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My priority is to ensure IFAD is resourced to meet the aggravating food crisis worldwide, while contributing to fighting poverty and inequality, especially in rural areas, and supporting climate action for the most vulnerable. I urge the global community to come together in Paris next December for the next replenishment session, to ensure we fund their vital work.
President of France
The poor of this world are not just looking for aid and handouts. They’re looking for investment. We need to keep investing in mitigating climate change and in small farms. We need to support with greater access to finance, to markets, to resources, to technology, to knowledge and to people.
Actor and IFAD Goodwill Ambassador
If we want to achieve the best for our planet and the best for humankind, then we must invest in all of our people, but especially rural people, who very often are not given the chances largely because of their separation through distance.
Prime Minister of Barbados
We need to invest in agencies like IFAD because they provide a more sustainable mechanism for people to build entrepreneurship, build independence and pull themselves out of poverty. Investing in rural people is a way of investing, not only in our planet and our future, but also hard-working people.
Sabrina Dhowre Elba
Entrepreneur, model and IFAD Goodwill Ambassador
IFAD is my favourite organization. I hope many more donors will see the importance of what IFAD does because now is the moment not only to step up for food security but also transforming global food systems. Small-scale producers should be at the core of that transition.
Anne Beathe Tvinnereim
Minister of International Development, Norway
We view IFAD as a strong ally and strategic partner towards increasing our agency to effectively engage governments in policy work and provide effective social and economic services to our members.
Secretary General, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development
"IFAD's work to increase farmer’s resilience, as well as access to funding, inputs and fertilizer are the surest way to increase The Gambia’s production and productivity, and place us on a path to food security."
Dr Demba Sabally
Minister of Agriculture, The Gambia
"IFAD's track record of success, its ability to be an assembler of development finance, its commitment to climate finance, and its ability to mobilize resources have made it the partner of choice. Let us rally behind IFAD's 13th Replenishment and recognize the urgency of supporting its mission."
Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
"It is an imperative for all of us to provide sufficient funding for IFAD. This is in our own interest."
State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
"Inclusive rural development and investment in small-scale, climate-resilient agriculture are crucial for combatting today’s global challenges. IFAD is at the forefront of this work."
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Policy, U.S. Treasury
"The world needs to increase its production of food to fulfill growing demand and it needs to do so through inclusive and sustainable food systems. IFAD helps countries feed their people and boost the economic and social development of their rural areas in a sustainable way."
Executive Director, Spanish Agricultural Agency for International Development Cooperation (Acodea)
"IFAD is an important ally for rural youth. It supports us in engaging in dialogue with our governments so that they open more services for rural youth and recognise our role as agents of change."
Yeisully Tapias Arcila
Executive Director, Association of Young Entrepreneurs, Colombia