International Fund for Agricultural Development

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a special UN agency, established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.  IFAD’s mission is to eradicate rural poverty in developing countries.  It works with poor rural people, governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and other partners.  IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing poor rural peoples' access to financial services, markets, technology, land, and other natural resources.  In addition to its funding activities, IFAD also maintains a digital library of documents about IFAD and has made a series of videos about activities it has funded.  These videos, such as “the business of food” feature the rural communities with which IFAD works.  The IFAD YouTube site also collects videos from other organizations.  Some of them might be useful as adjuncts to e-learning teaching modules.



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Africa Wide