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Niger receives IFAD financing to support family farmers in the regions of Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder
Rome, 28 July 2015 – Today the Republic of Niger and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Family Farming Development Programme (FFDP) in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions. The funding comprises a US$24.25 million loan, a $24.25 million grant and an additional $13 million grant from IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP).

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Helping farmers and buyers build mutually beneficial partnerships
28 July 2015, Rome - Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers in establishing sound contracts and conflict resolution procedures.

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Countries from the Arab States region, Europe and Central Asia discussed cooperation on agricultural development and food security
Izmir, Turkey, 24 July 2015 – Representatives of technical cooperation agencies, ministries of agriculture and centers of excellence from Algeria, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey and Uzbekistan agreed to a number of joint actions and initiatives for transfer of successful homegrown solutions in agricultural development for enhanced food security. This came at the conclusion of a three-day Knowledge Exchange and Coordination meeting that was organized in Izmir.

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Good governance is vital to boosting investment in agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Rome, 13 July 2015 – On 16 July, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for an official visit immediately following his engagement at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa. He will meet with high-level government officials including Isidore Kabwe Mwehu Longo, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery, and Governor of DRC to IFAD, to discuss how investing in the agricultural sector can contribute to food security, improve nutrition, create jobs for rural women and youth, increase incomes for smallholder farmers, and provide profitable investment opportunities for rural entrepreneurs.

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