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    Call for long-term development action
    UN agencies building resilience to El Niño’s impact in Central America's Dry Corridor.
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    Latest IFAD Annual Report now online
    Learn how IFAD is empowering rural women and men to change their lives.
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    Drought, desertification and avoiding the next big global food shortage
    As severe drought continues, increased efforts in helping small farmers combat desertification will be critical
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    Sending money home
    Remittances, the money migrant workers send home to their families, provide crucial financial support for millions of people in developing countries. In honour of the International Day of family Remittances, here are four surprising facts you may not have known about remittances sent home from migrants.
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    Rural transformation is at the top of our agenda
    Coming soon - Rural Development Report 2016 and IFAD Flagship Event highlight the critical need to mobilize and channel more development finance into rural areas.
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News
Investment in smallholder farmers is needed to build sustainable food systems and economies, IFAD President reminds agriculture ministers meeting in Xi’an China. Read more
Story
On World Environment Day, top Italian master chef Carlo Cracco draws attention to the plight of rural people in Cambodia. Read more
Story
At the UN summit in Istanbul IFAD calls for sustainable development that addresses the closely interlinked issues of forced displacement, migration and stability. Read more
Story
How farmers in Rwanda are adapting to climate shocks, while accessing new markets for their products. Read more
Video
The inclusion of women in decision-making on the remote pacific island of Hunga, Kingdom of Tonga, has led to the development of a number of large-scale infrastructure projects including a new wharf and paved roads. Watch now
Story
Mass migration will continue to increase until key policy reforms are made to help bring poor rural young people back into farming – IFAD President. Read more

Events

  • Jul
    4
    Audit Committee – 140th meeting
  • Jul
    26
    EB informal seminar on country strategic opportunities programme for Indonesia
  • Jul
    26
    EB informal seminar on country strategic opportunities programme for Turkey
  • Sep
    1
    Convenors and Friends – 3rd meeting
  • Sep
    6
    Evaluation Committee - 93rd session
Full list
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.