IFAD or International Fund for Agricultural Development, located in Rome, is a United Nations specialized agency and an International Finance Institution. It announced its 500 million dollars aid program for Asia-Pacific’s 10 million people to become resilient to the changing climatic conditions.
These vulnerable population including women and youth will be under ASAP’s (Adaptation for Smallholder Agricultural Program) watch. The region with maximum number of poor populations i.e., 560 million or about two-third (55% of worldwide poor), is abundant with local traditional knowledge including how to adapt and survive the extreme weather and climate crisis.
This pool of local knowledge along with tech advances, machinery, accessible products will be used to counter the climate crisis.