There were 21 countries that submitted proposals for the October 1, 2010 deadline: Benin*, Bhutan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tajikistan, Uganda, and Yemen. The total amount requested was US$ 930 million.
* Benin submitted a completed proposal, but withdrew their application before being considered for allocation.
The GAFSP Steering Committee allocated grants to three countries in November, 2010 for a total of $97 million, based on the recommendations of an independent external Technical Advisory Committee that reviewed all proposals received. The selected proposals were: Ethiopia ($51.5 million), Mongolia ($12.5 million), and Niger ($33 million).
Ethiopia ($51.5 million): To develop the untapped potential of well-endowed areas, including strengthening key advisory services, encouraging farmer organizations, and improving small scale infrastructure.
Mongolia ($12.5 million): To support the Integrated Livestock-based Livelihoods Support Program, which increases access to markets for livestock commodities, improves market information systems, and improves access to veterinary services, improved animal breeding, and technical assistance.
Niger ($33 million): To support water harnessing infrastructure and small scale irrigation in the particularly vulnerable regions of Maradi, Zinder, and Tahoua, as well as to protect against erosion in watersheds upstream of any developed structures.
Decisions on the 17 remaining proposals were deferred pending donor replenishment of GAFSP funding.