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IFAD's mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The Conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa. The conference resolved that "an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries". One of the most important insights emerging from the conference was that the causes of food insecurity and famine were not so much failures in food production, but structural problems relating to poverty and to the fact that the majority of the developing world's poor populations were concentrated in rural areas.

IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five per cent of the world's poorest people - 1.05 billion women, children and men - live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods.

Working with rural poor people, governments, donors, non-governmental organizations and many other partners, IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing rural poor peoples' access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.

Headquarters - General inquiries

International Fund for Agricultural Development
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00142 Rome, Italy
Tel: 39-0654591
Fax +39-065043463
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Website: www.ifad.org

Projects

Code Title Country
BJ-33 Programme d'Appui à la Croissance Economique Rurale (PACER/PADER) Benin
CM-7 Projet d'appui au développement des filieres agricole (PADFA) Cameroon
CM-17 Projet d’Appui au Dévelopement de la MicroFinance Rurale (PADMIR) Cameroon
GN-9 Projet de développement agricole durable en Guinée-Forestière (PRODAD GF) Guinea
GN-10 Le projet d’appui au développement rural en Basse-Guinée (PADER BGN) Guinea
GN-11 Le programme participatif de développement rural en Haute-Guinée Guinea
KE-8 Southern Nyanza Community Development Project) Kenya
KE-9 Central Kenya Dry Area Smallholder and Community Services Development Project Kenya
KE-10 Mount Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resource Management Kenya
MG-2 Support to Farmers' Professional Organizations and Agricultural Services Project (AROPA) Madagascar
MG-3 Rural Income Promotion Programme (PPRR) Madagascar
MG-4 Upper Mandraré Basin Development Project - Phase II (PHBM) Madagascar
MG-5 North-east Agricultural Improvement and Development Project (PADANE) Madagascar
MALI-1 Fonds de Developpement en Zone Sahelienne (FODESA) Mali
MALI-27 Programme d'investissement et de Développement rural des régions nord du Mali (PIDRN) Mali
MZ-7 Agricultural Support Programme Mozambique
RW-4 Kirehe Community-based Watershed Management Project (KWAMP) Rwanda
RW-5 Support Project for the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PAPSTA II ) Rwanda
SN-12 Agricultural Services and Producer Organizations Program phase 2 (PSOAP 2) Senegal
SN-13 National Rural Infrastructure Program (PNIR) Senegal
SL-2 Rehabilitation and community-based poverty reduction project (RCPRP) Sierra Leone
SL-3 Rural Finance and Community Improvement Programme Sierra Leone
UG-11 Area-Based Agricultural Modernization Programme (AAMP) Uganda
UG-12 District Livelihood Support Programme Uganda
UG-13 Community Agricultural Infrastructure improvement Programme Uganda
UG-14 Rural Financial Services Programme Uganda

 

Studies

IFAD-funded Studies on Mapping of PRSPs, Sector Strategis and Policies related to Rice Development

The purpose of the study is for every country:
(a) To assess the coherence and linkages between the NRDS and the relevant planning and programming frameworks including (i) growth and poverty reduction strategies or equivalent, (ii) relevant sector-based strategies, (iii) public expenditure frameworks at national / sector levels and (iv) ongoing rice related programs.
(b) To provide a basis for reconciling the NRDS’ requirements (demand side) in terms of policy, institutional and investments measures / actions and the related opportunities (supply side) as indicated in the above planning frameworks and tools.

Title File
SYNTHESIS REPORT (FINAL DRAFT) PDF/624KB (English)
National Report: Cameroon PDF/372KB (French)
National Report: Guinea Zip/166KB
National Report: Madagascar PDF/2.71MB (French)
National Report: Mozambique PDF/309KB (French)
National Report: Senegal PDF/1.32MB (French)
National Report: Sierra Leone PDF/275KB (French)
National Report: Tanzania PDF/280KB (French)
National Report: Uganda PDF/1.08MB (French)
National Report: Rwanda PDF/608KB (English)
National Report: Ethiopia PDF/1.63MB (English)
National Report: Ghana PDF/1.14MB (English)
National Report: Kenya PDF/2.04MB (English)
National Report: Mali  
National Report: Nigeria PDF/663KB (English)
   

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IFAD-funded Studies on Mapping of PRSPs, Sector Strategis and Policies related to Rice Development