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IFAD Policy Brief on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples
October 2020

Indigenous peoples, who often live in rural areas of developing countries and face high levels of poverty and food insecurity, are an important constituency for IFAD.

In working with them, we have learned the importance of recognizing the diversity and distinctiveness of indigenous peoples and rural communities and of valuing and building on their cultural identity as an asset and economic potential.

Thirty years after IFAD made its first loan in support of indigenous peoples, we are better equipped to strengthen our links with these communities.


Antonella Cordone


Indigenous peoples