Project profile — Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)


Global Agriculture and FoodSecurity Program (47503)
2010-04-21 - 2013-03-28
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Niger (10.28%)
• Mongolia (3.89%)
• Rwanda (15.58%)
• Bangladesh (15.58%)
• Ethiopia (16.04%)
• Haiti (10.90%)
• Togolese Republic (12.15%)
• Sierra Leone (15.58%)


• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (20.00%)
Agricultural development (31120) (20.00%)
Agricultural inputs (31150) (10.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (10.00%)
Agricultural extension (31166) (10.00%)
Agricultural research (31182) (10.00%)
Agricultural services (31191) (10.00%)
Agricultural financial services (31193) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The 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.

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.

Results achieved 

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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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