Investing in Sustainable Food Systems to End Hunger by 2030

  • 21st February 2020
  • by secretary

11 and 12 February 2020. The IFAD forty-third session, focused on the overarching theme – Investing in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030. The theme highlighted how IFAD’s role and experience in supporting sustainable, inclusive, nutritious and efficient food systems uniquely place it in a position to contribute to SDG2.

IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo called on Member States to contribute to the Fund’s 12th replenishment. IFAD aims to double its impact on the lives of the world’s most marginalized people by 2030, with a proposed USD 30 billion programme of work over the next 10 years.

The IFAD Council also approved the election of Indonesia as Chair of Governing Council for the 2020-2022 biennium. [FAO Press Release] [UNOSSC Press Release]

Investing in Sustainable Food Systems to End Hunger by 2030: A conversation with IFAD’s Governors

Synthesis of deliberations of the Farmers’ Forum


IFAD’s Case for Investment: Investing in rural prosperity, food and resilience to reduce poverty and hunger in a changing climate 

12 February 2020 – Against the backdrop of escalating global instability, government and development leaders made an urgent call for greater investment in rural development to address hunger and poverty caused by conflict and climate change.

“We all agree on the severity of the situation and that there is no time to lose. We need to scale up our actions and leverage our resources in order to eliminate poverty and hunger,” said Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), at the final day of the Fund’s 43rd Governing Council meeting.

Rural people urgently need support and investment to achieve sustainable food security, mitigate the danger of climate change and build stable and prosperous communities. This short animation outlines why increased investment through IFAD’s Twelfth Replenishment is crucial to reaching SDG 1 and 2.