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President Nwanze: Agriculture Needs a ‘New Revolution’

In a wide-ranging interview with the Inter Press Service (IPS), the President of IFAD says 'a new revolution' in agriculture and rural development will be needed to achieve the expected poverty and hunger eradication goals of the UN's post-2015 global development agenda.

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In focus

Targeting progress for rural people

Rome-based UN agencies propose post-2015 targets for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition at high-level dialogue, with Liberian President and Italian Vice-Minister on hand.

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2014 International Year of Family Farming: IFAD's commitment and call for action

The International Year of Family Farming recognizes the importance of family farming in reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving more sustainable approaches to agricultural and rural development.

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Feature story

Guinea pigs bring prosperity to poor women in China

Poor women in a remote region of China have built up their businesses and worked their way out of poverty thanks to an IFAD-supported project that has taught them how to raise guinea pigs. The meat from these fast-breeding animals is a delicacy in Chinese cities and the project participants have tapped into these markets.

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Focus on climate and environment: Asia and the Pacific

The portal that tracks environmental vulnerabilities and climate risks in the region with case studies from our project areas, infographics, photo gallery, videos and more.

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IFAD honoured with 2013 Momentum for Change award for climate finance for smallholder farmers

The International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD's) Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) has won a 2013 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities award. This award recognises IFAD’s innovative work in using climate finance to support climate change adaptation activities that deliver social and economic benefits to smallholder farmers.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the agriculture growth, jobs, food security and climate: Taking action in response to the IPCC report On the occasion of the meeting between United States President Barack Obama and Pope Francis on 27 March the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Kanayo F. Nwanze, reflects on the impact of inequality Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the closing the gender gap in agriculture: Equality for women is progress for all event

Press releases

IFAD to showcase best practices for effective development in middle-income countries Le FIDA et le Burkina Faso s’engagent à renforcer la résilience des ménages et favoriser l’intensification des activités agricoles US$34 million IFAD loan and grants to strengthen post-harvest interventions and resilience to climate change in Rwanda Liberian President visits IFAD to discuss expanding development of rural communities

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Did you ever think that the seaweed you eat could help people in the world's most remote places? This village in West Papua is more than 3000 kilometres from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. It's not only difficult to reach, but for decades it's been plagued by conflict. But growing seaweed is now putting this remote village on the map.