International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a global specialist financial organization within the UN dedicated to funding projects that tackle poverty and food security problems around the world. Through strategic partnerships, the organization seeks to reduce poverty and increase food security through funding and investment in agriculture and rural development. Its partners include Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member states; civil society organizations; UN agencies; bilateral and multilateral development agencies; international agricultural research centers; NGOs and foundations; policy research institutes and universities; regional organizations; and the private sector. IFAD also seeks to mitigate the effects of climate change on agricultural societies and promote sustainable farming systems.