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IFAD’s Case for Investment: Investing in rural prosperity, food and resilience to reduce poverty and hunger in a changing climate
February 2020

Today we stand at a critical juncture – historic progress in reducing hunger has stalled and the successes of recent decades are being reversed.

At the same time, poverty remains stubbornly entrenched in some areas, and inequality is rising. This cannot be allowed to continue.

While the number of people living in extreme poverty fell from nearly 2 billion in 1990 to 736 million in 2015, and hunger has declined for decades, the poorest and most marginalized people continue to be left behind. More than 820 million people go hungry every day, and the wealth gap is widening.

Twelfth Replenishment: Rural prosperity. Food. Resilience.


Climate and environment, Nutrition