World Bank Seminar "Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP): Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in Poorest Countries"
October 28, 2016Tokyo

Today, over 800 million people suffer from acute or chronic malnutrition. It is reported that nearly 2 billion people are suffering from micronutrient deficiency, known as "hidden hunger".

The G7 Vision for Action on Food Security and Nutrition was launched at the G7
Ise-Shima Summit in May, 2016. Here, promoting the agricultural sector and enhancement of food security and nutrition were focused as key aspects for the accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Also, it identifies the collaborative actions in the following focus areas, empowering women, improving nutrition through a people-centered approach, and ensuring sustainability and resilience within agriculture and food systems.

Nichola Dyer, Program Manager, GAFSP, will outline the role of GAFSP, a multi-donor food and nutrition security enhancing mechanism,
which supports the poorest countries from overcoming famine and malnutrition.


Opening Remarks

Yasusuke TsukagoshiSpecial Representative, Japan, World Bank Group


Nichola Dyer, Program Manager, Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Presentation Material: Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (PDF)


Mashito Enomoto, Senior Special Advisor to JICA President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 

Presentation Material: TICAD VI (Agricultural Sector) -Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa- (PDF)

* This session will be recorded for later viewing.


The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) 
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a multilateral mechanism to assist in the implementation of pledges made by the G20 in Pittsburgh in September 2009. The objective is to improve incomes and food and nutrition security in low-income countries by boosting agricultural productivity. Approximately 75% of the poor live in rural areas and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Agriculture growth is two to four times more effective at reducing poverty than growth in any other sector. GAFSP addresses the underfunding of country and regional agriculture and food security strategic investment plans that are already being developed by countries in consultation with donors and other stakeholders at the country-level.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, October 28, 2016, 4:30pm-6:00pm (JST)
  • VENUE: The World Bank Tokyo Office, 10th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • CONTACT: World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650