Recipient & Donor

SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC)


SAC is the first Regional Centre established in 1988 by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) with a mandate to promote agricultural research and development as well as technology dissemination initiatives for sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation in the region. SAC has the responsibility to promote and support regional cooperation among SAARC member states in fostering sustainable and resilient agricultural adaptation in South Asia. It is governed and supported directly by the Member States under the umbrella of SAARC. SAC is the recipient and the secretariat of the C-SUCSeS project.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. IFPRI was established in 1975 to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting the food needs of the developing world, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and on the poorer groups in those countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development. IFPRI is the sub-recipient of the grants and is the key implementing agency of the C-SUCSeS project.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)


IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition, and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, IFAD have provided US$23.2 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached an estimated 518 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a United Nations specialized agency based in Rome – the United Nations food and agriculture hub and is the key donor of the C-SUCSeS project. Total Value of the IFAD grant for the project is US$1.5 million under the IFAD’s Strategic Priority ‘AR4D to sustainably increase production and productivity for food security, nutrition and income generation’. Through this budget, the project will prioritize Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

SAARC Development Fund (SDF)


SAARC Development Fund (SDF) was established in April 2010 as a regional financial institution for all SAARC projects and programs. SDF’s Mandate is to promote regional integration and economic cooperation. In the last eleven years, SDF has embarked on projects, forged new partnerships, and initiated numerous interventions to enable SDF to become a more robust umbrella-funding institution, amply capable of delivering the benefits of regional engagement to the millions in the region through project-based collaboration. SDF operates through the three financing windows: Social, Economic and Infrastructure. SDF has about 100 projects approved by the SDF Board under the three funding windows with a fund commitment/allocation of over US$ 165 million. SDF has an authorized capital of US$ 1.5 billion and a capital base of over US$ 560 million. The total value of the SDF budget for the C-SUCSeS project is US$0.75 million through its social window.


Management & Implementation


Programme Steering Committee

Programme Officials