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Farmers make up more than three quarters of Nepal’s population. Yet the agricultural sector accounts for only a third of the country’s GDP, and many rural communities are experiencing extreme poverty. The Nepal Agriculture Food Security Project aimed to improve food security and nutrition in rural Nepal by increasing food production, promoting nutritious diets and supporting communities to cope with the impacts of climate change.
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.
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.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Announces Third Round of Grants, And Calls on G-20 Counterparts to Contribute
Four Countries to Receive $160 Million to Help Small Farmers Increase Incomes and Improve Food Security
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.
Global Fund Enlists Support of Civil Society and Producer Organizations to Advance Country-led Agriculture and Food Security Programs
Three months after international donors set up a new funding mechanism to support low-income countries as they scale-up support for agriculture and food security, almost $225 million for those countries has been approved for distribution and is on its way for implementation.
Five Countries to receive $224 Million to fight hunger and poverty
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...