The Farmers’ Forum was established in 2005. It is an on-going, bottom-up process of consultation and dialogue between organizations of smallholder farmers and rural producers from all over the world, and IFAD and our Member States.
The Forum is rooted in and aims to strengthen effective partnerships and collaboration between IFAD and farmer organization in country programmes and investment projects. It also builds farmer organizations’ capacity and engages in policy dialogue initiatives.
The Forum meets every two years for a global consultation, in conjunction with IFAD's Governing Council.