IFAD reiterates for support Pakistan in agriculture development, poverty alleviation

ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP):The International Funds for Agriculture Development (IFAD) on Thursday reiterated the resolve for continuing its financial and technical supports to Pakistan to promote climate smart agriculture in order to eradicate poverty and hunger from the rural areas of country.

The Associate Vice President IFAD Donal Brown along with Country Director Asia Pacific Region Nigel Brett called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan and discussed the areas of mutual cooperation.

Donal Brown apprised the minister that IFAD is a financial institution, specialized agency of UN for eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries, adding that it supported 27 programs and projects in Pakistan with total amount of $664.5 million which directly benefitted 2.8 million households.