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IFAD at the European Development Days 2019
18 - 19 June 2019

We will be launching the 2019 Rural Development Report - Creating opportunties for rural youth and hosting a panel discussion on reducing inequalities: a catalyst for economic growth, poverty reduction, and ensuring that no one is left behind.

What will it take to win the battle against hunger?

Hunger is the most basic form of inequality. After years of progress, food insecurity is growing again for a second year running, and the chronically food insecure now are over 821 million people. We have to change this trajectory and get SDG2 back on track. In a context of scarcer resources and limited programmatic approaches, and with a fragmented international architecture, concrete and substantial actions are needed on all fronts. If not, hundreds of millions of rural people will be left behind.


Brussels, Belgium

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UN report outlines prospects for rural youth in some of the world's poorest countries.

June 2019 - NEWS
Nearly 1 billion of the world’s 1.2 billion youth live in developing countries and half of them in rural areas where they are most often poor, lack economic opportunities and face constraints to access land, services, technology and training.

2019 Rural Development Report

June 2019

IFAD’s RDR 2019 finds that this enormous rural youth population can pay a rich dividend in terms of social and economic growth – but only if they are given the right opportunities.