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Yearbook of the United Nations 1987

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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.

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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) completed its tenth year of operations in 1987, during which it continued its efforts to improve the nutritional and living standards of the rural poor in low-income, food-deficit countries through agricultural and rural development projects aimed at providing smallholder farmers, the landless, poor rural women, artisanal fishermen, nomadic herdsmen and agro-pastoralists with the necessary production means and institutional support. Particular attention was given to restoring agricultural development capacity to sub-Saharan countries. The Fund endeavoured to simplify project design, seeking the active participation of beneficiaries in the projects it supported from the design stage onwards. IFAD continued to co-operate with non-governmental organizations in all its participatory and institution-building efforts. In its operations IFAD pooled resources from developing and developed countries and promoted the transfer of successful experiences and technologies among developing countries.

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