Last update: Nov 22, 2021 Last update: 22 Nov, 2021


Office: Italy
Address: Via Paolo di Dono, 44 00142 Roma
Contact person: Gilbert F. Houngbo, President
Phone: +39-0654591
Awards in: Africa Africa
Sectors: Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Poverty ... See more Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Poverty Reduction, Rural Development
Nr. of employees: 51-200
Types: Multilateral Multilateral
Status: Active


The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial organization and a United Nations agency that aims to alleviate poverty and hunger in the rural regions of developing nations. Established in Rome, IFAD is the only international development agency specifically devoted to rural economies and food security and is involved in over 200 programs in almost 100 countries.

Other offices are located in countries such as Ecuador, Turkey, Moldova, Sudan, Mauritius, Burundi, Dem. Rep. Congo, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Colombia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Mali, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Yemen, Madagascar, USA, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. IFAD supports and funds projects that strengthen land and water management, expand rural infrastructure, train and educate farmers in more efficient technologies, boost climate change resilience and improve market access. Its approach is that Investing in rural people is a long-term solution to many of today's challenges since hunger, poverty, youth unemployment and forced migration are all deeply rooted in rural regions and these may all be dramatically alleviated by investing in small-scale agriculture and inclusive rural development.

IFAD’s actions and projects are involved in agriculture, civil engineering, poverty reduction and rural development sectors because rural development is critical for eradicating hunger and poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Country eligibility

Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda
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Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Commonwealth of, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Gabon, Galapagos, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, UAE, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Circumstantial eligible countries

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Tender Management Modes

Financing agencies
GovernmentGCFFAOWFPOther agencies36.5%17.3%21.2%23.1%
Other agencies1
Direct vs. Indirect Management
Contracting Authorities759
Top Implementing Agencies
Ministry ofAgriculture andFood Security (…United NationsDevelopmentProgramme (El…CEFA - EuropeanCommittee forTraining and Ag…AgriculturalProjectsImplementation…Other agencies7%9.3%77.7%
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (Lesotho)268
United Nations Development Programme (El Salvador)32
CEFA - European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Kenya)24
Agricultural Projects Implementation Unit (Kyrgyzstan)20
Other agencies1
WBJICSUNDPGovernmentOther agencies44.7%8.6%8.7%37.9%
Other agencies1

Grant Management Modes

Financing agencies
Direct vs. Indirect Management
Contracting Authorities6
Top Implementing Agencies
Georgian FarmersAssociation - GFAAgriculturalProjectsImplementationUnit (Kyrgyzstan)InternationalFund forAgricultural Dev…InternationalFund ForAgricultural Dev…Other agencies33.3%16.7%16.7%16.7%16.7%
Georgian Farmers Association - GFA2
Agricultural Projects Implementation Unit (Kyrgyzstan)1
International Fund for Agricultural Development (Senegal)1
International Fund For Agricultural Development (Rwanda)1
Other agencies1
ECUNICEFUNOPSWBOther agencies10%10%10%10%60%
Other agencies1
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (Lesotho)
United Nations Development Programme (El Salvador)
CEFA - European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Kenya)
Agricultural Projects Implementation Unit (Kyrgyzstan)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (Senegal)
International Fund For Agricultural Development (Rwanda)