How much funding is available?
Official development assistance for agriculture (including rural development) reached an all-time high of US$10.4 billion in 2017, a 21% 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 2013.
Who are the top donor countries?
The largest development assistance committee (DAC) donors of the OECD in 2016, the latest year for which complete donor-specific data is available, were the US (US$1.7 billion), Germany (US$1.2 billion), Japan (US$1.1 billion), the UK (US$952 million), and France (US$713 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 towards 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%).