Yemen.

Food Security Response and Resilience Project (FSRRP)

Photo: Foad Al Harazi / World Bank

About the Project

In recent years, Yemen has experienced severe political, societal, economic, and security shocks. Access to basic services, such as food and economic livelihoods, is still very limited. Yemen imports up to 90% of its food, despite the fact that 70% of its population lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. Further, Yemen inordinately suffers from the detrimental effects of climate change and communities face recurring cycles of destructive droughts and flooding.

GAFSP will invest an additional $20 million in funding will support the ongoing project increasing agriculture productivity, market access, and incomes of smallholder farmers, and promoting better diet and nutrition practices in areas that are most vulnerable to and worst hit by the humanitarian and food crisis. Building off the ongoing SAPREP project, SAPREP+ aims to reduce poverty and food insecurity in the seven governorates that are most vulnerable to and worst hit by Yemen’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, particularly among women and marginalized groups, through sustainable improvements in livelihoods, nutrition, and resilience of rural households in target communities, achieved by increasing agricultural productivity, market access, and smallholder farmers’ incomes and by promoting better diet and nutrition practices. 


  • Republic of Yemen

Project Status




Supervising entity

  • World Bank

Call Year


GAFSP Funding Amount



Results are not yet available. The project is still in its early stage of implementation in a very unstable political climate. 


Artavazd Hakobyan

Eva Hasiner

Faiza Hesham Hael Ahmed

Sarah A. Simons