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    Planting the seeds of good living in Ecuador
    How a condiment made from the red seeds is making a comeback in Ecuador’s Manabí Province.
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    Building a successful business in China
    From unemployed to entrepreneur – how one woman in China built a multi-million dollar business from an IFAD loan.
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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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    How development agencies can drive rural transformation
    One-on-one with Dr Alison Evans, Chief Commissioner of the UK's Independent Commission on Aid Impact
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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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    Latest IFAD Annual Report now online
    Learn how IFAD is empowering rural women and men to change their lives.
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Blog
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. Read more
Rural transformation
Coming soon - Rural Development Report 2016 and IFAD Flagship Event highlight the critical need to mobilize and channel more development finance into rural areas. Read more
G20 Summit
Investment in smallholder farmers is needed, IFAD President reminds agriculture ministers meeting in China. 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
On World Environment Day, top Italian master chef Carlo Cracco draws attention to the plight of rural people in Cambodia. 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

Events

  • 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
  • Sep
    7
    Audit Committee – 141st meeting
Full list
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is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.