How inclusive rural transformation will be crucial to promote sustainable and resilient societies

IFAD highlights that the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.

Empowering rural people by promoting renewable energy

Did you know that annual global energy consumption equals only the amount of energy delivered by the Sun in a single hour? 

What do rural women want?

Caroline Namara, a radio journalist and social worker in the remote rural area of Bushenyi in Western Uganda, tells us what she thinks rural women want.

New challenges for the global economy

There are many reasons to be hopeful about the global economy in 2018. 

Let’s talk about goats

Antonio Rota has more than 30 years’ experience working with livestock in the rural development sector. He will be participating in a national conference on developing a vibrant goat sector in India, 16-17 April 2018.  

Why smallholders are key in an urbanizing world

The divide between rural and urban areas is smaller than ever before.

Why does IFAD's 11th Replenishment matter?

Since approving the Fund's first projects in 1978, IFAD’s members have assembled periodically to review its operations, provide guidance for the future, and replenish the financial resources.

To tackle climate change, we need to invest in smallholder farmers

The U.N.’s annual climate talks have increasingly become an expo of competing environmental priorities.

Sustainable incentives: how not to eat the planet

More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources. 

UN Reform: Is IFAD prepared?

The bold 2030 Agenda for humanity will require equally bold changes in the UN development system. How is IFAD preparing to meet the challenge of reform? 

Who will feed a hungry world?

The future of our food systems depend on smart investments in agriculture that will both increase food production and also provide decent jobs for rural youth around the world.
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