Agricultural and rural development for reducing poverty and hunger in Asia

In pursuit of inclusive and sustainable growth

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was established in 1975. IFPRI is one of 15 agricultural research centersthat receives its funding from governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations, most of which are members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.“A 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment” is an initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) todevelop a shared vision and a consensus for action on how to meetfuture world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting theenvironment. Through the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI is bringingtogether divergent schools of thought on these issues, generatingresearch, and identifying recommendations.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to improve the welfare of the people in the Asia and Pacific region, particularly the nearly 1.9billion who live on less than $2 a day. Despite many success stories,the region remains home to two thirds of the world’s poor. ADB is amultilateral development finance institution owned by 67 members, 48from the region and 19 from other parts of the globe. ADB’s vision isa region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve their quality of life.ADB’s main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees,grants, and technical assistance. ADB’s annual lending volume istypically about $6 billion, with technical assistance usually totalingabout $180 million a year.ADB’s headquarters is in Manila. It has 26 offices around theworld and more than 2,000 employees from over 50 countries.

Published date: 
2007
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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