The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Steering Committee has launched its 6th GAFSP Call for Proposals to improve the income and food security of poor people in low-income countries through public and private sector investments, as well as technical assistance and advisory services.
GAFSP aims to fill the financing and technical gaps in country-owned and country-led agriculture and food security strategies and plans. GAFSP takes a holistic food systems perspective – with agriculture at its core – to support countries resiliently and sustainably transform their food and agriculture sector and improve environmental outcomes, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance gender equality, increase smallholders’ incomes, improve human health and nutritional outcomes, and enhance countries’ capacity to adapt to and build resilience for potential future crises.
This Call for Proposals is seeking technically sound proposals that not only justify the proposed public sector investment, but also identify opportunities for complementary private sector engagement and that, by design, support the creation of a conducive environment for private sector investment. The GAFSP Steering Committee looks forward to receiving a broad range of proposals, and priority will be given to those that are able to demonstrate high likelihood of effective implementation within the specific country context.
The country-led modality aims to fund projects that support eligible countries to address priority public sector investments and enable private sector development opportunities in line with country-owned agricultural investment plans.
This Call for Proposals is being launched in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. Therefore, GAFSP funding will support countries’ medium- to long-term COVID-19 response efforts for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recovery of their agriculture and food systems in a changing climate to ‘build back better’.
- Available resources in the GAFSP Trust Fund for Countries and POs applying under this Call for Proposals are approximately US$150 million. Of this, an indicative amount of US$125 million will be allocated for Country submissions. These funds are expected to be allocated to 5 – 8 successful Country proposals.
- This Call for Proposals will be open to all members of the International Development Association (IDA) that are classified as active IDA-only countries, i.e., those countries that are eligible to receive financing from IDA and not from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and that are not in non-accrual status. This currently includes the 57 countries. Multi-country submissions from among the 57 eligible countries are also permitted.
For more information, visit https://www.gafspfund.org/apply-funding-2021