Investing in rural people

International Day of Biological Diversity

International Day of Biological Diversity

The role of biological diversity in sustainable development

The theme for this year's International Day of Biological Diversity highlights the important contribution biodiversity makes to sustainable development and particularly to smallholder farmer food production systems in rural areas in developing countries.

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A family that works together can overcome poverty

IFAD is hosting a special event on International Day of Families, highlighting the benefits of using its innovative technique known as Household Methodologies (HHMs) that addresses gender inequalities and underlying causes of low productivity.

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GC 2015


Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the planet, energy for life

The universal exposition running in Milan from May through October fosters a dialogue about global challenges involving nutrition and natural resources that are key for IFAD and its UN partners.

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The scope on fertilizer subsides

IFAD's online video series presents new thinking on small-scale farming. The latest talk features Nicole Mason, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University discussing fertilizer subsidies in Africa.

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The Arabspatial knowledge platform emerged as part of the IFAD-IFPRI partnership to promote open-access data and M&E tools for the Arab World


The power of knowledge

Arab Spatial, an interactive atlas, provides access to information that could help to reduce conflict and increase food security in the Middle East and North Africa.

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recipes for change


A taste of Senegal

IFAD's Recipes for Change campaign highlights traditional food culture and the threat that climate change poses to key ingredients – such as the onions used to make Poulet Yassa in Senegal.

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Spotlight on climate and environment: East and Southern Africa

Rural farmers across East and Southern Africa are very susceptible to climate change and its impacts. IFAD is using climate finance, through its Adaptation to Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), to promote agricultural techniques and technologies that help protect these small farmers.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Opening of the 2015 Global Land Forum Opening remarks by IFAD President at the Introduction to emerging trends in mobilising concessional resources for IFIs and the importance of exchange of expertise Statement by IFAD President at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) Statement by IFAD President at the International Women's Day 2015 Keynote address by IFAD President at the Gulf Forum to Enhance Food Security and Support Small and Medium Scale Farmers

Press releases

IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum highlights strong regional support Food and Nutrition Security Media Reporting Tour to Tajikistan Report Ghana receives IFAD financing to help smallholder farmers boost agricultural production and transformation IFAD leadership in Morocco to bolster poverty reduction efforts in marginal mountain areas Zambia and IFAD join forces to combat animal diseases and boost smallholder livestock sector IFAD reinforces partnership against poverty with new office in Morocco IFAD Vice-President to visit Senegal to meet with Ministers and development partners

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10-11 May

Emerging trends in mobilizing concessional resources for international financial institutions

16-19 June

Global forum on remittances                                

Recent Video

Many Senegalese rely on expensive, imported food. But a simple idea of eating what you grow has changed the lives of 250,000 people. It has not only significantly reduced the hungry season, but it has also provided jobs for thousands of people.