The International Fund for Agricultural Development - IFAD
Enlarge image (© IFAD / Maxime Llobet) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was created 30 years ago to tackle rural poverty, a key consequence of the droughts and famines of the early 1970s.
Since 1978, IFAD has invested more than US $10 billion in low-interest loans and grants that have helped over 300 million very poor rural women and men increase their incomes and provide for their families.
Enlarge image (© IFAD) IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency.
It is a global partnership of OECD, OPEC and other developing countries. Today, IFAD supports more than 200 programmes and projects in 81 developing countries and one territory.