Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty


19 December: IFAD Member States renew commitment to the billions of rural people in developing countries
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17 December: IFAD and ADB strengthen partnership to transform rural areas in Asia and the Pacific

15 December: El Ecuador: El FIDA colaborará con el gobierno en diversificar la economía rural

11 December: Increasing food security by building on successful rural development investments in Bangladesh

5 December: Investing and promoting prosperity in Georgia's rural areas

4 December: Neglecting African soil could derail development and climate goals, says new Montpellier Panel report

3 December: Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims – says IFAD report
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2 December: New online series cultivates a change in thinking about how to feed a growing global population

1 December: Agricultural development experts and government ministers from across Asia and the Pacific discuss plans to transform rural areas


27 November: Media Alert - No Ordinary Matter: Conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa's soils

25 November: Boosting incomes and developing climate-smart agriculture in rural Viet Nam

24 November: New financing agreement to strengthen rural finance services in Uganda

24 November: Globally rising demand for food: KfW contributes significantly to food security and rural poverty reduction
English | German

21 November: IFAD invests in rural populations of western Côte d'Ivoire to boost food security and access to markets
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19 November: IFAD head travels to Germany to strengthen partnerships for investments in rural people
English | German

14 November: IFAD programme builds small farmers’ resilience through knowledge sharing in water-scarce countries

12 November: Armenia can boost income growth and youth employment through agriculture

12 November: Youth employment in Tunisia receives boost from co-financed project
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10 November: Improving incomes and building resilience of rural population in Morocco to adapt to climate change
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22 October 2014: Investing in the agriculture sector delivers on the promise of economic diversification in Azerbaijan
English | Azeri

22 October 2014: Investing in Agriculture and Sustainable Rural Development in Myanmar

22 October: Media Alert - IFAD highlights experiences of smallholder family farmers and their contribution to global food security at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre
English | Italian

21 October: Media Alert - Future supplies of high-quality cocoa are in the hands of small producers, says IFAD at XXI Edition at EUROCHOCOLATE
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20 October: IFAD President to meet Head of State, Paul Kagame and ministers in Rwanda
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15 October: Media Alert - IFAD, West Africa leaders speak on necessary investments, steps to prevent food crises in Ebola-affected countries

13 October: Media reporting on migration rarely includes voices of migrants and misses connection to food security, new research reveals

13 October: EBRD and IFAD team up to boost agribusiness sector

9 October: Food + Migration: Untold Stories


26 September: IFAD President visits Holland to discuss creating market linkages for millions of family farmers in developing countries
English | Dutch

25 September: International leaders gather at United Nations to promise action on Zero Hunger Challenge

23 September: Empowering indigenous peoples is a must for sustainable rural development, says IFAD President

23 September: IFAD boosts economic growth in rural communities by connecting small farmers to vital information

19 September: New financing agreement to boost food security in Burundi
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16 September: World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished
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12 September: IFAD President visits Finland to discuss long-term investments in agriculture as key to transforming rural areas in developing countries
English | Finnish

12 September: IFAD in Norway to strengthen partnerships for investments in rural people who are on the sharp edge of climate change
English | Norwegian

3 September: Helping people living in the outer islands to develop healthy and sustainable livelihoods in Kiribati

3 September: IFAD Vice-President heads to China to expand on public-private partnerships for smallholder farmers
English | Chinese

1 September: African Green Revolution Forum to Call for New Push for Agriculture Transformation

1 September: "Fortifying and creating partnerships" is essential for development, says IFAD President on the eve of the Small Islands Developing States Conference


21 August: Intel technology helps small farmers support Cambodia's export goals

14 August: IFAD President to meet head of state and ministers in The Gambia to discuss investments in smallholder agriculture, women and youth

05 August: TAAS hosts IFAD President for Foundation Day lecture on research for sustainable agriculture development


31 July: IFAD President coming to India to meet Union Ministers and discuss ongoing partnerships in support of sustainable agriculture and women’s empowerment

30 July: The link between human security and rural development needs to be widely recognized, says IFAD President visiting Japan this week
English | Japanese

23 July: New financing agreement to strengthen rural inclusion in Uruguay
English | Español

23 July: New Financing Agreement To Strengthen Rural Financial Sector in Zambia

23 July: U.S. Treasury honors IFAD for innovative agricultural financing project in Bangladesh

18 July: Evaluation shows IFAD-China partnership mutually beneficial

11 July: IFAD President to meet head of state and ministers in Nicaragua: investment in agriculture on top of agenda
English | Español

8 July: Effective development in middle-income countries means closing the inequality gap, says IFAD President visiting Mexico this week
English | Español

8 July: Invitación a la Prensa: Agricultura Familiar en América Latina

7 July: IFAD Vice-President meets Kazakhstan Prime Minister


26 June: IFAD President calls on African Union leaders to invest in sustainable rural development for all

24 June: Fishing families in Pakistan benefit from Saudi Fund and IFAD fortified partnership

10 June: New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture launched at IFAD Headquarters in Rome

6 June: Women in India fight back with courage


28 May: IFAD-GEF: the green development dividend

27 May: Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD Releases Corporate-level Evaluation on IFAD Replenishments

23 May: New Financing Agreement To Strengthen Small Rural Businesses in Togo
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22 May: Future of Vietnam’s rice production threatened by climate change

15 May: Africa's small farmers key to reducing poverty, increasing food security, IFAD's President tells Ethiopia gathering

12 May: Family farming and Agribusiness are key to poverty reduction in Africa, says UN rural development agency
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9 May: Representatives of IFAD Executive Board to visit the Fund’s projects and smallholder farmers in Tanzania

8 May: IFAD and the Republic of Korea strengthen partnership to boost living standards and food supplies for the rural poor

5 May: Small farmers as the key to Africa's agricultural future
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29 April: The Untold Story of Food Politics
English | Italian

14 April: IFAD to showcase best practices for effective development in middle-income countries
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7 avril: Le FIDA et le Burkina Faso s’engagent à renforcer la résilience des ménages et favoriser l’intensification des activités agricoles

7 April: US$34 million IFAD loan and grants to strengthen post-harvest interventions and resilience to climate change in Rwanda

4 April: Liberian President visits IFAD to discuss expanding development of rural communities

4 April: UN Rome-Based Agencies reveal food security and nutrition targets for post-2015 agenda
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3 April: Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs and food security in the face of climate change

2 April: Poverty assessment tool launched at IFAD will measure progress on rural development


31 March: Le FIDA et le Sénégal signent un accord de financement pour le développement des filières agricoles

28 March: Strengthening livelihoods and resilience to climate change in Viet Nam

26 March: On the occasion of the meeting between United States President Barack Obama and Pope Francis on 27 March the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Kanayo F. Nwanze, reflects on the impact of inequality

26 March: Increasing food security and climate resilience in Yemen

19 March: IFAD and EU join hands to boost sustainable agriculture and food security in Kenya

7 March: New IFAD report shows rural women are key to unlocking economic and social benefits of adaptation
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28 February: IFAD President to meet top officials and smallholder farmers in Angola
English | Portuguese

26 February: IFAD grant of US$1.95million to create opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa

20 February: Partnerships between smallholder farmers, business and government are key to revitalizing rural communities
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20 February: A boost for climate change resilience in Moldova

20 February: IFAD and Unilever sign first global public-private partnership agreement
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19 February: Investment in smallholder agriculture is the way-out of poverty, says Italian Finance Minister Saccomanni at IFAD annual meeting
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19 February: The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and IFAD join forces for poverty reduction
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19 February: Fabrizio Saccomanni al quartier generale dell’IFAD: "Sostenere l'agricoltura familiare è la via maestra per uscire dalla povertà preservando le risorse naturali"

18 February: Smallholder farmer leaders call for increased partnership, investment and institutional capacity building at global meeting of the Farmers' Forum
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17 February: Family farming vital for resilient, food-secure future
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10 February: 19-20 February 2014, IFAD annual meeting: “Investing in smallholder family farmers for the future we want”
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7 February: Agreenium signe un accord de partenariat avec le Fonds International de Développement Agricole


30 January: IFAD loans US$43.8 million to China to develop Smallholder Agribusiness in Hubei Province

17 January: Le Mali et le FIDA signent un accord de financement de 33,2 millions d'USD

15 January: Enhancing resilience to conflict in Arab Countries

13 January: Atelier national à Dakar pour clôturer le processus d’évaluation du portefeuille du FIDA au Sénégal conduit en 2013 par le Bureau indépendant de l’évaluation du FIDA

3 January: Le Président du FIDA, Kanayo F. Nwanze en visite officielle au Bénin