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IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development

Lesotho is also member of IFAD.  The membership of IFAD is open to any State that is a member of the United Nations, any of its specialised agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Fund’s Member States are classified according to Lists and Sub-lists. 

ifad logoList A – which comprises of Primarily Contributing Developed Countries;  List B – comprising of Primarily Contributing Developing Countries and List C – which is potential recipient Countries List, is further divided into Sub-list C1 for Countries in Africa and Sub-list C2 for Countries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, and Sub-list C3 for Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.  List System within IFAD – Lesotho falls in List C, Sub-list C1.

I principali obiettivi del dell'IFAD nel nostro paese sono per migliorare la sicurezza alimentare e la nutrizione della famiglia. Dal 1980, l'IFAD ha sostenuto lo sviluppo agricolo, investendo in otto programmi e progetti per ridurre la povertà nelle zone rurali del Paese. L'Ambasciata del Lesotho Roma è la relazione esistente tra Lesotho ministeri competenti e IFAD, nel corso Agricoltura sostenibile e il programma di gestione delle risorse naturali, che fornisce il supporto per i piccoli agricoltori in modo da poter aumentare la produzione agricola e la produttività in modo sostenibile ad esempio I recenti programmi IFAD finanziato in Lesotho sono:

  • The Rural Financial Intermediation Programme which aims at enabling poor rural people to access financial services that respond to their needs
  • The ongoing Smallholder Agriculture Development Project and 
  • The Wool and Mohair Promotion Project.

IFAD Operations in Lesotho focuses on the following main dimensions:

  1. Diversification and intensification of agriculture
  2. Rehabilitation and reclamation of degraded lands.
  3. Developing rural financial services to support improved agricultural productivity and creation of income-generating activities.

Link to website

www.ifad.org

 

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