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Renewing solidarity to tackle Africa's hunger and poverty challenges
The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF), a powerful demonstration of solidarity among African countries to improve agriculture and food security, needs to forge broader partnerships and explore innovative financing mechanisms to tackle the challenges facing the continent.  
Money Begets Money: Catalytic and Spin-off Effects of Two Flexible Financial Mechanisms
Despite the progress made in the last half century, the world is at a critical juncture when our agriculture and food systems now face unprecedented, multifaceted and interconnected development challenges that warrant innovative solutions in the next decade; otherwise, the peril of inaction is huge. These challenges have brought to...
A Bang for the Buck: Leveraging flexible seed money to improve impact
There is consensus that mobilising and managing catalytic investments is an essential part of the solution to implement Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A mix of integrated financial approaches — designed in a synergetic and catalytic manner — is needed to bring about transformative change.
Catalytic Fund from African Solidarity Transforms Rural Lives
An Africa-led financial mechanism started in 2013 has achieved remarkable results by assisting African nations to address critical agricultural challenges, natural resources management, and climate change, while addressing resilience to livelihoods.
Catalytic Fund from African Solidarity Transforms Rural Lives
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa’s Agenda 2063 define the context in which FAO’s work, and those of its partners, will transform lives in the continent over the next decade. The Agenda 2063—“The Africa we want,” advocates solidarity, and aims to build an integrated, more peaceful, prosperous and united...
Enhancing Community Resilience of Vulnerable Households in Malawi
Malawi is perennially susceptible to various natural and economic shocks, including prolonged dry spells, floods, pests and diseases, and high food price volatility. These have eroded the resilience of most poor and vulnerable households, and compromised their ability to sustain their livelihoods. 
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