International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFAD

  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 14 Oct 2016

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is an international organization whose objective of to improve agricultural development and livelihoods in developing countries. Its projects and programmes are carried out in remote and environmentally fragile locations, including least developed countries and small island developing States. The IFAD assists vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers, pastoralists, foresters, fishers and small-scale entrepreneurs in rural areas by providing, among others, access to weather information, disaster preparedness, social learning and technology transfer that enables farmers to feed growing populations and increase the climate resilience of rural farming systems.

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending

Projects

FP162
Cross-cutting

Multiple countries

The Africa Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme: Building the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change impacts in 7 Sahelian Countries of the Great Green Wall (GGW)

SAP017
Adaptation

Burundi

Climate proofing food production investments in Imbo and Moso basins in the Republic of Burundi

FP143
Cross-cutting

Brazil

Planting Climate Resilience in Rural Communities of the Northeast (PCRP)

SAP012
Cross-cutting

Niger

Inclusive Green Financing for Climate Resilient and Low Emission Smallholder Agriculture

FP101
Adaptation

Belize

Resilient Rural Belize (Be-Resilient)

Documents

News & Stories

IFAD and GCF scale-up action to improve life for millions of people and restore ecosystems in Africa’s Great Green Wall

11 Jan 2021 / Millions of poor farmers living in the world’s most climate-impacted parts of the Sahel have cause for hope today because of their governments’ support for accelerating Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW), an area covering 11 countries from Senegal and Mali in the West to Ethiopia and Djibouti in the East.  A new investment programme is planned to support Sahelian governments through a partnership between the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in order to boost climate finance for these rural populations.

GCF-IFAD agreement will help agricultural communities adapt to climate change

24 Sep 2018 / A key agreement signed today between GCF and IFAD will help pioneer new land-based pathways of climate action.

Contacts

Dr. Jyotsna Puri
Director of the Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG)
Ms. Liza Leclerc
Lead Technical Specialist