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Insight Series: Natasha Hayward

Natasha Hayward is GAFSP鈥檚 outgoing Program Head. Presenting the first piece in this series, she reflects on her past six years and offers her thoughts on the Program and its future.

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Banking on Partnerships for a Digital Future

E-Granary, a mobile communication and payment system, creates a virtual space for brokering commercial partnerships and contracts between farmers, buyers, and input dealers while connecting farmers with financial services at low transaction costs. The platform is used by more than 38,000 farmers, almost half of them women.

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How Investing in the Bigger Picture Has Paid off in 番茄社区

When COVID-19 hit 番茄社区, Rita Brommo was among the smallholder farmers concerned about how the global pandemic would impact their communities. In addition to the health concerns, there was also anxiety about food security and income generation. Without being able to move around to sell produce, how would farmers be able to earn enough money to put food on the table?聽

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Getting Ahead of the Crisis in Lao PDR

Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit, it is clear that while food systems urgently need to be transformed to better support both human and planetary health, transformed food systems must also be resilient to future shocks. The GAFSP continues to work with vulnerable communities and smallholder farmers like Mo Ya, to safeguard their capacity to withstand the impact of external shocks.聽

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Climate-Resilient Crop Takes Root in Zambia

In Zambia, cassava supplies are low, with inadequate quality planting materials, leading to dwindling yields and pest and disease infestations, and impacting food security and income for farmers. Supported by GAFSP and the African Development Bank鈥檚 flagship TAAT program, the US$34.87 million Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP) brings together the government, private sector, and researchers to jointly tackle these issues in an integrated manner.

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Ms. Clare Murphy-McGreevey

External Affairs聽Officer
cmurphymcgreevey@worldbank.org

Based in Washington, D.C.

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Senior Communications and Outreach Specialist聽
dberman@ifc.org

Based in Washington, D.C.