Objectives of the
presentation
provide an overview of IFAD
• WHO ARE WE?
• WHAT WE DO?
• WHERE WE WORK?
IFAD's President: Kanayo F. Nwanze

On 13 February 2013, Kanayo F. Nwanze was appointed by acclamation as President of IFA...
WHO WE ARE?
The International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), a specialized agency of the United
Nations, was es...
What we do?
•

Since it was created in 1977, IFAD has focused
exclusively on rural poverty reduction, working with
poor ru...
(Cont….)
As mentioned ealier, IFAD's objective and raison d'être are to fund
rural development projects specifically aimed...
WHERE WE WORK?
• Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
• Asia and the Pacific
• East and Southern Africa
• Lati...
IFAD's Strategic Framework for 20112015
Goal
• IFAD's goal is to empower poor rural women and men in developing
countries ...
Ifad in india
• India is IFAD's largest borrower, as well as one of its main
contributors. Working in close partnership wi...
IFAD's strategy in India
• IFAD's strategy in India centres on improving poor rural
people's access to economic and social...
In india, ifad mainly focuses
on
• promoting inclusive growth;
• doubling the growth rate of the agriculture sector;
• fig...
WORK WITH US
(JOB OPPURTUNITY FOR YOU)
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Associate Vice-President and Chief Development Strategist, Strat...
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
• OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITEhttp://www.ifad.org/
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  1. 1. Objectives of the presentation provide an overview of IFAD • WHO ARE WE? • WHAT WE DO? • WHERE WE WORK?
  2. 2. IFAD's President: Kanayo F. Nwanze On 13 February 2013, Kanayo F. Nwanze was appointed by acclamation as President of IFAD for a second four-year term. A Nigerian national, Nwanze has a strong record as an advocate and leader with a keen understanding of complex development issues. He brings to the job over 35 years of experience across three continents, focusing on poverty reduction through agriculture, rural development and research.
  3. 3. WHO WE ARE? The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa. It resolved that "an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries.
  4. 4. What we do? • Since it was created in 1977, IFAD has focused exclusively on rural poverty reduction, working with poor rural populations in developing countries to eliminate poverty, hunger and malnutrition; raise their productivity and incomes; and improve the quality of their lives. Many IFAD-supported programmes have been in remote areas, and have targeted some of the poorest and most deprived segments of the rural population. • (con…)
  5. 5. (Cont….) As mentioned ealier, IFAD's objective and raison d'être are to fund rural development projects specifically aimed at assisting the poorest of the poor — small farmers, artisanal fishermen, rural poor women, landless workers, rural artisans, nomadic herdsmen and indigenous populations — to increase their food production, raise their incomes, improve their health, nutrition, education standards and general wellbeing on a sustainable basis. Nine major areas are supported: agricultural development financial services rural infrastructure livestock fisheries capacity-and institution-building storage/food-processing/marketing
  6. 6. WHERE WE WORK? • Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia • Asia and the Pacific • East and Southern Africa • Latin America and the Caribbean • West and Central Africa
  7. 7. IFAD's Strategic Framework for 20112015 Goal • IFAD's goal is to empower poor rural women and men in developing countries to achieve higher incomes and improved food security. Objectives • IFAD will ensure that poor rural people have better access to, and the skills and organization they need to take advantage of: • Natural resources, especially secure access to land and water, and improved natural resource management and conservation practices • Improved agricultural technologies and effective production services • A broad range of financial services • Transparent and competitive markets for agricultural inputs and produce • Opportunities for rural off-farm employment and enterprise development • Local and national policy and programming processes
  8. 8. Ifad in india • India is IFAD's largest borrower, as well as one of its main contributors. Working in close partnership with the Government of India and other donors, IFAD funds projects for rural development, tribal development, women's empowerment, natural resource management and rural finance. Since 1979 the organization has financed 25 programmes and projects, approving loans for a total of approximately US$797.3 million. • IFAD emphasizes the importance of strengthening people's capacities to establish and manage their own institutions. It supports self-help groups, community institutions and village development associations in tribal and non-tribal areas that work in synergy with local self-governments.
  9. 9. IFAD's strategy in India • IFAD's strategy in India centres on improving poor rural people's access to economic and social resources. In all operations, IFAD emphasizes the importance of strengthening people's capacities to establish and manage their own institutions. It supports self-help groups, community institutions and village development associations in tribal and non-tribal areas that work in synergy with local selfgovernments
  10. 10. In india, ifad mainly focuses on • promoting inclusive growth; • doubling the growth rate of the agriculture sector; • fighting rural poverty by enhancing rural employment and livelihood opportunities; • increasing access to agricultural technologies and natural resources; • increasing access to financial services and value chains; • sharing knowledge and learning on poverty reduction and nutritional security, with particular focus on tribal communities, smallholder farming households, landless people, women and unemployed youth. • microfinance and women's empowerment
  11. 11. WORK WITH US (JOB OPPURTUNITY FOR YOU) • • • • • • • • Associate Vice-President and Chief Development Strategist, Strategy and Knowledge Department - Office of the Chief Development Strategist Division deadline: 18 February 2014 Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department - Front Office Programme Management Division - deadline: 18 February 2014 Director, Treasury Services Division (TRE) and Treasurer of IFAD (readvertisement) D-1 - Treasury Division Division - deadline: 18 February 2014 Finance Officer Loans/Team Leader, Grants P-4 - Controller's & Financial Services Division - 21 February 2014 Policy Adviser P-4 - Policy and Technical Advisory Division - deadline: 8 March 2014 Technical Adviser (Fisheries and Aquaculture) P-4 - Policy and Technical Advisory Division - deadline: 8 March 2014 Head of Language Services P-5 - Office of the Secretary Division - deadline: 9 March 2014 Regional Programme Manager P-4 - East & Southern Africa Division - deadline: 13 March 2014
  12. 12. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT • OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITEhttp://www.ifad.org/

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