Project profile — Canadian Foodgrains Bank - Institutional Support 2016-2020


Canadian Foodgrains Bank
2016-07-14 - 2021-07-01
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (34.00%)
• America, regional (33.00%)
• Asia, regional (33.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (2.00%)
• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (98.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This grant represents Canada's 2016-2020 institutional support for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s (CFGB) response to humanitarian crises around the world. The CFGB uses these funds, along with other donations, to achieve its mandate of reducing hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Canada's support to CFGB helps provide food assistance to ease the suffering of people in emergency and acute hunger situations worldwide and help communities rebuild their livelihoods. Canada and CFGB have been feeding hungry people, saving lives and building livelihoods around the world over thirty years.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) stabilized and increased immediate consumption of food by hunger affected individuals and households; (2) improved dietary quality and nutrition practices and reduction of disease among hunger-affected individuals and households; (3) protected or strengthened productive, sustainable and resilient livelihoods of hunger-affected individuals and households; (4) improvements in national and international public policies that contribute to reducing hunger; and (5) increased awareness and knowledge of Canadian on issues related to global hunger. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 

Results achieved by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) through the support of the Government of Canada and private donations from Canadians as of July 2018 include: 1) provision of Cad $21.6M in food assistance to 309,000 beneficiaries in 16 countries; 2) provision of Cad $1.8M in cash-based nutrition programming for 123,000 beneficiaries in 7 countries; and 3) provision of Cad $6.5M in agriculture and livelihoods activities benefitting 268,000 people in 18 countries. These results were achieved through 80 projects on three continents. For example, CFGB responded to the Rohingya crisis by providing Cad $1.01M in food assistance to 26,250 vulnerable refugees in Bangladesh.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral, core contributions to NGOs and other private bodies / PPPs
Type of aid Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
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