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New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan
Rome, 25 March 2015 – A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth.

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IFAD-support better connects Indonesia's small farmers to markets
Jakarta, 24 March 2015 – Linking smallholder agriculture with the right kind of private sector investments takes center-stage during the visit this week of John McIntire, Associate Vice-President of the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to the Republic of Indonesia. McIntire arrives today in Jakarta to meet with government officials and underline IFAD’s continued commitment to help Indonesia reach its poverty reduction goals by creating development opportunities in support of smallholder farmers and fishers.


United Nations agency head visits Ireland to discuss 'the cost of inaction'
Dublin, 23 March 2015–The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will meet with government officials in Dublin this week to discuss the potential cost of neglecting rural people in developing countries who are crucial to fulfilling the growing global demand for food.


FAO and IFAD renew will to work together in Ghana
Accra, 20 March 2015 -- The Government of Ghana today made a multi-purpose office complex in Accra available to two United Nations Agencies - the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – to facilitate their operations and accommodate staff in the country.


Agricultural development gives renewed hope for peace and sustainable development in Côte d'Ivoire
Rome, 11 March 2015 – The potential of the Côte d’Ivoire agricultural sector, disrupted by the civil war that broke out in 2002, is still key to the country’s economy and future. Agriculture accounts for 22 per cent of the country’s GDP, generates more than 50 per cent of export earnings and employs about two-thirds of the active labour force. As a result, it will take centre stage in the agenda when the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, visits Cote d’Ivoire from 12 to 18 March to meet with President Alassane Ouattara.

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