WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE
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IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) created in 1977 to finance agricultural development projects, primarily for food production in developing countries. The creation of this international financial institution has its roots in the 1974 World Food Conference held in Rome, Italy. The conference was organized by the United Nations conference in response to the food crises of the early 1970s when global food shortages were causing widespread famine and malnutrition. One of the conclusions reached was that food insecurity and famine were not so many failures in food production but structural problems relating to poverty.
IFAD’s mission is to transform rural economies and food systems by making them more inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable.
To fulfil its mission, IFAD pursues three strategic objectives:
// increasing the productive capacity of poor rural people
// increasing their benefits from market participation
// strengthening the environmental sustainability and climate resilience of their economic activities.
IFAD also provides knowledge, infrastructure, institutional capacity and outreach to rural development practitioners. IFAD is headquartered in Rome, Italy, and is active in more than 80 developing countries.
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BUILDPROC procurement trainers work for the ITCILO (Organizational Development and Project Services Programme – ODPS) or have been selected by IFAD and the ITCILO. Trainers have been selected based on their experience and their ability to teach and transmit procurement knowledge to adult learners who are also active professionals in the sector. The best performing trainers are selected and at each cycle, they are also evaluated for improvement. The team of trainers is global and multilingual.