International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) | Land Portal
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IFAD
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Harold Liversage, Lead Technical Specialist on Land Tenure (h.liversage@ifad.org)

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IFAD Via Paolo di Dono, 44
00142 Rome
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English
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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's mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty.



IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five per cent of the world's poorest people - 1.4 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.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Resources

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Library Resource
Manuals & Guidelines
March, 2022
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Australia

La présente note a pour but d’indiquer comment intégrer le Système de formation action pour l’égalité femmes-hommes (GALS, anciennement appelé « système d’apprentissage interactif entre les sexes ») pour faire évoluer les rapports entre les femmes et les hommes dans les opérations du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA).

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
January, 2022
Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, India

La collecte de l'eau de pluie augmente la quantité d'eau disponible pour la boisson, l'usage domestique et l'agriculture. En Afrique de l'Est et de l'Ouest et en Asie du Sud-Est, l'eau peut être récupérée sur 40 à 70 % des terres agricoles, ce qui entraîne une forte augmentation de la production agricole en Ouganda, au Burundi, en République-Unie de Tanzanie et en Inde.  

Library Resource
Reports & Research
December, 2021
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania

Ces dernières années, plusieurs grands facteurs sont intervenus qui font que le monde n’est plus en voie de mettre un terme à la faim et à la malnutrition sous toutes ses formes d’ici à 2030. Les difficultés n’ont fait que grandir en raison de la pandémie de covid-19 et des mesures qui ont été prises pour l’endiguer. Le présent rapport contient la première évaluation mondiale de l’insécurité alimentaire et de la malnutrition pour l’année 2020 et donne une idée de ce à quoi ressemblerait la faim en 2030, dans un scénario encore compliqué par les effets prolongés de la pandémie de covid-19.

Library Resource
Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts
Manuals & Guidelines
September, 2021
Global

Investment in agriculture is essential for sustainable development, in particular for achieving food security, adequate nutrition, decent employment, poverty reduction and environmental protection. In seeking to attract agricultural investment, many governments and local communities have entered into Agricultural Land Investment Contracts (ALIC).

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2020
Global

The failure of rural economies to deliver decent work to their young people affects national economies, threatens political stability, nurtures extremism and causes socially and economically disruptive migration. Globally, youth are two to three times more likely than adults to be unemployed.

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