International Fund for Agricultural Development

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International Fund for Agricultural Development

An agency of the United Nations that provides loans and grants to developing countries for agricultural purposes. It aims to improve food security and thereby to eliminate rural poverty in the developing world. It was established in 1977 and is based in Rome.
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IFAD stresses the importance of reinforcing national institutions in dealing with climate impacts on smallholder farmers, says Margarita Astralaga, Director of IFADs Environment and Climate Division.
He stated that IFAD was proud to be a partner of the Zambian people and government in working together to foster agriculture development.
To improve water-use efficiency and land productivity, the project will create opportunities for isolated and poor farming communities, including small farmers who incurred losses during the 2006 war," said Abdelaziz Merzouk, IFAD country program manager in Lebanon.
Participants also debated natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2010 and small holder agriculture and family farming in Asia and Latin America.
6 percent in Arab countries has led to a constant rise in demand for water, according to a report issued by IFAD.
This is Nwanze's first visit to the Kingdom after he took over as IFAD chief a couple of months ago with a mandate to map out new strategies to boost investment in the agricultural sector.
The latest loan agreement was signed yesterday at IFAD headquarters in Rome by the Ambassador of El Salvador Jose Roberto Andino Salazar and IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze.
That's because 75 percent of the world's poorest people live in remote, rural areas in Africa, Asia, and Latin America--exactly those hard-to-reach areas where IFAD does its work, and that most other development groups overlook.
Shipping a tonne of corn from a farm in Iowa to Mombassa, at $50, costs half of the price of transportation from Dar-Es Salam, just 650 miles away, explained Mohammed Beavogui, director of Western and Central African operations of IFAD (International Fund for the Agricultural Development), a United Nations initiative launched three decades ago, to help the rural poor, worldwide.
Al-Sultan is visiting Japan, the third largest contributor to IFAD, to seek a greater contribution by explaining the fund's role in extending assistance to help agricultural projects in developing countries, the officials said.
Andrew Lycett reports on the successes that have saved IFAD from its detractors, and assured its future as an international centre of knowledge on rural poverty.
Needles and will oversee both of AIM's retail sales channels, the FDD and the IFAD.