Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)
Taking a chance on projects that other commercial investors have passed is what GAFSP’s Private Sector Window does best: investing across the entire food supply chain from farm inputs to logistics and storage, to processing and financing. We use blended finance solutions and the IFC’s expertise and knowledge to support projects in the agricultural sector which may not attract commercial funding due to perceived high risks in the sector. GAFSP funding is co-invested alongside IFC funding but we take it one step further: addressing market failures by providing affordable funding with less demanding terms. This allows us to invest in early stage or riskier projects that hold high potential for development impact and financial sustainability. That means that we can partner with companies who include farmers as part of their overall value chain, providing access to markets, financing and storage, and increasing production and incomes for those living and working in the world’s lowest income countries. We also help to raise capacity building with our advisory services, providing on-the-ground training and advice for businesses and farmers in improving farmer productivity, strengthening standards, reducing risks and mitigating climate change effects.
Our program is funded by donors: Australia, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, UK, and US.
Every $1 of GAFSP Private Sector Window investment leverages $8 in additional financing.
|3.3||MILLION FARMERS TARGETED|
|42||APPROVED INVESTMENTS IN 24 COUNTRIES|
|36||APPROVED ADVISORY PROJECTS IN 24 COUNTRIES|
Check out our latest portfolio review for more information.
Project Case Studies
The GAFSP Private Sector Window (PrSW) is undertaking agribusiness country diagnostics in six IDA countries as means to identify market inefficiencies in select agribusiness sectors where GAFSP investments and advisory services can have the greatest impact in improving food security and enhancing rural livelihoods. The PrSW is sharing these diagnostics to disseminate knowledge with relevant stakeholders on potential opportunities.
GAFSP Country Diagnostic: Tanzania REPORT
GAFSP Country Diagnostic: Myanmar REPORT