Emergency relief and resilience fund to mitigate food and energy price crises
The ‘Emergency Aid Food Crisis’ Measure is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as a SI AGER joint project. As part of this initiative, Fairtrade cooperates with the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation in Agriculture (i4Ag) to implement structure-building measures.
Timeline: June 2023 to February 2024
The main objective of this project is to build the resilience of agricultural production systems to future shocks and stresses (based on the triple nexus of food, energy and finance), by investing in resilient food systems that protect smallholder producers and workers.
The project will work with 80 producer organisations (PO) in 14 countries in Africa, Asia/Pacific and Latin America reaching 13,566 farmers and workers (39% women).
Since 2020 – due to the COVID and climate crises, and since 2022 compounded by the war in Ukraine – global food prices have risen by approximately one-third, fertilizer by more than half, and oil prices by almost two-thirds. Ukraine and Russia used to produce almost a third of the world’s wheat and barley and half of its sunflower oil. Russia and Belarus are the world’s number two and three producers of potash, the key ingredient of fertilizer. As a result, Fairtrade producers worldwide have been directly affected by the increases in their costs of production (in particular fertilizer, petrol, transport costs), as well as by limitations to access to markets. Almost all countries report continuously higher food and energy prices that directly affect the livelihoods of farmers and workers.
In response to these pressing needs the project aims to build the resilience of agricultural production systems to future shocks and stresses (based on the triple nexus of food, energy and finance), by investing in resilient food systems that protect smallholder producers and workers.
In line with the overall funding aim of the Emergency relief and resilience fund to mitigate food and energy price crises, the activities of Fairtrade will contribute to the two aligned outputs:
Output 1: The conditions for strengthening local food systems (production and processing) close to small-scale farmers have been created.
Output 2: Actors in local food systems have strengthened their capacities in the agri-food sector.
The key project partners include: CLAC, Fairtrade Africa, and NAPP
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