Thursday, November 03, 2011
IFAD’s Strategic Framework Responds to Persistent Problems and Major Changes
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released its Strategic Framework for 2011-2015. One of the five strategic objectives of the Framework ia about improving resiliency for rural populations to environmental degradation and market transformation, with a focus on both climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Framework, a response to a global context characterized by persistent problems and major changes, including volatile food prices, growing commercial investment in agriculture and increases in agro-based biofuels. It highlights climate change as one of a number of new elements in the global environment that must be considered for rural poverty reduction. These efforts will be guided by IFAD's Climate Change Strategy.