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The impact of what happens in a small African village can now be felt around the world, IFAD President tells meeting of Pope's encyclical on the environment
Rome, 26 November 2015 – As Pope Francis began his first trip to Africa this week, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze calls for unity, resilience and dignity “in the face of those who wish to divide us” at an event today hosted by the Holy See on the Pope’s encyclical.
"Sviluppo agricolo e lotta alla fame. L´appello dell'Enciclica Laudato si' di Papa Francesco"
Il 26 novembre 2015 si svolgerà nella sede dell'Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum e dell'Università Europea di Roma il convegno internazionale "Sviluppo agricolo e lotta alla fame. L´appello dell'Enciclica Laudato si' di Papa Francesco". L'incontro è promosso dalla Missione permanente della Santa Sede presso FAO, IFAD e PAM insieme all'Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum e all'Università Europea di Roma e con la collaborazione della Cattedra UNESCO di Bioetica e Diritti Umani.
Government of The Gambia and United Nations agency IFAD to review findings of evaluation of their country programme
Rome, 20 November 2015 – On 3 December 2015, the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN agency specializing in rural development, will present the conclusions and recommendations of an independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme in The Gambia.
IFAD President commits support to Kenya's efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty by building smallholder farmers' resilience to climate change
Rome, 17 November 2015 – A week before world leaders gather to hammer out an international climate agreement, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, visits Kenya 18 – 21 November to meet with government officials and discuss the importance of investing in climate change resilience to achieve zero hunger and poverty targets in the country by 2030.
East and West Africa
Senior Management Spokespeople
Asia and the Pacific
Latin America and the Caribbean
Resources for mediaIFAD meetings and events
- Statement by IFAD President at
"Finance for Food: Investing in agriculture for a sustainable future"
- Statement by IFAD President
on the occasion of the World Food Day
- Statement by IFAD President at the International Day of Family Remittances
- Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum - Food Security Panel
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