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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Speakers at the event will include: Stephane Mousset, Director and Chief of Staff, Office of the President and the Vice-President, IFAD; Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Minister for National Food Security and Research; Sartaj Aziz, Minister, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform; Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Finance; Marvi Memon, Minister of State and Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme; Khizar Hayat Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change; Khalid Mehboob, Independent Chairman of the Council, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Yusuf Zafar, Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council; and IFAD experts.
Since 2008, IFAD has financed four rural development projects in Tajikistan, investing $80 million out of a total $94 million in project costs.
The IFAD will be providing USD 75 Million for five years to improve incomes of 1,65,000 poor households and strengthen their resilience to drought.
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.
Nabi Rashid Mohammad, said that IFAD developed developmental experiences such as lands reclamation, participatory approach, rainwater harvesting and micro-finance and other.
He Joined IFAD between 1992 as Senior Technical Adviser with wide responsibilities of quality assurance, management of research grants, networking and representation of IFAD to various sectoral functions.
The package to develop new projects in the country during the transition period includes $31 million from the fund's core resources as well as $10 million from the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), a new financing instrument established by the fund to scale up and integrate climate change adaptation in smallholder development projects, said a IFAD statement.
The Northern Horizons Project is intended to boost competitiveness, income, and food security for small producers in 27 municipalities with high concentrations of rural poverty in the departments of Atlantida, Cortes, and Santa Barbara," said Enrique Murguia, coordinator of IFAD projects in Central America.
IFAD president Kanayo Nwanze made the disclosure when he toured IFAD funded projects at Nabuyani irrigation scheme in Kalomo.
IFAD will grant a $4 million loan and provide a $600,000 grant to finance the project.
Jordan has taken part in the 33rd Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agriculture Development, IFAD which concluded in Rome yesterday .
IFAD Warns of Severe Water Shortage in Arab Countries