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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.

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

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)

Try the Recipe at home: Caldeirada De Cabrito Com Mandioca (Mozambican Curry)

Recipes for Change: Samlor Kako (Cambodian Curry)

Try this recipe for samlor kako, a popular Cambodian curry dish, at home.

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

Shortening the hungry season in Senegal

31 August 2016 - Farmer Coumba Ndoffen Sene used to struggle to feed his family, but now he can pay his children’s school fees and buy them new clothes.

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

Education and its impact on global food systems

Rome, 9 August – In Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada, Inuit high-school graduation rates are well below average, and only 40 per cent of all school-age indigenous children are attending full time.

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