Grant Results Sheet: CABFIN - Enhancing the CABFIN partnership’s delivery of policy guidance, capacity development and global learning to foster financial innovations and inclusive investments for agricultural and rural development

December 2017
The overall goal of the grant funding was to strengthen the capacity of development practitioners in developing countries to identify, design and
implement more effective interventions aimed at increasing access to rural and agricultural finance.
LANGUAGES: English

Grant Results Sheet: ICIPE - Scaling up biological control of the diamondback moth on crucifers in East Africa to other African regions

December 2017
The goal of the project was to increase the income of rural smallholder vegetable producers through the improved safety and quality of vegetables in the supply chain for domestic markets.
LANGUAGES: English

Investir dans les populations rurales au Sénégal

November 2017

Le Sénégal aspire à devenir un pays émergent d’ici 2035. La croissance s’est cependant infléchie depuis 2006 et le niveau de vie des Sénégalais demeure bas.

LANGUAGES: French

United Kingdom and IFAD

October 2017
The United Kingdom and IFAD are working closely together to meet Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2: ending poverty and hunger by 2030. They have made a special commitment to boost inclusive and sustainable economic paths and create jobs in the poorest rural areas of the world, especially in Africa, where 10 to 12 million young people enter the labour market every year.
LANGUAGES: English

Remittances and microfinance networks

October 2017
Of the US$450 billion that migrant workers send home to developing countries every year, between 30 and 40 per cent goes to rural areas. At the starting point of the migration chain, people leave rural areas to seek opportunities elsewhere due to a lack of opportunities closer to home. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are uniquely capable of serving the needs of remittance recipients, while reinvesting surplus funds to improve opportunities for the local community.

Germany and IFAD

October 2017

Germany and IFAD share a strong commitment to ending poverty and hunger. Germany’s special initiative One World – No Hunger and IFAD’s mandate are strongly aligned. Both place smallholder farmers and rural people at the heart of their work and both recognize that the future is in rural areas, where 80 per cent of the world’s poorest people live.

Germany is a founding member of IFAD and one of its top donors. Through financial contributions, involvement in IFAD’s governance and the engagement of German development institutions, Germany helps drive innovation within the Fund. Since IFAD’s inception, Germany has provided US$554.8 million to the Fund’s resources, US$15.7 million in supplementary funds and over US$66.7 million towards cofinancing of IFAD’s investment portfolio.  

LANGUAGES: English

Grant Results Sheet ILRI - Enhancing dairy- based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches

October 2017

The MilkIT research for development project set out to improve dairy-centred livelihoods in India and Tanzania through intensification of smallholder
production focused on enhancement of feeds and feeding using innovation platforms and value chain approaches.

The project worked in the state of Uttarakhand in India and in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania. In both countries dairy has considerable potential to improve the livelihoods and nutrition of poor farming families but this potential has been underexploited. MilkIT focused on improving milk productivity through multistakeholder engagement to increase milk marketing and dairy cow feeding.

LANGUAGES: English

Investing in rural people in the Dominican Republic

October 2017
Over the past 25 years, the Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recent growth has been driven by construction, manufacturing and tourism.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

Investing in rural people in Brazil

October 2017
Brazil is a major agricultural and industrial power, has the strongest economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is the seventh-largest economy in the world. It is the fourth-largest agricultural producing country, the main producer of coffee, sugarcane and citrus, and the second largest soybean, beef and poultry producer.
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese

Investing in rural people in Mexico

October 2017
Mexico is the second-largest economy in Latin America. Despite being a large, upper-middle-income country, Mexico continues to have high rural poverty levels and wide social and economic disparities. While only about 21 per cent of the population lives in rural areas, they represent roughly two thirds of the extremely poor.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

Kuwait and IFAD

September 2017

Kuwait played a major role in the establishment of IFAD in 1977 and has been a key supporter of the Fund for the past 40 years. Arab Gulf countries financed about 20 per cent of IFAD’s initial funding and its First and Second Replenishments and, as a result, Arab Gulf countries have a strong voice in IFAD’s governance. The Fund’s first three presidents were Arab nationals.

Kuwait’s support to IFAD is critical to combat poverty and strengthen development in developing countries. While Gulf countries do not borrow, they have an interest in agricultural development around the Arab world and many of their financial institutions, such as the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, partner with IFAD as cofinanciers. IFAD serves as an instrument enabling Kuwait and other Gulf countries to channel resources to developing countries’ agriculture and as a global forum on agriculture and food security in which Gulf countries play a key role. Kuwait’s contribution to IFAD replenishments has often represented 1 per cent of IFAD’s replenishment targets.

LANGUAGES: Arabic, English

The United Arab Emirates and IFAD

September 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a founding member of IFAD and has been a key supporter of the Fund for the past 40 years. Arab Gulf countries financed about 20 per cent of IFAD’s initial funding and its First and Second Replenishments and, as a result, have a strong voice in IFAD’s governance. The Fund’s first three presidents were Arab nationals.

The UAE’s support to IFAD is critical to combat poverty and strengthen development in developing countries. While Gulf countries do not borrow, they have an interest in agricultural development in the Arab world and many of their financial institutions partner with IFAD as cofinanciers. IFAD serves as an instrument enabling the UAE to channel resources to developing countries’ agriculture, and as a global forum on agriculture and food security in which Gulf countries play a key role.

LANGUAGES: Arabic, English

Qatar and IFAD

September 2017

Qatar is one of the founding members of IFAD. Arab Gulf countries financed about 20 per cent of IFAD’s initial funding and its First and Second Replenishments and, as a result, have a strong voice in IFAD’s governance. The Fund’s first three presidents were Arab nationals. Qatar’s support to IFAD is critical to combat poverty and strengthen development in developing countries. 

While Gulf countries do not borrow, they have an interest in agricultural development in the Arab world and many of their financial institutions partner with IFAD as cofinanciers. IFAD serves as an instrument enabling Qatar to channel resources to developing countries’ agriculture, and as a global forum on agriculture and food security in which Gulf countries play a key role.
 

LANGUAGES: Arabic, English

Saudi Arabia and IFAD

September 2017

Saudi Arabia played a major role in the establishment of IFAD in 1977 and has been a key supporter of the Fund for the past 40 years. Arab Gulf countries financed about 20 per cent of IFAD’s initial funding and its First and Second Replenishments and, as a result, have a strong voice in IFAD’s governance. The Fund’s first three presidents were Arab nationals.

Saudi Arabia’s support to IFAD is critical to combat poverty and strengthen development in developing countries. While Gulf countries do not borrow, they have an interest in agricultural development in the Arab world and many of their financial institutions partner with IFAD as cofinanciers. IFAD serves as an instrument enabling Saudi Arabia to channel resources to developing countries’ agriculture, and as a global forum on agriculture and food security in which Gulf countries play a key role.

LANGUAGES: Arabic, English

The United States and IFAD

September 2017

Sharing a vision of how to achieve a world without hunger and poverty, the United States and IFAD have been working together for nearly 40 years. Consistent with its longstanding leadership role, the United States holds the largest voting share among IFAD Member States, with 7 per cent. Its US$90 million pledge to the Tenth Replenishment of IFAD’s resources (2016-2018) represents 8.7 per cent of the total. The United States has been instrumental in promoting institutional reform within IFAD, leading to more effective and efficient programmes and enhanced results while reducing costs and maintaining quality.

The United States’ recent global hunger and food security initiatives and the approach embodied in the Global Food Security Act of 2016, closely mirror the Fund’s mandate and strategic priorities. Both the United States and IFAD position the world’s smallholder farmers at the centre, recognizing that with the right investments, policies and programmes, smallholders have enormous potential to contribute to greater global food security and to reduce poverty. Both also see equal opportunities for rural women and girls as key to success, together with the need to protect natural resources and ensure environmental sustainability.

LANGUAGES: English