WORLD WATER DAY 2015
World Water Day 2015 marks the conclusion of an international decade for action on access to water, which supports sustainable development in agriculture, industry and beyond. IFAD is part of that global effort.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
As the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women approaches, lFAD and its partners highlight the role of rural women in sustainably feeding the developing world.
IFAD's online video series presents new thinking on small-scale farming. The latest talk (in French) features Ndongo Samba Sylla, a Senegalese development economist and author of "The Fairtrade Scandal".
The Executive Director of Oxfam International delivered the inaugural IFAD Lecture at the 38th session of the Governing Council, IFAD's annual meeting of Member States.
SECOND GLOBAL MEETING
Two-day gathering in Rome urged action on preserving indigenous peoples' food systems – and ensuring their rights – to sustainably achieve food security and transform rural communities.
The Ebola crisis has caused tremendous damage to rural people in Sierra Leone, but experience from IFAD-supported projects still holds out hope for hard-hit communities.
This area is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Desertification has become more widespread and rainfall variability is projected to become more severe within this century.Read more