International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Set up in 1977
  • It is 13th specialised agency of the United Nations. 
  • India is a founder member of IFAD and a key contributor among the member countries.
  • IFAD works towards removing poverty and hunger in rural areas all over the world, especially in developing countries.
  • Its goal is to empower poor rural men and women in developing countries to achieve higher incomes and improved food security.
  • IFAD is managed by the two main governing bodies i.e. the Governing Council and the Executive Board. The Governing Council is the highest decision-making body of IFAD.

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