At a glance

Funding trends*

Official development assistance (ODA) for agriculture (including rural development) reached US$10.3 billion in 2019, a 4%-increase in real terms over 2018. Over the past decade, agriculture’s share of total development assistance has hovered between 5% and 6%. It stood at 5.2% in 2019.

Top donors**

In 2019, top donors to the sector were Germany (US$1.4 billion), Japan (US$1.2 billion), the US (US$1.1 billion), the UK (US$971 million), and France (US$907 million).

The picture changes when looking at the share of donors’ total funding going towards agriculture and rural development. In relative terms, the top donors were Iceland (12% of its ODA goes to agriculture and rural development), Luxembourg (10%), New Zealand (10%), Belgium (9%), and South Korea (9%).


* We are in the process of relaunching the Donor Tracker website. Please check back in early December for the latest data. In the meantime, please refer to our Donor Profiles for the latest sector data. 

**Note to avoid double-counting, EU Institutions are not included as a donor in the ranking of total agriculture ODA.