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The Germany-IFAD partnership
June 2020

Germany and IFAD place small-scale farmers and rural people – especially women and youth – at the heart of their development priorities for achieving a world with no hunger (Sustainable Development Goal [SDG] 2). This is reflected in the following shared strategic priorities:

  • achieving food and nutrition security, particularly in Africa
  • making small-scale farmers more resilient through adaptation to the challenges of climate change and fragility
  • creating opportunities for rural youth employment, including by promoting increased investments by the private sector.

Germany’s constructive leadership has facilitated fundamental reforms to make IFAD fit for purpose by enabling it to engage with the private sector and supporting a prudent and sustainable financial strategy.