Hunger and Food

Despite recent progress, malnutrition and hunger are still prevalent in a number of countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The second SDG targets the elimination of this scourge by 2030, by focusing on sustainable agriculture, increasing the production capacity of small-scale farming and developing rural infrastructure. AFD contributes to this ambition by supporting agroecological intensification and the development of sustainable agricultural landscapes.
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AFD, HUNGER AND FOOD: SUPPORTING RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTHENING FOOD SECURITY
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Improving food security governance

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IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY GOVERNANCE

Developing rural territories

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DEVELOPING RURAL TERRITORIES

Strengthening agricultural sectors

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STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL SECTORS

603m
euros committed in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016
51%
of commitments for Sahel countries

In 2016, AFD’s financing for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa stood at EUR 603m, i.e. 21.6% of AFD’s commitments in the region. 

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Evaluation document

Evaluation of the Sectoral Intervention Framework “Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa”

In 2015, the Evaluation and Capitalisation Division (EVA) of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) initiated an evaluation of the Sectoral Intervention Framework for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2013...
Apr 2017
Evaluation document

AFD Agriculture Programs in Afghanistan (2005-2014). Final Report

This document presents a summary of the evaluation of AFD‘s agriculture projects in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2014. The evaluation mission took place between December 2013 and July 2014, and covered all projects ...
Mar 2017
Evaluation document

What Microfinance for Agriculture in Developing Countries?

Between 2005 and 2007 the Evaluation and Capitalisation Division (EVA) conducted several ex post evaluations of microfinance institutions (MFIs) operating in both urban and rural areas. A specific focus for these missions – ...
Sep 2008
Research document

Sub-Saharan Africa's significant changes in food consumption patterns

Self-produced food amounts to less than half of the total food that people consume, and the provision of food is therefore largely reliant on market supply, in urban and rural ...
Jun 2015
Research document

Are the Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa so Dependent on Food Imports?

Prevalent in discussions of food provision issues in Western and Central Africa is the idea that urban centres in Western and Central Africa are dependent on food imports, and that ...
Jun 2015
Research document

Family Farming Around the World: Definitions, contributions and public policies

Family farms are central to both contemporary changes and contradictions in agriculture. They have been, and are still, the crucible for a whole host of agricultural innovations and major revolutions. ...
May 2015
Research document

Securing pastoral mobility in Sahel

Pastoralism has long been regarded as archaic, but recent research shows that pastoral systems can effectively exploit the characteristic instability of dryland ecosystems and make productive use of their considerable ...
Aug 2014
Institutional document

AFD & Food For Cities

Sep 2017
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An oasis in the desert

Marsabit forest, a natural space surrounded by desert, covers an area of over 16,000 hectares. This region in the North of Kenya hosts a core resource for neighboring communities and significant ...
Mar 2018
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What is a sustainable agriculture sector?

In developing countries, many farmers live in poverty. How can the situation be reversed? Is it possible to give priority to environmentally friendly agricultural practices while allowing everyone to earn ...
Feb 2016