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17-18 February 2016: International leaders gather in Rome for annual IFAD event
Rome - 4 February 2016 - During its two-day annual conference, the United Nations specialized agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will bring together international personalities, business leaders and heads of state to discuss investments in rural areas of developing countries as the cornerstone to achieving the Global Goals.

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UN agency to build climate resilience among pastoralists in Tajikistan
Rome, 3 February 2016 – The Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Livestock and Pasture Development Project II (LPDP), an initiative that aims to reduce the vulnerability of pastoral communities to climate change threats.

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Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs for young people
Rome, 1 February 2016 - The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening Development Support Project (PADMAR), an initiative that will create some 3,000 new jobs, particularly for young women and men, and improve food and nutrition security in 27 municipalities of seven departments in southern Benin (Atlantic, Couffo, Littoral, Mono, Ouémé, Plateau and Zou).

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Cameroon receives US$1 million grant from United Nations agency to promote aquaculture entrepreneurship
Rome, 29 January 2016 - The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Promotion Project (PPEA) that will help to establish over 300 small enterprises in the fish farming sector.

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