India Policy

Investing in rural people in India

IFAD has been working in India for more than 40 years. The current country strategic opportunities programme is fully aligned with the government’s policy framework.

During the period 2018-2024, IFAD will accompany government efforts to make smallholder farm systems remunerative, sustainable and resilient to climate change and price shocks.

IFAD supports the government in its work, often in the remotest areas, on behalf of the poorest farmers, especially women and youth, landless and tribal groups, and designated castes.

Projects have consistently tackled structural issues such as sociocultural exclusion, lack of access to land and natural resources, and the weak bargaining power of smallholder producers.