International Fund for Agricultural Development

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International Fund for Agricultural Development

(IFAD), specialized agency of the United Nations with headquarters in Rome, Italy. IFAD grew out of the 1974 World Food Conference; it was established in 1977 and has 165 member nations. The IFAD's mandate is to combat hunger and rural poverty in developing countries through agricultural projects that mainly attempt to improve productivity. The agency seeks to increase the rural poor's access to financial services, markets, technology, land, and other natural resources. Its varied programs, which introduce new strategies and expand existing techniques, are aimed at such groups as small farmers, landless rural residents, nomadic pastoralists, small-scale fishermen, and poor rural women.
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In Sudan, IFAD is supporting the development of 300 community adaptation plans that enhance resilience of women and men, says Khalida Bouzar, Director of IFADs North Africa, Near East and Europe Division.
IFAD mission delegation presented comprehensive briefing on the IFAD projects being implemented within Al-Butana Development Project, which is covering five states including rural roads and the linking of production sites with consumption places.
With their new joint communications initiative, Food Tank and IFAD will work during 2015 to showcase the role of youth in agriculture worldwide.
HE Younis Haji Al Khoori highlighted that this joint statement aims to consolidate the bonds of cooperation between the UAE and IFAD, in terms of supporting the national specialist employees to benefit from expertise of international development institutions.
Abdul-Qader underlined the importance of intensifying efforts to take advantage of IFAD-funded projects and the need to improve performance and building capacities of implementation support plans for IFAD projects in Yemen.
While expressing gratitude to the IFAD at the occasion, Qazi Azmat Isa, Chief Executive Officer (PPAF) stressed that IFAD's technical and financial assistance and the existing conducive environment enable them to achieve excellent results.
Mordasini, IFAD Vice President, other officials of IFAD, officials from Embassies, awards recipients and other dignitaries were present on this occasion.
Representative of IFAD, Nabil al-Mahayni, said that the IFAD has financed seven projects in various governorates with a total cost of USD 474 million.
He was IFAD's focal point to the OECD/DAC Poverty Network (POVNET)--Agriculture Task Force on Pro-poor Agricultural Growth, and convener / coordinator of the Natural Resource Management and publisher of IFAD website: Livestock and Rangeland Knowledgebase www.
The Program, developed by Yemen's Government of National Reconciliation with support from the EU, IsDB, WB and IFAD, aims to enable the country to successfully implement its political transition and accelerate economic recovery.
During the course of 2010, IFAD expanded its investment portfolio and activities in all the regions where it works.
IFAD president Kanayo Nwanze made the disclosure when he toured IFAD funded projects at Nabuyani irrigation scheme in Kalomo.