Global agriculture fund allocates $177M for 4th grant recipients

A woman works in the the field in Tanzania. The country will receive grants for country-led agriculture programs, along with five others. Photo by: Scott Wallace / World Bank

Six countries are set to receive grants from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, a multidonor fund that supports country-led agriculture programs.

Burundi, Gambia, Kyrgyz Republic, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania will receive $177 million, divided as follows:

  • $30 million for water management and irrigation in the regions of Imbo and Mosso in Burundi.

  • $28 million for a development program in three “highly food-insecure regions” in Gambia. This includes land and water management and aquaculture farming.

  • $16.5 million for the rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems in Kyrgyz Republic.

  • $39.6 million for rice and horticulture production, crop diversification and value chain development for selected goods in Malawi.

  • $40 million for livestock and crop production in three “high-potential, drought-prone zones” in Senegal. This includes providing water management systems, rural roads and vaccination centers.

  • $22.9 million for the rehabilitation of irrigation projects by local governments. It will also be used for rice input subsidies under an input voucher scheme.

This is the fund’s fourth round of grants. It follows the announcement made by the G-8 to raise $1.2 billion for the fund for the next three years. The trust fund is administered by the World Bank.

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