GAFSP Replenishment Launch: Partnering to Transform Food Systems Globally
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a multilateral financing mechanism that supports resilient and sustainable agriculture systems by providing financial and technical resources to reduce poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in low-income countries.
About the event
COVID-19 has exposed the fragility and interdependence of food systems globally. It is estimated that the pandemic will increase the number of hungry people in the world by 80-130 million in 2020 (SOFI2020 Report). This is further exacerbating previous trends which, if they continue unchecked, mean that we will not achieve SDG2 by 2030.
“Partnering to Transform Food Systems Globally” will provide a clear picture of the urgent need to invest in order to build strong food and agriculture systems, improve incomes and livelihoods, and strengthen smallholder farmers’ resilience, particularly in low-income countries. Agriculture is a sector that is at the center of human (nutrition) and planetary (climate) health, is key to economic development and poverty reduction, and must be central in any efforts to “build back better” sustainable food systems. Finding solutions to these complex, interrelated challenges will require innovative and bold thinking, but, above all, it will require investment and strong partnerships to galvanize coherent action.
This event will also signal the launch of GAFSP’s replenishment period to raise $1.5 billion over the five-year period 2020–2025.
CGIAR @ the GAFSP Replenishment Launch
Claudia Sadoff, CGIAR Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, will participate in the panel discussion, Global Situation – Leveraging Partnerships to Address the Current Crises Threatening SDG2, at 14:10-15:05 CEST.