Objective and Outputs

What is the vision for rural areas in the Asia and Pacific Region in the year 2030 and how can IFAD support its Member States to make this vision a reality? This will be the leading question for the conversations during the workshop.

IFAD itself is committed to the post-2015 development agenda, in particular the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. In its nearly forty years of operations, IFAD has developed a depth of knowledge and expertise for supporting smallholders and other rural enterpreneurs with the investment resources and know-hows that they need to transform their livelihoods. This makes the institution a valuable partner for governments and other stakeholders in their efforts to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and eliminate rural poverty

The world is changing fast. This has impacts for the context in which IFAD operates. In order to effectively respond to dynamic changes, IFAD will need to further develop its business model, including differentiated approaches for engagement in middle-income, developing and fragile country contexts, new partnerships and an increase in efficiency and effectiveness of operations.


During the event, participants will discuss a large range of themes related to the transformation of rural Asia and the Pacific, including:

  • Policies to create enabling environments for rural women and men and to strengthen the transformation of rural areas into dynamic growth centres;
  • Pathways to rural transformation, including inclusive value chain development, community-driven development and information technology as a development solution.
  • Effective partnership models from South-South and triangular cooperation to public-private-producer partnerships;
  • Scaling up results to increase the impact of investments in agriculture and rural development; and
  • New business models for IFAD, including differentiated approaches for countries in fragile situations, low- and middle-income countries.

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