Yearbook of the United Nations 1985

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The principal reference work of the United Nations providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization’s work along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations’ family.



International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) completed its eighth year of operations in 1985, during which it continued to provide concessional assistance for financing agricultural projects in developing countries. The Fund aimed at increasing food production, reducing malnutrition and alleviating rural poverty. It concentrated on low-income, fooddeficit countries, which received most of IFAD’S lending, and on the poorest farmers, aiming at providing them with the necessary production means and institutional support. Particular emphasis was given to: simplifying project design; restoring agricultural capacity to sub-Saharan countries; and ways of-reducing the costs of technical assistance, project administration and recurrent expenditures. IFAD also gave special attention to the issues of women in development, co-operation with non-governmental organizations and the environment.


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