Selected Projects: Agriculture & Rural Development

GFA has implemented complex studies and projects in over 130 countries since 1982. Selected projects in Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean and Maghreb & Middle East are presented here.


Skills Development in Agricultur

Youth Employment Promotion - Phase I + II, Mongolia

SDC , 2012 - 2018
Contract Value: € 5,100,000

GFA supports regional stakeholders in improving cooperation between VET schools, private sector and labor market institutions to enhance demand-driven VET in western Mongolia... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Adaptation to Climate Change in the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory

GIZ , 2013 - 2018
Contract Value: € 2,400,000

Given seasonal and regional water scarcities and the socio-economic importance of irrigation farming for the Palestinian people, the project aims at improving farmers' capacities... more

Land management - shaping the future

Modernization of the Forest Sector, Honduras

EU , 2011 - 2017
Contract Value: € 6,803,400

The project objective is to support the government in promoting local development of the forest sector through joint action of central and regional institutions and local stakeholders, in the context... more

Land management - shaping the future

Sustainable management of watersheds in the Lower Mekong Basin, Laos

KfW , 2010 - 2017
Contract Value: € 2,034,087

The objective of this project is to achieve sustainable and effective natural resource management leading to a secured watershed for the Nam Ton communities. GFA experts focus on watershed and village development planning ... more

Rural development - integrating the poor

Watershed management, Laos

KfW , 2010 - 2017
Contract Value: € 1,532,400

GFA has been supporting the pilot watershed management project in the Lower Mekong Basin, which is co-financed by KfW.

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Agriculture - stimulating growth

Innovation transfer for improving dairy value chains , Kenya

GIZ , 2015 - 2017
Contract Value: € 1,402,015

As part of the One World, No Hunger initiative, GFA supports smallholder dairy farmers, dairy cooperatives and private dairies in Kenya... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Integrating Climate Change in Water Resource Monitoring, Zambia

GIZ/EKF , 2013 - 2017
Contract Value: € 1,825,228

GFA supports the newly established Water Resource Management Authority in Zambia to manager water resources at the local and national level... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Innovation centers for the agriculture and food sector, Ethiopia

GIZ , 2015 - 2017
Contract Value: € 2,673,620

The project, jointly implemented by GFA and IP Consult, is part of the BMZ special initiative One World No Hunger... more

Land management - shaping the future

Land management, Honduras

KfW , 2010 - 2016
Contract Value: € 5,218,395

The Río Plátano biosphere reserve represents the heart of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. The project aimed at implementing protection and conservation strategies in the reserve area... more

Rural development - integrating the poor

Rural economic development and biodiversity, Ivory Coast

GIZ , 2013 - 2016
Contract Value: € 1,598,500

The project’s objective is the application of sustainable and biodiversity-promoting farming by actors in specific value chains: staple food and export commodities. ... more

Irrigation - Driving Agricultural Growth

Support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya

GIZ , 2012 - 2016
Contract Value: € 657,364

GFA experts supported the ministry in its sector policy process review. The review of the institutional framework had been made necessary because of an amendment... more

Irrigation - Driving Agricultural Growth

Rehabilitation of small and medium- sized irrigation schemes, Morocco

KfW , 2009 - 2016
Contract Value: € 1,767,712

GFA experts involved in the rehabilitation of small and middle irrigation zones project in Morocco optimize water consumption and intensify agricultural use... more

Irrigation - Driving Agricultural Growth

Manual for promoting solar-powered irrigation systems in developing countries (phase 1+2), multi country

GIZ , 2014 - 2016
Contract Value: € 350,000

GFA developed a manual and tools for promoting solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) in 2014-2015 which were field-tested in 2016. The development of the manual... more

Irrigation - Driving Agricultural Growth

Horti-Sempre – income generation through microirrigation, Mozambique

Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) , 2012 - 2016
Contract Value: € 4,250,000

The project aims to support actors along the horticulture value chain to capitalize on  existing and growing demand for fruits and vegetables... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Innovations for Agriculture Modernization, Uzbekistan

ADB , 2014 - 2016
Contract Value: € 524,000

The project had two intended outputs, i.e. improved financing for agricultural mechanization and crop diversification, and diversified cropping systems... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Multi-country seed sector study for Green Innovation Centers, Multy-country

GIZ , 2015 - 2016
Contract Value: € 204,729

GFA has been conducting a multi-country seed sector study for the GIZ Green Innovation Centers for the Food and Agricultural Sector program (GIAE)... more

Land management - shaping the future

Cadastre and real estate registration, Azerbaijan

KfW , 2013 - 2016
Contract Value: € 2,731,654

The aim of this project is to establish a coherent and complete cadastre and land register for the city of Ganja and Sheki Rayon. Through training and procurement, GFA builds Azerbaijan’s own administration capacity. ... more

Skills Development in Agricultur

Curricula development for spatial planning (ICDP), IGAD* region

GIZ , 2014 - 2015
Contract Value: € 639,850

GFA elaborated training modules for the use of GIS and remote sensing products such as data, photos or maps for land use planning in the Horn of Africa... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Support to the Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit (ASCU), Kenya

GIZ , 2012 - 2015
Contract Value: € 508,300

The Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) aims at establishing a market-oriented and modern agricultural sector in Kenya. ... more

Rural development - integrating the poor

Support to local development, Lebanon

European Union , 2010 - 2015
Contract Value: € 3,947,000

The northern part of Lebanon in general is poorer and less well developed than the rest of the country.

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Agriculture - stimulating growth

Agro-environment program Ceja de Selva, Peru

KfW , 2010 - 2015
Contract Value: € 2,200,000

The project intends to contribute to a more sustainable use of natural resources by improving the livelihoods of local communities in the Picota Province, San Martin ... more

Land management - shaping the future

Sustainable Land Management, Ethiopia

GIZ , 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,120,510

The program’s overall objective was to enhance food security and reduce land degradation in rural highland regions. Smallhold farmers and farmer groups use sustainable land management... more

Skills Development in Agricultur

Agricultural extension service for sustainable land management, Ethiopia

GIZ , 2012 - 2014
Contract Value: € 2,120,510

GFA supported the design of training modules for improved agricultural and land management practices. The modules were used in a training-of-trainers approach from experts and master trainers... more

Agriculture - stimulating growth

Diversification of agriculture, Afghanistan

GIZ , 2011 - 2014
Contract Value: € 4,000,000

The project supports the Afghan partner ministries of Agriculture (MAIL) and Rural Development (MRRD) and other stakeholders in the northern province of Baghlan. ... more

Rural development - integrating the poor

Natural resources management and value chain development, Burkina Faso

GIZ , 2010 - 2013
Contract Value: € 1,106,882

GFA is implementing the natural resource management (NRM) component of a GIZ agricultural development project (PDA) in Burkina Faso.... more

Skills Development in Agricultur

Employment promotion for young people, Timor-Leste

GIZ , 2010 - 2012
Contract Value: € 1,045,000

The project promoted self-employment of graduates of agricultural secondary schools to enhance their income opportunities and to increase their participation in the socio-economic life in rural areas... more