A multilateral mechanism for the implementation of pledges made by the G20 in Pittsburgh in September 2009.
To pool and scale-up assistance in the fields of agriculture and food security.
Participation to the programme is open to both the public and private sector.
For the public sector, eligibility is limited to a set of 60 countries. Regional organizations are only eligible for technical assistance projects. For the private sector sector, firms and financial institutions operating in one of the eligible countries are considered eligible.
The programme is active in the following countries: Bangladesh; Cambodia; Ethiopia; Haiti; Liberia; Mongolia; Nepal; Niger; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Tajikistan; and Togo.
The following focus areas are prioritised by the programme: high-yielding agricultural technologies; water management; land rights and land use; mobilization of rural finance to link farmers to the market; price and weather risk management; safety nets for food security; nutrition of vulnerable groups; and off-farm rural entrepreneurship. Technical assistance and capacity building are also eligible activities.
HOW TO APPLY
Application to the programme happens by means of calls for proposals. The second round of calls for the public sector was closed on 31 March, 2012. A dedicated window is in place for the private sector, and the deadline for the submission of applications expired on 17 August, 2011.
Information about the next rounds of call for both windows will be disclosed.
USD 1.1 billion pledged; 612 million received as of March 2012.