Agents of rural change The IFAD story

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Agents of rural change: The IFAD story

Some of today’s biggest challenges are not new – poverty, hunger and inequality, in particular. But in addition, major threats and trends continue to emerge. Climate change, mass migration and forced displacement are all huge constraints to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

In response to the fast-changing environment, IFAD is expanding its role and strengthening its capacity while remaining true to its mission and values. With poverty and hunger concentrated in rural areas, IFAD’s mandate of rural transformation is as crucial today as it was when we were founded 40 years ago.

This book outlines IFAD’s areas of key focus and ways of working, and maps out directions for the future.