Africa Solidarity Trust Fund
FAO and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa agree to scale-up success and promote Africa Solidarity Trust Fund
A delegation led by FAO Assistant Director-General for Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Mr Bukar Tijani, visited the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to discuss potential areas of collaboration and partnership. BADEA’s team was led by its Director-General, Dr Sidi Ould Tah. Accompanying Mr Tijani were representatives from...
The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund donates $1 million to efforts to combat Desert Locust in East Africa
The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) has donated $1 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to combat the worsening Desert Locust upsurge in the Horn of Africa.
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.
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