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IFAD President at UNGA: “The climate crisis hinders efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty”
World leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), to rebuild trust, reignite solidarity among nations and rescue the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This includes rescuing Sustainable Development Goals for Zero Hunger and No Poverty. Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, warns of the dire and irreversible effects that the climate crisis will have on hunger and poverty if sound adaptation measures are not taken quickly.
FAO, IsDB, and IFAD Collaborate to Strengthen Food Security Technologies for Smallholder Farmers
FAO, IsDB, and IFAD have joined hands in a significant partnership agreement aimed at enhancing global food security and nutrition. This trilateral cooperation agreement focuses on empowering rural smallholder farmers by providing them with accessible, affordable and adaptable technologies crucial for ensuring food security.
Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter: your questions answered
As countries meet to evaluate how much progress has been made towards the Sustainable Development Goals, find out more about these 17 objectives and why they’re important for the rural communities we work with.
North Africa is struggling to cope. The terrible events of this week will become all too familiar unless we invest in resilience
IFAD’s Regional Director for the NEN region, Dina Saleh, reacts to the disastrous events that have occurred in the region this week.
Recipes for Change: Gaeng Nor Mai Som (Lao soured bamboo soup)
Chef Saeng's Gaeng Nor Mai Som, a hearty and delicious Lao sour bamboo soup, takes us on a flavourful journey into the heart of Southeast Asia.
Earthquake devastates poor rural communities in Morocco
A devastating earthquake in Morocco has rocked rural communities. IFAD’s team are on the ground to understand how our project participants and the projects themselves have been affected.
South-South action to confront development challenges
Rural people across the world live in a dizzying array of contexts, yet they face surprisingly similar struggles. Through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, countries in the Global South learn from each other and share resources so they can overcome development challenges together.
Investing in a better future: Asia and the Pacific
The Asia Pacific region is one of dizzying contrasts and incredible scale. We caught up with Regional Director, Reehana Rifat Raza, to find out the challenges faced by rural people in this dynamic region and how investment can make all the difference for their futures.
ALIDE y el FIDA unen fuerzas para fortalecer el desarrollo rural en América Latina y el Caribe
En el marco de la Cumbre de Finanzas en Común 2023, la Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo (ALIDE) y el FIDA han anunciado su nuevo partenariado para promover el desarrollo agrícola y rural, impulsar la seguridad alimentaria y combatir la pobreza rural en toda América Latina y el Caribe.
What are Public Development Banks? Your questions answered
Public Development Banks are a crucial but often underappreciated force driving global change for the better. As the world confronts compounding crises, we deep dive into PDBs and why they matter for rural people.
Investing in a better future: East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa is home to a diversity of landscapes, people and challenges. We sat down with Regional Director Sara Mbago-Bhunu to talk about rural life and the importance of investment.
The UN’s agricultural development fund chief urges Public Development Banks to direct funding to fight hunger, poverty and climate change
“Public development banks must ensure that their significant financial resources better serve the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change”, said Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, at the Finance in Common Summit 2023 (FICS) today in Colombia.
IFAD, Stanbic Bank enter partnership to cut money transfer costs to Uganda in half
IFAD and Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) today announced a partnership that will cut the cost incurred by Ugandan migrant workers sending money home in half by using Flexipay, a digital payments’ platform.
Africa is in the eye of the climate change storm. Here is what its people are calling for
It’s time countries step up their investments and secure a climate-resilient future for small-scale farmers in Africa. Here’s how.
12 startups de Latinoamérica y el Caribe lideran el cierre de la brecha digital en zonas rurales
Innovatech, el novedoso proyecto financiado por el FIDA e implementado por la entidad financiera alemana Sparkassenstiftung, está sentando un precedente en Latinoamérica, al lograr una exitosa vinculación entre startups tecnológicas –empresas fintech y agtech–, y el sector rural en seis países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
African leader Gerardine Mukeshimana joins UN rural development agency IFAD as Vice-President
Amid growing global food insecurity and an intensifying climate crisis, Gerardine Mukeshimana takes up duties today as Vice-President of IFAD. Mukeshimana, a former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, was instrumental in leading agricultural growth in Rwanda for almost a decade.