President Andrzej Duda has signed a law that will allow Poland to join the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which was established in 1976 in Rome. The IFAD is an organization belonging to the UN system. It is the only one of the 15 such organizations that don't yet have Poland as one of its members.
The main goal of the IFAD is to raise funds and make them available on preferential terms for the needs of agricultural development in countries with a low development level. According to the president’s office, becoming a member of the Fund will enable Poland to increase its involvement in international cooperation in the field of agriculture and the promotion of Polish agricultural products.