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    The Field Report
    African small-scale farmers carve a giant message for world leaders in the very soil they farm.
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    On the ground in Ethiopia
    Visit to drought-affected areas prompts commitment for greater collaboration among Rome-based agencies
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    Water for all
    IFAD President appointed Chair of UN-Water.
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    Investing in rural development matters more than ever
    Global hunger is on the rise again after steadily declining for over a decade, according to the latest report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.
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    UN Reform: Is IFAD prepared?
    The bold 2030 Agenda for humanity will require equally bold changes in the UN development system. How is IFAD preparing to meet the challenge of reform?
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In September 2017, the heads of FAO, IFAD and WFP traveled together to Ethiopia to assess how to work closer together to eradicate hunger and poverty. Watch now
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Innovative strategies increase milk production and boost small farmers’ food security and livelihoods. Read more
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New research shows how food, agro-industrial and human waste can support food security and sustainability around the world. Read more
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Conference will explore how development can be assisted by information and communication technologies for evaluation evaluation. Read more
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Family farmers in the West Bank are growing high value on once-barren hillsides, seeing their incomes rise by 80 per cent or more. Read more
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By creating employment opportunities for rural youth, countries can reap the demographic dividends of a young vibrant workforce. Watch now

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.