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Smallholder farmers adapt - IFAD

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PROJECT PRESENTATION

IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) is the largest multi-donor global fund specifically dedicated to smallholder farmers’ adaptation. It channels climate financing and expertise to rural populations with little access to that type of support and leverages IFAD’s uniqueness of working in the most fragile and remote areas. ASAP business model is based on blending, adding to IFAD loans a grant facility aiming at mainstreaming climate change. ASAP fosters three principles: anticipating climate change through climate risk assessments, promoting innovation, and scaling-up activities to contribute to national climate change policies but also food security and resilience. ASAP has allocated 100% of its US$ 300 million funds. It has supported five million smallholder farmers in 42 countries. A new phase to scale-up ASAP and farmers’ climate resilience is in preparation.

PRESENTATION OF THE ORGANIZATION

IFAD is the only specialized global development organization exclusively dedicated to transforming agriculture, rural economies and food systems to make them more inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable. An international financial institution and a United Nations agency, IFAD invests in rural people to reduce poverty, improve food security and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, IFAD has provided US$22.4 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects and reached 512 million people.

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