The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) works where poverty and hunger are most extreme: in the most remote regions of developing and fragile countries where few development agencies venture. By investing in the rural population and in small and medium-sized enterprises, our work is focused on reducing poverty and hunger and reinforcing resilience. IFAD's activities help people to change their lives and communities, and contribute directly to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
IFAD is both a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution. This unique identity allows IFAD to generate constant results on the ground and in the normative sphere that benefit the rural communities. IFAD is among the leading multilateral institutions dealing with agriculture in Africa.