China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: 2020-2021 Strategic Guidance Note
The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Facility was established in February 2018 and became effective on 31 March 2018. It will remain operational until 31 December 2021.
The Strategic Guidance Note will serve as the basis for the development and submission of project proposals to be funded by the Facility. This Strategic Guidance Note will cover the period from 2020 to 2021.
The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to global food systems have in many contexts limited the ability of markets to function, disrupted production, processing and logistics and, in combination with other macroeconomic and social factors, negatively impacted the livelihoods and food security of rural people. Counter-measures to help mitigate the COVID-19 impact on the poor and most vulnerable rural people, and help them to recover and further strengthen their resilience to face such crises, are urgently needed. As part of IFAD’s strategic response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Facility will designate its remaining funds to improve the food security and resilience of poor rural people affected by the COVID-19 crisis.