|Title:||India - President's visit to India - Dec 2017|
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), visited India 05 - 08 December 2017 to meet with key government partners. The trip presente an
opportunity to expand upon the focus and partnership between India and IFAD to boost smallholder farmer incomes and alleviate rural poverty in the country.
While in India, Houngbo met with Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, to discuss India and IFAD’s common goals.
Also taking place during the visit were meetings with Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, and Shobhana Pattanayak, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
He also met with the project directors from the nine IFAD-funded projects ongoing in India. These projects are focused on increasing farmer incomes, facilitating their access to markets
and financial services, as well as supporting agricultural development that that improves household nutrition, is sustainable and adaptable to a changing climate.
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|Categories:||IFAD President field visits|