by Alliya Dulaney
The International Fund for Agricultural Development‘s (IFAD) mission is to provide low-interest loans and grants to developing countries. In doing so, it aims to improve the lives of those affected by food insecurity and various other agricultural livelihoods. IFAD established a plan in transforming rural communities known as Agenda 2030 to the UN in 2015. Agenda 2030, as stated on IFAD’s website is a global commitment to “leave no one behind.” The agenda includes 17 goals and 169 targets, ways to implement the IFAD vision. IFAD has 177 Member States who govern through the Governing Council and the Executive Board. IFAD’s headquarters are in Rome, Italy, along with the FAO.