To accomplish its fundamental goals of eradicating rural poverty and ensuring food security – and with a view to mobilizing resources for the implementation of its mandate – IFAD is committed to consolidating its existing partnerships and establishing new ones.
The Fund maintains strategic partnerships with numerous bilateral donors, particularly the major Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. These strategic partnerships provide contributions to IFAD’s core resources, supplementary funds, cofinancing of IFAD projects, and participation in the Associate Professional Officer programme and the Government of Québec's International Internship Programme. Under its strategy on private sector partnerships, the Fund is also increasingly emphasizing joint ventures with socially responsible corporations and businesses – as well as smallholder farmers, who themselves comprise a key part of the rural private sector in developing nations.
Greater food security in several African countries based on increased private sector investments in agriculture is on the G8 agenda.