Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

Reporting Organization:Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GASFP)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 182,000,000
Timeframe: April 21, 2010 - March 28, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GASFP)

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 29,192,800.00 (16.04%)

Bangladesh - $ 28,355,600.00 (15.58%)

Rwanda - $ 28,355,600.00 (15.58%)

Sierra Leone - $ 28,355,600.00 (15.58%)

Togo - $ 22,113,000.00 (12.15%)

Haiti - $ 19,838,000.00 (10.90%)

Niger (the) - $ 18,709,600.00 (10.28%)

Mongolia - $ 7,079,800.00 (3.89%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (100 %)

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he Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) seeks to address the underfunding of country and regional agriculture and food security strategic investment plans by focusing on longer-term investments in developing countries. The GAFSP provides grants (public sector window), and loans and equity investments (private sector window) to developing countries. CIDA’s support to the GAFSP helps to improve the income and food security of poor people in developing countries through more and better country-led public and private sector investments, thereby contributing to the achievement of the first Millennium Development Goal to cut hunger and poverty in half by 2015. The GAFSP, established in April 2010, enables participating developing countries to help raise agricultural productivity; links farmers to markets; strengthens the technical capacity of institutions to plan and develop appropriate agricultural policies; reduces risk and vulnerability of the most vulnerable populations; and improves non-farm rural livelihoods. The GAFSP Public Sector Window projects are expected to improve the lives of approximately 7.5 million beneficiaries, raising total incomes by an estimated US $100 million per year. Sixty countries are eligible to receive GAFSP funding through a competitive process.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Access roads rehabilitated
30000 Ton paddy drying and storage facility established
91700 Client days of training provided
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) helping rural households manage income shocks and develop long-term resilience; (2) raising agricultural productivity and improving resilience to climate change; and (3) linking farmers to markets and supporting value chains.

Achieved Results

Results achieved from July 2012 to June 2013 include: – In Ethiopia, 91,700 client days of training have been provided to technical specialists and other government officials. Women accounted for 29 percent of participants. – In Cambodia, a 30,000-ton paddy drying and storage facility is being established. This facility will accommodate post-harvest paddy supplies to ensure better processing quality. The facilities will be operated by public-private partnerships. – In Malawi, 50 kilometres of access roads is being rehabilitated to further connect farm areas to markets.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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