IFAD has called for donors to significantly increase their contributions to deliver an overall programme of work of at least US$11 billion from 2022 to 2024.
Recognizing the importance of investing in the future of rural areas and small-scale agriculture, many countries are seizing the moment to increase their contributions and express resounding support for IFAD’s work.
Thank you from IFAD and the many small-scale farmers and producers who have benefited from IFAD projects.
French President Emmanuel Macron steps up to increase investments in IFAD
To sustainably address rising hunger and poverty, exacerbated by COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity loss, President Emmanuel Macron announced a 50 per cent increase in funds to IFAD and called on global leaders to step up their commitments in support of long-term agricultural development.
African countries join fight against poverty and hunger in first round of pledges
Despite the economic consequences of COVID-19, a growing number of countries around the world today stepped up their investments in long-term development, signalling a greater awareness of the links between hunger, inequality and instability which often spark humanitarian crises.
The Netherlands strongly values its partnership with IFAD in making a difference for rural people and food security and remains a dedicated donor in agricultural development to tackle poverty and hunger.
Finland is proud to be a long-standing supporter of IFAD and its vision of a world free of hunger and poverty. Finland is happy to endorse a strong IFAD-12 replenishment. We especially support the approach taken to cross-cutting issues such as climate, gender and persons with disabilities.
Today, more than ever, the international community must join forces to prepare for and achieve a future that is sustainable, inclusive and just for all. This is what we must do and it is within our reach: help the poorest and most vulnerable people of our world.
Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Liberia is making significant strides towards developing food and cash crops and improving operations along the agriculture value chains, for which we are grateful to IFAD.
“I look forward to IFAD using Irish support to build on its strong track record addressing the impact climate change on rural communities, in ensuring that women farmers benefit as much as men, and importantly delivering sustainable food systems solutions for people in developing countries.”
Climate change, biodiversity and food are all correlated. Agriculture is key. I am convinced our partners will follow in this ambitious dynamic.
Burkina Faso has shown its commitment to working with IFAD by increasing their contribution by 100%.
Liberia recognizes the importance of investing in agriculture and has made a pledge to IFAD.
Italy pledged €84 million to IFAD - a 45% increase since the last replenishment. Italy also hosts the UN food agencies in Rome.
Mali, Somalia and Haiti have made contributions - recognizing IFAD's role in sustainable and resilient agriculture.