International Fund for Agricultural Development

Institution: UN

International Fund for Agricultural Development (1977, Rome; www.ifad.org).

A specialized agency of the UN “Investing in Rural People.”  Finances agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries, with the goal of eradicating rural poverty and hunger among the 1.4 billion people in rural areas who depend on agriculture and related activities. Issues of concern: climate and environment, desertification, food prices, indigenous peoples, land, rural institutions, water, zero carbon imprint, etc. Published “IFAD’s Strategic Framework 2011-2015.” President: Kanayo F. Nwanze; plus 525 staff in Rome and in the field.

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