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IFIAD is a platform for Ireland’s agrifood and international agricultural development actors to collaborate and share knowledge in support of Ireland’s development objectives.


Our vision is transformed 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.


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


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