The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) was launched in 2010 by the G20, in response to the 2008-09 food price crisis, to increase both public and private investments in agriculture. It provides additional financial and technical resources designed to reduce poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, and supports resilient and sustainable agriculture systems in low-income countries.

In the face of the dual challenges of climate change and food security, GAFSP’s mandate is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. Today, GAFSP is recognized as key global financing vehicle for catalytic investments across the entire agriculture value chain. By investing in smallholder farmers and their communities, GAFSP is helping progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG2 (Zero Hunger).

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