Rome, 15 February 2012 – At IFAD’s 35th Session of the Governing Council,the cast of presenters and speakers will include world leaders, international personalities, policymakers, academics and, most importantly, farmer representatives.
For photographers and television crew: During the two days, a visual exhibition, “Elements of Life” will showcase the environment through the lens of four elements - earth, water, air and fire - and reflect the connections between rural people and the environment around them.
A jointpress conference will be addressed by the President of Rwanda and IFAD President at IFAD headquarters on 22 February at 12:15 p.m.
Journalists must accredit by 17 February 2012.
Please fill in the accreditation form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Television crews, in particular, are advised to arrive early in order to ensure smooth security clearance of their equipment prior to entering the IFAD premises.
Media Alert No: IFAD/02/2012
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) works with poor rural people to enable them to grow and sell more food, increase their incomes and determine the direction of their own lives. Since 1978, IFAD has invested about US$13.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to developing countries through projects empowering about 405 million people to break out of poverty, thereby helping to create vibrant rural communities. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized UN agency based in Rome – the United Nation’s food and agricultural hub. It is a unique partnership of 167 members from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), other developing countries and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).