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Remittances

In Focus

The Road to Addis: How working migrants and their families can shape development at home

Financing the ambitious post-2015 development agenda is a challenge that will require innovative approaches that go beyond traditional sources of development funding. The Road to Addis web series will explore some of the options as we prepare for The Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

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Cuba

Feature Story

IFAD's Annual Report 2014: A milestone year

IFAD's Annual Report has been published today. It gives an overview of our operational, administrative and financial activities during 2014. And it tells the stories of some of the rural women and men we've been working with.

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International Day of Family Remittances

New report

Remittances from Europe top $109 billion, providing lifeline to millions worldwide

IFAD's just released report, "Sending Money Home: European flows and markets", provides new and comprehensive information on the financial flows sent from 50 million migrant workers in Europe to their families back home.

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International Day of Family Remittances

In focus

First International Day of Family Remittances

16 June is the first International Day of Family Remittances, which recognizes the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to their families back home.

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Cuba

Feature Story

Cuba: fulfilling agricultural potential through cooperatives

IFAD recently resumed operations in the Republic of Cuba after over 20 years. During the official visit to the country in May, IFAD's President learned first-hand of participants' hopes for the new project.

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expo

EXPO MILANO 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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AG TALKS

The future belongs to organised farmers

Beatrice Makwenda, from National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi shares how organised smallholders can be a formidable force for collective action, leveraging lucrative markets and strong consumer loyalty.

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apr spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight on climate and environment: Asia and the Pacific region

The Spotlight on Climate and Environment page outlines how IFAD is helping smallholder farmers adapt to climate change. This quarter we look at IFAD projects and programmes in the Asia and Pacific Region.

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New

Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD President at the International Day of Family Remittances Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum - Food Security Panel Statement by IFAD President at the Ministerial Meeting of African LDCs "Structural Transformation, Graduation and the Post-2015 Development Agenda" Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum - Food Security Panel

Press releases

IFAD reaffirms its commitment to promote pro-family-farming policies in Latin America IFAD awards excellence in remittances for social and economic development IFAD financing to boost wool and mohair production and increase smallholder farmers' incomes in the Kingdom of Lesotho International Day of Family Remittances to be observed for the first time

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Events

30 June

Executive Board Informal Seminars                              

2 July

Audit Committee – 136th meeting                              

8 July

Food and farming under climate change: Moving towards a global agreement

9 July

Convenors and Friends – 3rd meeting                              

13-16 July

Financing for Development                                        

16 July

Working Group on the Performance-based Allocation System                              
Blog

Recent Video

In 2014, migrant workers living in Europe sent home US$109.4 billion in remittances, providing a lifeline to more than 150 million people around the world, according to the report "Sending Money Home: European flows and markets" released by IFAD.