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UN agency to invest in climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in Nepal
Rome, 26 February 2015  - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Nepal are financing a US$37.7 million project to help 100,000 rural households and communities in up to six districts in the hilly and remote areas of the mid-western region better contend with climate change risks.


Support for small-scale farmers settling on reclaimed land in Egypt aids agricultural productivity and incomes
Rome, 20 February 2015 – A new US$86.8 million project in Egypt will help small-scale farming families who have settled on reclaimed land increase their incomes by strengthening their farmer organizations and building their capacity to connect to local and international markets.

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IFAD and the Republic of Indonesia sign historic host country agreement today
Rome, 17 February 2015 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a host country agreement today with the Republic of Indonesia, to build on 35 years of mutual support and investment in rural areas. Since 1980, nearly 2.2 million poor, remote and disadvantaged rural households have benefitted from IFAD’s partnership with Indonesia.


IFAD supports climate-smart technologies in Georgia for food security
Rome, 17 February 2015 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today a new nationwide project worth more than US$30 million to help small-scale farmers in Georgia raise their incomes and increase their climate resilience.  


Le Tchad reçoit du FIDA un don pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et améliorer la résilience des systèmes agricoles au changement climatique
Rome, le 17 février 2015 – Le Gouvernement de la République du Tchad et le Fonds international de développement agricole des Nations Unies (FIDA)  ont signé ce jour un accord de financement  du  Projet d’amélioration de la résilience des systèmes agricoles au Tchad (PARSAT).


'Make rural transformation a reality,' IFAD President tells Member States at annual meeting
Rome, 17 February , 2015 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ended its 38th Governing Council meeting today by renewing its commitment to tackle persistent poverty and continued food insecurity by transforming rural areas in developing countries through better quality investments, ensuring greater equality and inclusive growth that delivers economic benefits for women, youth and other marginalized people.

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