The Farmers’ Forum is a bottom-up dialogue on rural development and poverty reduction between farmers’ organizations, IFAD and governments. The Forum guides IFAD operations and identifies opportunities for partnerships.
Established in 2005, global meetings are held every four years, with regional meetings organized in between which inform the global meeting. The first cycle of regional meetings took place between 2017 and 2019 in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America, while the second cycle took place between September 2022 and February 2023 and included the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia region.
The 2024 global meeting brings together more than 80 farmers’ leaders from around the world, representing millions of smallholders and rural producers who work with IFAD and partner institutions. The meeting will take stock of progress, strengths and areas to improve, as well as how to strengthen co-ownership and participation.