IFAD team begins trip to rural Bangladesh
A delegation of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) yesterday began a five-day working trip to Bangladesh with planned visits to IFAD-funded projects designed to improve living standard of rural poor of the country.
The delegation includes 11 members of IFAD’s Executive Board who represent the government of Angola, Brazil, China, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Switzerland and the United States, said a press release here yesterday.
It will visit three IFAD-supported projects in the country and meet community members and local development practitioners to review the impact of the projects on people’s living conditions and livelihoods and discuss the challenges that they are facing.
IFAD’s work in Bangladesh has contributed to gender equality and women’s social and economic empowerment by facilitating women’s access to microfinance, training and income-generating activities.