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International Fund for Agricultural Development

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International Fund for Agricultural Development
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AbbreviationIFAD
Formation15 December 1977; 42 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

IFAD was established as an international financial institution in 1977 through United Nations General Assembly Resolution 32/107 (30 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

See also

References

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

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