International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)


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. IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five per cent of the world’s poorest people – 1.4 billion women, children and men – live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods. IFAD’s mission is to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty.Working with poor rural people, governments, donors, non-governmental organizations and many 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.

How we are related with IFAD:

Consultations on FAO guideline on Small Scale Fisheries: COAST is going to organize Consultations on FAO guideline on Small Scale Fisheries in Bangladesh with the financial support of IFAD. COAST will organize five district level workshops (in Bhola, Cox’s Bazar, Sunamganj, Bogra and Khulna) and a national level seminar on this regard.

The main objective of this consultation is to collect recommendations from CSOs, fisher groups and stakeholders on small scale fisheries and to take forward these to the governments and to FAO

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