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Supporting agricultural research, innovation and pro-poor technologies

IFAD grants support research, innovation, institutional change and pro-poor technologies. They are closely linked to our country programmes and often support connections between different initiatives in a country.

Grant recipients include research organizations, centres of excellence involved in rural poverty reduction, NGOs, governments, and private sector and civil society organizations.

We extend two types of grants, depending on the nature of the innovation and the scope of intervention: global or regional grants, and country-specific grants.

  • Global and regional grants fund innovative responses to rural and agricultural challenges being faced by several partner countries. These grants are driven by thematic and regional corporate-level strategic priorities for partnership, research, policy engagement and capacity-building.
  • Grants for activities implemented in specific countries focus mainly on strengthening institutional, implementation and policy capacities and on innovating in thematic areas. Country-specific grants also pilot new technologies, approaches and methodologies that can subsequently be scaled up through IFAD’s country programmes and by other stakeholders.

The aim of grant financing is to:

  • promote innovative, pro-poor approaches and technologies that have the potential to be scaled up for greater impact
  • strengthen partners’ institutional and policy capacities
  • enhance advocacy and policy engagement
  • generate and share knowledge for development impact.

Call for proposals

China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Third Call for Proposals

August 2020 - NEWS
The Facility will support the generation and exchange of innovative solutions, approaches and methodologies that can be of value in the post-COVID-19 recovery period.

Call for Proposals: Rural youth employment opportunities: Support to Integrated Agribusiness Hubs

July 2020 - NEWS

This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a four-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Rural youth employment opportunities: Support to integrated agribusiness hubs initiative, for a total amount of up to US$3.5 million.

Call for Proposals: Mainstream Fintech and Agritech Technologies into IFAD’s portfolio of country programmes (Latin America and the Caribbean region)

February 2020 - NEWS

This call for proposals is for a grant under the Global/Regional Grants Programme aimed at: Mainstream Fintech and Agritech Technologies into IFAD portfolio of country programmes.

Related documents

IFAD Grant Forms

Type: Financial document

IFAD Policy for Grant Financing

Type: Policies and Strategies, Policy

Policy for Grant Financing: Implementing Procedures

Type: Procedure, Policies and Strategies, Policy

Related publications

IFAD grants: A guided overview of financial management practices and procedures

March 2020

This course aims to provide IFAD grant recipients with clear guidance on financial management requirements during project implementation.