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United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward zero hunger challenge
NEW YORK, 22 September 2016 – The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for
Growing forced displacement crisis impacts over 65 million people worldwide
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the current global crisis of forced displacement has affected an unprecedented 65 million people worldwide. More than one-third of the displaced – or 22.2 million – are in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region.
IFAD announces $100 million initiative to assist refugees, displaced people and their host communities in rural areas
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Efforts to achieve zero hunger in the implementation of the sustainable development agenda highlighted at UN General Assembly
NEW YORK – Galvanizing the transformations needed to make Zero Hunger a reality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals will be at the center of
Only targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in developing countries, concludes new report
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Reducing poverty through dairy farming
Benjamin used to work as temporary staff for Kenya Railways, a public service in Kirinyaga. His work was heavy and poorly paid. He could not save enough money to send back home to his wife and the children for food and schooling. With such dire prospects, Benjamin decided to go back to his village and live with his family. Not knowing what exactly to do, he decided to give dairy farming a try – albeit with no experience.
IFAD President honoured for achievements in African agriculture
7 September 2016 - Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, was awarded the inaugural Africa Food Prize at the African Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. In receiving the award, Nwanze said he was dedicating it to “the millions of African women who silently toil to feed their families.”
Recipes for Change: Caldeirada De Cabrito Com Mandioca (Mozambican Curry)
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IFAD report concludes that targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in developing countries
Rome, 7 September 2016 – You are cordially invited to attend the launching of The Rural Development Report 2016 on 14 September at the Italian Ministry
Economic downturn threatens prospect to end extreme poverty by 2030, study finds
September 6, 2016, Washington, DC — Robust economic growth in developing countries—which has far outpaced that of most high-income countries—contributed mightily to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty by half five years ahead of its 2015 deadline. But efforts to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030—the first UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)—are now jeopardized by a deteriorating global economic outlook, according to a new study released today.
Importing food is harming the continent, UN agency head to tell African leaders
Rome, 25 August 2016 – The US$35 billion a year that Africa spends on importing food should be used to create local jobs in agriculture, according to Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
First Africa Food Prize Awarded to Kanayo F. Nwanze for Courageous Leadership in Fostering Solidarity with Africa’s Smallholder Farmers
IFAD president honored for mobilizing institutional reforms, innovative policies and programs, and increased resources to improve the lives of millions
Post-conflict Colombia should be a land of opportunities for small farmers, says UN agency
Rome, 29 August 2016 – A lasting peace in Colombia will only be possible if small farmers have the right opportunities to develop and prosper, said the
Pacific Agribusiness Forum to discuss fortification of sustainable food systems
Apia, 27 August 2016 - Some 100 experts from the private sector, farmers’ organizations, research networks, and international organizations as well as
Transforming rural areas is key to reversing youth migration from East and Southern Africa
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Madagascar will bring policy makers and development practitioners together
UN agency support to improve smallholder farmers’ agricultural production and access to markets in Bangladesh
Dhaka, 24 August, 2016 – The Government of Bangladesh and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed a financial agreement to increase incomes and reduce extreme poverty and hunger for more than one million poor farming households in Bangladesh by increasing agricultural production and improving access to markets.
UN agency to support Mexico project linking social assistance with rural development programmes
Rome, 11 August 2016 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations agency for rural development, and the Government