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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

  • ​​​ IFAD is a specialised agency of the United Nations, established in 1977 in Rome, Italy.
  • The fund targets the mobilisation of additional resources, making them available on concessionary terms to finance projects primarily for improving food production systems, nutritional levels and livelihoods of the poorest populations in developing countries.
  • The UAE became a member of the fund by virtue of Federal Decree No. 9 of 1979.
  • The fund is based in Rome, Italy.