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Scaling up our impact

As a UN Specialized Agency, IFAD partners with a wide range of multilateral organizations for knowledge generation and sharing, advocacy and engagement around inclusive pro-poor policies, and collaboration and cofinancing of investment projects.

Working with a diverse group of multilateral partners allows IFAD to leverage their capacity to promote and finance rural transformation.

Beyond the UN System, our partners include multilateral development banks and international financial institutions, such as the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the OPEC Fund for International Development and the World Bank. IFAD also works with regional organizations such as ASEAN, COMESA, ECOWAS, the European Union and Mercosur; multilateral climate and environment funds, such as the GCF and GEF; and other multilateral organizations, such as the OECD.

"With the need to double food production by 2025, the world is facing a tremendous challenge to which we can only respond by investing properly in agriculture." 
Andris Piebalgs, former European Union Commissioner for Development


EU, IFAD and ASEAN launch 16 million euro programme to support smallholder farmers

A new development programme designed to improve the income and food security of 10 million small-scale farmers and rural producers was launched earlier this month at the 37th meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in Makati City.

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IFAD and the Islamic Development Bank commit $500 million to address hunger and climate change in poor rural communities

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Joining forces to tackle rising hunger and the devastating impact of climate change in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, IFAD and IsDB today signed a US$500 million cooperation and cofinancing agreement.

Agriculture Development Partners visiting Dodoma region to meet with authorities and farmers

June 2016 - NEWS
Representatives of thirteen international development agencies working in agriculture and rural development in Tanzania will look at local responses to El Niño impacts during their annual field visit in the Dodoma region from 15 to 17 June 2016.

IFAD and CAF commit to reducing poverty and hunger in rural Latin America

September 2015 - NEWS
On the heels of the adoption of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN Summit, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and CAF - the development bank of Latin America - signed an agreement today to further strengthen their collaborative efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger in rural areas.

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The Marine Advantage: Empowering coastal communities, safeguarding marine ecosystems

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Agriculture and fisheries, the backbone of food security and nutrition for coastal communities and globally, are under threat. 

The IFAD-GEF Advantage: Partnering for a sustainable world

May 2014

In 2001, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as an executing agency under its policy of expanded opportunities for executing agencies.