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%).


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