Commitment to Action

FARMS: Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Gap

Commitment by

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

In 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) committed to establish the Facility for Refugees, Migrants, Forced Displacement, and Rural Stability (FARMS) to raise $100 million in new funds for agricultural development targeted towards rural communities, refugees, and displaced individuals. FARMS will support agriculture-related training, financial access and adaptation technologies to increase the self-reliance of refugees and strengthen the resilience of host communities. The commitment will focus on countries with large proportions of refugee and displaced communities and the initial focus will include Jordan, Iraq, and Sudan, with planned expansion to the broader Middle East and North Africa region. In the long term, FARMS will support projects that focus on restoring agricultural productivity in origin areas from where refugees have fled so that people who have left are motivated to return to their native countries, and those who remain have a chance to rebuild their lives.

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Commitment

FARMS: Bridging the Humanitarian-Development Gap

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$100,000,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

Djibouti, EGYPT, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, MOROCCO, SOMALIA, SUDAN, TUNISIA, YEMEN

Commitment by

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Sudan Secretariat General Of The Council Of Ministers, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan, Jordan River Foundation, Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation