IFAD Funds Project to Improve Natural Resource Management and Adaptation to Climate Change in Yemen
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has agreed to fund a US$ 42.2 million project in Yemen to help reduce rural poverty by reversing the accelerating trend of natural resource degradation in five of the country's poorest areas.
The Rainfed Agriculture and Livestock Project will be financed partly by a low-interest IFAD loan of US$ 16.6 million.
Abdalla Rahman, IFAD's Country Programme Manager for Yemen, said “activities under the project's farmer-based seed management system will involve farmers in the selection of drought-resistant local seed varieties and produce these varieties for commercial use by other farmers. The project's programme of terrace rehabilitation and water harvesting will improve the ability of farmers to cope with climate change.”