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IFAD invests $75 million to help mitigate drought in Andhra Pradesh
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of India have signed an agreement today to improve incomes and strengthen drought resilience for 165,000 farming households in the five driest districts in Andhra Pradesh.
IFAD and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia explore an enhanced partnership
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), met last week with a high-level Saudi delegation led by His Excellency Ahmed bin Saleh bin Ayada Al Khomshi, Undersecretary for Agriculture, in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
New IFAD-supported project to increase employment and incomes of poor and vulnerable people in Ecuador
Increasing incomes and creating employment opportunities in some of Ecuador’s poorest rural communities is the focus of a project being financed under a new agreement between the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Ecuador.
Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia
Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.
IFAD and Iraq invest in new partnership to revitalise smallholder agriculture
n an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana.
New research finds the potential of waste reuse for small farmers worldwide
New research shows how food, agro-industrial and human waste can support food security and sustainability around the world.
UN Food Agencies’ chiefs to visit drought-hit Ethiopia
The heads of the three UN food agencies will visit Ethiopia to highlight the critical food and nutrition security situation. Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, which have caused hunger to soar and malnutrition rates to rise to alarming levels. The agency chiefs will discuss how best to strengthen their support to the Government and its systems so that Ethiopia can continue meeting its development goals while simultaneously addressing humanitarian challenges along the way.
IFAD and India to discuss shared rural poverty alleviation efforts
Officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are in New Delhi this week to discuss how to best support India’s efforts to alleviate rural poverty, achieve national development objectives and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for development.
Better feed for cows benefits dairy farmers in India and Tanzania
Innovative strategies increase milk production and boost small farmers’ food security and livelihoods.
IFAD President to discuss South-South cooperation and rural poverty alleviation with Chinese officials
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with Chinese officials 26 to 30 August to discuss rural development projects in China, South-South cooperation, and a renewed partnership to alleviate rural poverty in developing countries.
IFAD President and the Finnish Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministries to discuss long-term investments in agriculture as key to ending severe hunger
The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo, will travel to Finland this week to meet with officials at the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance to discuss their shared commitment to support the poorest and most marginalized people in the world
IFAD President and Swedish State Secretary to discuss how climate-smart agriculture and rural development can foster resilience
Gilbert F. Houngbo, the President of the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-level government officials in Sweden this week to discuss climate change initiatives in support of the poorest and most marginalized people in the world.
IFAD President and Danish government officials to discuss shared commitment to creating employment opportunities for rural youth
Gilbert F. Houngbo, the President of the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-level government officials in Denmark this week to discuss the outcomes of IFAD’s latest report on rural youth and employment.
Creating opportunities for rural youth is more urgent than ever
By creating employment opportunities for rural youth, countries can reap the demographic dividends of a young vibrant workforce.
Organics offer new opportunities to young farmers in the Pacific Islands
A growing IFAD-supported movement in the Pacific Islands is helping farmers tap into international organics markets. By having their products certified as organic, Pacific Island farmers are raising their incomes, increasing their resilience and maintaining their cultures.
New IFAD-supported project to boost rural economy and livelihoods in Angola
A total of 60,000 Angolan rural households in Cuanza Sul and Huila provinces will benefit from a financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Angola, that will generate revenue and boost food and nutrition security of poorer households.