Institute of International Peace Leaders

Institute of international peace leaders

"Empowering Leaders, Building Bridges, Creating Peaceful Communities."

IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Partners in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Development

A majority of the poor in the world live in the rural areas of developing countries; most depend almost exclusively on agriculture for their livelihoods. Climate change, growing populations, and volatile food and energy prices have the potential to push millions of vulnerable people into extreme poverty and hunger (IFAD, 2021).

Founded in 1977, IFAD is a specialized United Nations (UN) agency focused on transforming and sustaining agriculture, rural economies, and food systems. IFAD works in remote regions of developing countries, where most of the world’s poorest and hungry people live.

IFAD invests in people most likely to be left behind: poor small-scale producers, women, youth, indigenous peoples and other vulnerable groups. Their community-driven approach means program recipients participate and contribute to project design, and invest their own time and money. IFAD is a catalyst and trusted partner for increasing investment in appropriate and sustainable agriculture and food systems development.