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GAFSP: Boosting Food Security


The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program aims at creating long-term food security for low-income countries. This video featured in Busan, Korea at the fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, November 29, 2011 -December 1, 2011.
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Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)


The GAFSP is a fund with the objective to act as a "gap filler" between a country's existing public sector investment programme and their long term investment requirements to achieve food security. This video looks at how the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program helps achieve food security.
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Fighting Hunger: A Rwandan Farmer's Story


Samuel Gatembeyi is a farmer from the Gatsibo district of Rwanda. He is also Secretary of the Site Committee for the Land and Water Husbandry Project, funded by the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), to which the US Government and other donors are major contributors. This is a story about how U.S. helps him and other farmers in Rwanda to fight hunger. This video was created and funded by ActionAid USA.
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Food Security in Togo and Rwanda


Governments and Donors are joining forces to secure farmers in Togo and Rwanda. The technical and commercial assistance is assuring markets always have food.
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Treasury, African Ambassadors Discuss Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, Urge New Donors to Come Forward Some 25 Countries Expected to Apply for Second Wave of Food Security Funds


The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that Under Secretary for International Affairs Lael Brainard, along with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, met with ambassadors and embassy officials from more than a dozen African countries to discuss the increased demand for assistance from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.
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United States, Gates Foundation, Partner Nations Announce Proposed Contributions to Global Food Security Trust Fund Initial Contributions to Leverage Additional Donor Support from Around the World, Public and Private Sectors


A core group of finance ministers from the United States, Canada, Spain and South Korea, as well as the leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, met at the U.S. Department of the Treasury to announce an initial contribution of $880 million for a new fund to tackle global hunger and poverty...

Public Sector Media Contact

Ms. Kimberly Parent

Communications Officer
GAFSP Public Sector Window
kparent@worldbankgroup.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

Private Sector Media Contact

Ms. Caitriona Palmer 

Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist 
GAFSP Private Sector Window
cpalmer1@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

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