The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is at a crossroads. After almost 10 years of operations and successful results, it is now in need of being replenished to continue its work. The GAFSP is unique in that it includes civil society and producers’ organizations in the governance of the Fund, and it currently offers the unique opportunity of direct funding to initiatives by producers’ organizations.
This report is a consolidated summary of several reports by civil society organizations assessing the impact of GAFSP projects on women and men small-scale food producers. It builds on the qualitative information collected through focus group discussions, interviews with partners, testimonies of farmers, desk researches, and field visits. This report provides perspectives from civil society on the GAFSP, why it should be further supported by donors, and what priority areas the GAFSP should support after the replenishment.... read more
Au Sénégal, la proportion d’individus vivant en dessous du seuil d’extrême pauvreté a baissé de 55,2% en 2001 à 46,7% en 2011. Le déficit d’emplois productifs en milieu rural nourrit un exode des jeunes et des femmes vers les centres urbains du pays, voire vers l’étranger. L’insécurité alimentaire reste forte (16% de la population en… read more
The Gambia remains highly vulnerable to external shocks because of a relatively undiversified economy and a heavy dependence on rain-fed crops for agricultural production, imports for food security, and tourism receipts and remittances for foreign exchange earnings. In order to improve agricultural production, productivity, and food and nutrition security, the Gambian government secured funding from The Global Agriculture and Food Security Project (GAFSP) with an objective to reduce rural household poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition through increased agricultural production, productivity, and commercialization.
ActionAid USA, in collaboration with ActionAid International The Gambia (AAITG), commissioned this case study in The Gambia. Primarily qualitative, this study made use of project performance data and information, as well as key interviews with small-scale producers, farmer-based organizations, policymakers, and technical officials.... read more
L’économie de la république unie de Tanzanie repose principalement sur l’agriculture, malgré d’importantes disparités socio-économiques entre les zones rurales et urbaines, et entre les différentes régions. En Tanzanie, le succès du secteur agricole est indispensable à la réduction de la pauvreté et à la sécurité alimentaire. Le gouvernement de la Tanzanie cherche actuellement à développer le commerce… read more
The United Republic of Tanzania has an agriculture-based economy with significant rural-urban and regional socio-economic disparities. The performance of the country’s agricultural sector is critical for poverty reduction and food security. Aiming to further develop the agricultural sector, the Tanzanian government launched the Expanding Rice Production Project (ERPP) with support from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).
As one of the civil society members of the GAFSP Steering Committee and an adviser to the ERPP, ActionAid commissioned this study to showcase the successes and lessons learned from the implementation of the project, focusing on small-scale producers, women producers, and civil society organizations, as well as communities’ resilience to climate change.... read more
In Senegal, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty dropped from 55.2% in 2001 to 46.7% in 2011. Yet poverty remains high in rural areas (57.3%), where the majority of the Senegales population lives. Seeking to improve rural food security and build farmers’ resilience to climate change, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) together with the Senegalese government funded the Food Security Support Project (PASA) to work in the regions of Louga, Matam and Kaffrine. The project is also expected to benefit more than 30,000 farmers and livestock breeders as well as boost youth employment.
As a civil society member of the GAFSP Steering Committee, ActionAid commissioned this study to review the implementation of PASA, focusing on small-scale producers, women producers, and civil society organizations.... read more