How much funding is available?
Development assistance for agriculture (including rural development) reached an all-time high of US$10.5 billion in 2016, a 30% increase in real terms over the past five years. Despite this increase in volume, agriculture’s share of total development assistance has hovered between 5% and 6% since 2012.
Who are the top donor countries?
The largest development assistance committee (DAC) donors of the OECD in 2016 were the US (US$1.7 billion), Germany (US$1.2 billion), Japan, (US$1.1 billion), the UK (US$977 million), and France (US$694 million). This includes both bilateral funding, and contributions to multilateral organizations working in agriculture.
The picture changes when looking at the share of donors’ total funding going to agriculture and rural development. In relative terms, the top donors are Poland (16% of its official development assistance goes to agriculture and rural development), New Zealand (10%), Finland (9%), Ireland (9%), and the Netherlands (9%).
For an in-depth look at funding trends in global health R&D, see our highlight story ‘Are we making progress? Understanding trends in donor support for agriculture, education, global health, global health R&D, and nutrition’ (April 2018), or at our donors’ global health R&D Deep Dives.