Deadline: 10 September 2019
Through the first four Calls for Proposals, the GAFSP Public Sector Window has allocated US$1.2 billion in recipient-executed funding to 31 low-income countries in Africa; Central, East, and South Asia; and Latin America and the Caribbean. GAFSP resources are being used to help finance strategic programs in these low-income countries to alleviate poverty, improve rural incomes, and improve food and nutrition security.
GAFSP projects focus on country-led investments in one or more of the five GAFSP components: raising agricultural productivity, linking farmers to markets, reducing risk and vulnerability, improving non-farm rural livelihoods, and technical assistance, institution-building, and capacity strengthening.
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) aims to improve the income and food security of poor people in developing countries through more and better public and private sector investment in the agriculture and rural sectors that is country-owned and led; by filling existing financing gaps in ongoing bilateral and multilateral assistance. It will do this by:
- Providing a significant and unified source of additional development partner financing to developing countries that have demonstrated a commitment to a comprehensive approach for increasing agricultural growth, enhancing food security, and combating rural poverty in an environmentally sustainable manner, and making lasting improvements in the food security of their populations;
- Assisting this approach through an aligned and harmonized multilateral and multisectoral response to country and regional requests for financing that helps ensure the successful impact of interventions; and that follows a transparent and needs based process for gaining additional funding;
- Including a separate private sector financing window that will provide long and short term loans, credit guarantees and equity to support private sector activities for agricultural development and food security.
Eligibility for this call is limited to countries that are fragile and conflict-affected as determined by the World Bank Group that are also IDA-only and not in non-accrual status. The targeting to countries in fragile and conflict affected situations is to address the underfunding of such countries to date. Future GAFSP Calls for Proposals are expected to revert to GAFSP’s usual practice of extending eligibility to all IDA-only countries not in non-accrual status, as stated in the GAFSP Framework Document.
How to Apply
Applications can download the application form via given website.
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Cote d Ivoire, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Kosovo, Liberia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Togo, Tuvalu, Yemen
For more information, please visit https://www.gafspfund.org/apply-funding