Representatives of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) visited on Thursday (17) the headquarters of the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), in Fortaleza. The team – formed by the Regional Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Division, Rossana Polastri, the Country Director
for Brazil, Claus Reiner and the Country Programme Officer for Brazil Hardi Vieira – was welcomed by IBRAF President Prof. João Bosco Monte.
During the courtesy visit, ongoing projects and future projects from both institutions were presented. The intention of the meeting is to initiate a dialogue to carry out joint projects, synchronizing the common agendas of organizations. A new meeting has already been scheduled soon.
IFAD already supports some IBRAF initiatives, such as the Brazil Africa Forum and YTTP, a program that trains young Africans in Brazil. The organization will attend the Brazil Africa 2019 Forum, where it will organize a thematic session called “THE POWER OF SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION IN IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY”
The Brazil Africa 2019 Forum will be held on November 12 and 13 in São Paulo. More information on the website: https://forumbrazilafrica.com/
+ Since 1978 in Brazil, IFAD has provided more than $ 18 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have benefited some 462 million people. IFAD-funded operations in Brazil currently include six projects that benefit more than 250,000 households and constitute an investment of over US $ 460 million with six projects underway and two new projects in the design phase.