What is IFIAD?


What is IFIAD?

The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD) is a voluntary, multi-disciplinary platform, bringing together actors from the agri-food sector to share knowledge and good practices for the benefit of agricultural development programming and policy in support of Ireland’s development objectives.

The underlying premise for establishing IFIAD was a recognised need for a more effective multi-disciplinary engagement in the area of agricultural development combined with an opportunity to better leverage Irish expertise in this area for the benefit of development programmes overseas. Capitalising on Ireland’s excellence in the agri-food sector, the Forum aims to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners with a view to strengthening the research-policy-practice interface and maximising the Irish contribution to agriculture-driven poverty reduction in developing countries.


Our Vision

Transformed livelihoods of people living in poverty in the developing world through initiatives which support resilient, equitable and sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security.

Our Mission

The Forum will work towards achieving its vision via developing partnerships of excellence through the generation, sharing and application of experience, knowledge and innovation in agriculture for development.


Structure of the Forum

The main bodies of the Forum are the:

  • General Membership
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Steering Committee
  • Secretariat
  • Task Groups
  • Sub-Committees
  • Student Groups

Interested in joining the IFIAD General Membership? Contact info@ifiad.ie for more details.


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