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    Shortening the hungry season in Senegal
    Stronger markets for local crops transform Senegal’s rural economy.
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    What do rural youth want?
    In honour of International Youth Day, IFAD spoke to seven rural youth from around the world about what they need in order to build a better life.
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    Rural transformation
    On 14 September the 2016 Rural Development Report launches. The report and IFAD flagship event highlight the critical need to mobilize and channel more development finance into rural areas.
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    Education and its impact on global food systems
    In honour of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, a look at the importance of valuing indigenous knowledge.
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    Rebuilding after Ebola
    Post-Ebola recovery plans must prioritize rural people, UN agency head to tell leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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News
Learn how IFAD is empowering rural women and men to change their lives. Read more
Story
How a condiment made from red seeds is making a comeback in Ecuador’s Manabí Province. Read more
G20 Summit
Investment in smallholder farmers is needed, IFAD President reminds agriculture ministers meeting in China. Read more
Story
An innovative project is helping to transform poor rural women into entrepreneurs through the sale of their wool products. Read more
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
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

  • Sep
    1
    Convenors and Friends – 3rd meeting
  • Sep
    7
    Audit Committee – 141st meeting
  • Sep
    16
    10th Session of the Annual Meeting with Permanent Representatives’
  • Sep
    16
    Corporate Induction Seminar
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.