IFAD in the news
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more