4th GAFSP Call for Proposals: Funding For Strategic Programs to Alleviate Poverty & Improve Rural Incomes

Deadline: 9 January 2017

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is seeking fourth Call for Proposals from all eligible countries for funding for strategic programs to alleviate poverty, improve rural incomes, and improve food and nutrition security.

GAFSP is comprised of two financing windows:

  • The Public Sector Window that, through grants, finances public investment and technical assistance to support implementation of country-led initiatives, giving priority to those with evidence of stakeholder participation from project design to implementation
  • The Private Sector Window that provides long- and short-term loans, credit guarantees, equity investment, and technical assistance to the private sector for activities in agricultural development and food security.

Key Areas

  • Raising agricultural productivity
  • Linking farmers to markets
  • Reducing risk and vulnerability
  • Improving non-farm rural livelihoods
  • Technical assistance and institutional support

Grant Information

GAFSP expects to allocate at least $125 million in total grant funding to the 3-5 highest ranked proposals

Eligibility Criteria

The call for proposals will be open to all members of the International Development Association (IDA) that are eligible to receive financing from IDA and not IBRD (“IDA-only countries”) and that are not in non-accrual status (mentioned below).

How to Apply

  • Proposals should be sent via e-mail at the address given on the website.
  • Submission documents must be in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PDF.

Eligible Countries:

  • Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, CAR, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana , Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
  • East Asia and the Pacific: Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, FS, Myanmar, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
  • ECA: Kosovo, Kyrgyz Rep., Tajikistan.
  • Latin America: Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua.
  • Middle East: Yemen.
  • South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal.

For more information, please visit: http://www.gafspfund.org/content/call-proposals

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