Project profile — Eleventh Replenishment of the International Fund for Agricultural Development 2019-2021


IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development (41108)
2018-08-21 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• North and Central America, regional (15.00%)
• South America, regional (10.00%)
• South and Central Asia, regional (8.00%)
• Far East Asia, regional (17.00%)


• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (20.00%)
Agricultural development (31120) (30.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (25.00%)
Agricultural education/training (31181) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to the eleventh replenishment of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). IFAD uses these funds and other donor funding to achieve its mandate. IFAD’s mandate is to enable poor rural people to achieve food security and access safe, sufficient and nutritious food, and overcome poverty. They aim to provide special attention to women, youth and Indigenous peoples as key beneficiaries and full partners. IFAD provides grants and low-interest loans to developing countries to support programmes and projects that promote agricultural growth and inclusive rural transformation. Activities financed through the fund focus on helping poor rural people improve their production and productivity and build their capacity. It also includes connecting them to markets and services so they can grow more, earn more and become more resilient. Funds under the eleventh replenishment support increasing income, food security and nutrition, and resilience of poor rural women and men in the poorest countries. This is realized by mainstreaming key themes such as gender, climate, nutrition and youth. IFAD also uses programming approaches that address the root causes of gender inequality and advance women’s empowerment.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased resilience of poor rural women and men; (2) improved market access for smallholder farmers; and (3) improved production of poor rural women and men.

Results achieved 

Results achieved by International Fund for Agricultural Development during the Eleventh Replenishment period as of August 2022 include: (1) provided 38 million people with greater resilience; (2) improved market access to 64 million people; and (3) improved production for 62 million people.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $25,000,000
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Encashment basis
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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