The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a five-year grant to The Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) program. MAFAP oversees FAO’s Agrifood Economic Division.
With around twenty efficient policies, MAFAP has reformed different areas of the Sub-Saharan African agri-food industry.
In the covid-19 pandemic, MAFAP has extended its support to creating strategies for helping governments fight growing inflation especially due to the Russian-Ukrainian war. Additionally, the governments can evolve their agri-food industry with the help of well-researched and credible MAFAP data.
Around eight Sub-Saharan African countries will benefit from the intelligent decisions and policies made by MAFAP.
Deputy Director FAO agri-food economics division, Marco V. Sanchez hinted that MAFAP’s policies are highly dependent upon the tools devised by FAO to keep the quality under check.
MAFAPs five-year plan will include smart budgets for a profitable agricultural evolution. It will also provide a deeper insight into the influence of international markets on production by considering all MAFAP and FAO policies.
The renewed MFAP deal has a lot in store for the 250 stakeholders who took part in the event on April 6, 2022 who will eat its fruit in the long run.