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Ending Poverty and Hunger

Improving food and nutrition security through effective partnerships, strategic development, and targeted use of funds.

What We Do

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a demand-led and recipient-owned global partnership dedicated to fighting hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by supporting resilient and sustainable agriculture in developing countries that benefits and empowers poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers, particularly women. We cost-effectively pool development resources and selectively allocate them to where they are most needed, effective, and catalytic through a mix of public and private investment tools that expand the horizon of agricultural financing.

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Reduce Poverty

Reduce Poverty

Through long-term investments in agriculture and food and nutrition safety, we are making measurable progress in creating productive employment, generating income, and reducing rural poverty.

Reduce Hunger

Reduce Hunger

Globally, an estimated 815 million people go to bed hungry every day. Malnutrition undermines economic growth and slows progress, causing poor health and poor cognitive functions.

Empower Smallholder Farmers

Empower Smallholder Farmers

Growth in agriculture has been shown to be two to three times as effective at reducing extreme poverty than growth in any other sector, and more than 80% of food is produced by smallholders.

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Our Impact

Blended finance in a Bhutanese nutshell

Promoting hazelnut production by smallholders across Bhutan.

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Investing in nutrition gains a lifetime of returns on human capital for children in war-torn Yemen

A family business helps millions suffering from acute malnutrition.

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A recipe for success: Kenya's tea farmers taste the benefits of hydropower

Investments in new technology can help boost tea production and farmers' earnings.

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Our Portfolio

beneficiaries

million people reached

The Public Sector Window supports projects across the entire value chain that have already reached over 9.2 million people, and is on track to reach 12 million people by 2022, of whom 5.1 million are expected to be women and girls.

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countries

countries around the world

The Public Sector Window supports 48 projects in 31 countries, and the Private Sector Window supports 61 agribusiness investment projects across 27 countries, as well as 67 advisory projects across 27 countries.

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financing

billion in financing

We have a portfolio of $1.4 billion in financing in 41 countries around the world, with $1.2 billion in grant financing from the Public Sector Window, $260 million from the Private Sector Window, and $13.2 million from the pilot Missing Middle Initiative (MMI).

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