Who We Are

Who We Are

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.

Structure of the Forum

The Forum comprises:
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Steering Committee
  • Secretariat
  • Ad hoc technical thematic groups