International Fund for Agricultural Development

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International Fund for Agricultural Development
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AbbreviationIFAD
Formation15 December 1977; 41 years ago (1977-12-15)
TypeUnited Nations specialised agency
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Head
President
Gilbert Houngbo
Parent organization
United Nations Economic and Social Council
Websiteifad.org
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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD; French: Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA)) is an international financial institution and a specialised agency of the United Nations that works to address poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.

History[edit]

IFAD was established as an international financial institution in 1977 through United Nations General Assembly Resolution 32/107 (15 December 1977) as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. Its headquarters is in Rome, Italy, and it is a member of the United Nations Development Group.[1] The President of the IFAD is Gilbert F. Houngbo from Togo, who was elected for a four-year term in 2017.

IFAD member states
  List A members
  List B members
  List C members, ratification in force
  List C approved members, that still haven't ratified

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNDG Members". Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2012.

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