The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); In French: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a UNITED Nations agency specializing in the fight against poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. It is the only multilateral development organization that focuses exclusively on the rural economy and food security.  IfAD, headquartered in Rome, Italy, is involved in more than 200 projects in nearly 100 countries.  It funds and encourages initiatives to improve agriculture and water management, develop rural infrastructure, train and train farmers in more efficient technologies, strengthen resistance to climate change, improve market access and much more.  IFAD has 177 member states and works with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Since its inception in 1977, FIAD has provided $22.4 billion in loans and grants and coordinated $31 billion in international and national co-financing. The IDF was one of the most important initiatives of the World Food Conference held in Rome in 1974, after two years of negotiations. The agreement to establish the Fund was adopted by 91 governments on June 13, 1976 and opened for signature or ratification on December 20, 1976, following the completion of the $1 billion target. The agreement came into force on November 30, 1977. IfAD was established in 1977 as an international financial institution by UN General Assembly Resolution 32/107 (30 December 1977), one of the main outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, is a member of the United Nations Development Group.  IFAD President Gilbert F. Houngbo of Togo, elected in 2017 for a four-year term.
FIAD management report. Published in English, French, Spanish. . Middle East and North Africa management training in agriculture Rural women in IFAD projects: the key to the fight against poverty. cooperation. Multifaceted on-the-ground cooperation between FAO, IFAD and WFP.