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    The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD) is a platform to share knowledge and good practices for the benefit of development programming and policy.

  • Knowledge Platform

    The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD) is a platform to share knowledge and good practices for the benefit of development programming and policy.

Annual Conference 2017: Agriculture in the Delivery of One Health

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Global Hunger Today – Challenges and Solutions

IFIAD’s member UCC will be hosting a Conference on Global Hunger Today – Challenges and Solutions, on May 10th and 11th  in connection with the National Famine Commemoration which this year takes place in UCC on 12th May.
The Conference will see the participation of Shenggen Fan (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture.
Click here for more details and the schedule
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Better engaging smallholders with the private sector: blended finance or blended development??

A lunchtime Seminar by Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre

The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD), was pleased to host a lunchtime Seminar by Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre, on the topic of “Better engaging smallholders with the private sector: blended finance or blended development?” on Friday 23rd March 2018. Read about the seminar.    

Sharing Knowledge

We will:

  • Identify knowledge gaps in research and agriculture for development
  • Identify and disseminate demand-driven guidance on good practice
  • Share and disseminate relevant findings from national and international sources
  • Organize conferences, workshops, symposia on selected thematic areas
  • Provide a learning platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners alike

Enhancing Research

We will:

  • Build a collaborative network of researchers interested in agricultural development in middle and low-income countries
  • Enable the development of research groups that address factors that impact on the positive delivery of results in agriculture development programmes
  • Commission research projects as appropriate
  • Link members to capacity building opportunities in different technical areas

Informing Policy

We will:

  • Develop contributions to policy and / or technical dialogues taking place at national and international level
  • Contribute to the evidence base on the best approaches to addressing agriculture-driven development
  • Participate in relevant policy / best practice debates at national and international level

Enabling Collaboration

We will:

  • Facilitate communication between members
  • Develop and maintain a database of network members expertise
  • Promote the Forum and its activities to agencies with an interest in agricultural development
  • Facilitate the formation of long-term links between policy and research institutions in middle and low-income countries
  • Engage with other networks and enter into collaborative arrangements as appropriate

Our vision is to transform the livelihoods of people living in poverty in the developing world through initiatives which support resilient, equitable and sustainable agriculture, and increase food and nutrition security.

Our vision is to transform the livelihoods of people living in poverty in the developing world through initiatives which support resilient, equitable and sustainable agriculture, and increase food and nutrition security.


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