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12 May 2014
  On May 12, 2014 IFAD hosted a learning event on "Pull Mechanisms", co-organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Italian Republic (MEF)
13 February 2013
ROME, Italy – The 36th session of IFAD's convenes on 13-14 February 2013 with a focus on the power of partnerships to reduce poverty and ensure food security
19 February 2014
The 37th session of IFAD's convenes on 19-20 February 2014 with a focus on investing in smallholder family farmers. Held annually at IFAD headquarters
26 January 2015
      On 27 January, you are invited to attend a conversation on how challenging mind-sets and established patterns of behaviour is critical to effectively
16 - 17 February 2015
In his remarks at the meeting, IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze warned of "the price of inaction" in rural areas that are often invisible to the outside world. To transform themselves both economically and socially, he said, these areas must "provide employment, services and opportunities for the 3 billion people who live in them, and particularly for those whose lives depend on smallholder farms."
12 - 13 February 2015
The second global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD wrapped up this afternoon after two days of deliberations on a range of issues, with a focus on traditional food systems and sustainable development.
25 January 2011
IFAD organized an international conference on "New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture" on 24-25 January 2011 in Rome, Italy to discuss the future of some 500 million smallholders.
01 January 2011
From the 28 November to the 9 December 2011, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hold their annual Convention of the Parties
08 May 2013
7 MAY 2013 – Regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society are converging on Cape Town, South Africa this week for the . The
01 January 2007
Rome, 16-17 May 2007 Background and rationale: Gender equality and women's empowerment have been gaining increasing importance for IFAD – both as objectives
31 March 2009
FAO, IFAD and ILO are organizing a three-day technical expert workshop on "Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural
07 March 2008
On 7 March 2008, the Global MDG3 Champion Torch campaign was launched in Copenhagen. On 4 October 2009, Kanayo F. Nwanze, from Danish Minister for Development
29 October 2013
Have you ever considered that success and failure are two sides of the same coin? Do you think learning from failures is an extravagant and outlandish
10 October 2013
Rome, 10 October 2013 – Every October, IFAD and the other Rome-based United Nations agencies join forces during World Food Week to remind the global public
16 October 2013
IFAD's East and Southern African Division (ESA) in collaboration with the Environment and Climate Change Division (ECD) organized a Knowledge Management
07 March 2006
Tuesday 7 March 2006, 17:00-19:30 hrs Building 11, Centro de Pastoral - PUC (cepucrs) Campus - Events Centre in Rio Grande du Sul, Porto Alegre IFAD will
01 January 2012
Woman waters seedlings in the Lake Tana area of Ethiopia's Amhara Region. ©IFAD/Petterik Wiggers ROME, Italy, 5 October 2012 – Rural women and girls represent
09 May 2012
ROME, Italy, 9 May 2012 – When this year's G8 summit opens in the United States on 18 May, food security will take centre stage. It will be a historic
17 June 2014
13 June 2014 – The United Nations marks the on 17 June every year, raising awareness about international cooperation to combat desertification and the
25 May 2014
Cancun, Mexico - May 25-30 The upcoming (GEF) in Mexico is emerging as a landmark opportunity for the GEF family to embrace renewed goals and directions
15 May 2014
ROME, 15 May 2014 – "It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of livestock on family farms," says Antonio Rota, IFAD's Senior Technical Adviser
22 May 2014
21 May 2014 – Since 2001, the United Nations has observed the on 22 May to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2014
12 May 2014
On May 12, 2014 IFAD hosted a learning event on "Pull Mechanisms", co-organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Italian Republic  (MEF) and
04 October 2013
Household Methodologies is a participatory methodology for supporting equitable intra-household relations and decision-making processes, encouraging all
04 July 2014
4 JULY 2014 – The first Saturday in July is an important one for some of IFAD's main partners: members of rural cooperatives. On that day, the United Nations
06 July 2013
3 July 2013 – Each year on the first Saturday in July, the United Nations and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) celebrate the to raise awareness
04 June 2014
4 June 2014 – It is now five years since the Government of the Maldives held to highlight the threat of climate change and rising sea levels to low-lying
12 August 2013
9 August 2013 – Each year, the United Nations observes , 12 August, to raise awareness about issues directly affecting the well-being of young people around
08 March 2012
ROME, Italy, 5 March 2012 – As the world marks International Women's Day this week, IFAD and its partners are pursuing new ways to advance the fundamental
24 November 2014
How can research improve development impact? How do you connect with researchers? How do you figure out what research to use in your work—and how? Join
28 October 2014
How can research improve development impact? How do you connect with researchers? How do you figure out what research to use in your work—and how? Join
08 June 2012
We know climate change is transforming the context for rural development, changing physical and socio-economic landscapes and making smallholder development
16 March 2009
From 16-22 March 2009, 20,000 participants from all over the world gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the Fifth This edition of the forum focused on "Bridging
13 February 2008
13 February 2008 Inaugural ceremony Screening of video – 30 years of IFAD's operations featuring interviews with the former Presidents and President Båge
28 - 29 October 2014
How can research improve development impact? How do you connect with researchers? How do you figure out what research to use in your work—and how? Join
22 February 2012
As the world belatedly turns its attention to the pressing issues of environmental degradation, resource scarcity and climate change, the concept of sustainability
19 February 2014
On 19 February 2014 at 10.00 a.m. you may follow via a high-level panel on "Spotlight on the International Year of Family Farming". To celebrate the ,
19 February 2014
On 20 February 2014 at 11.45 a.m. you may follow via a panel discussion on "Stories from the field : Investment in the transformation of rural people's
13 February 2014
12 February 2014 – Radio reaches more people than any other mass medium on earth, so it has tremendous potential to bring about real change in the lives
03 December 2012
Foro de Pueblos Indígenas en el FIDA ‘Pueblos diversos, unidad para el buen vivir' El Taller de Consulta Preparatoria Regional de América Latina y el Caribe
01 December 2013
ROME, 29 November 2013 – Each year since 1988, , 1 December, has provided an opportunity for people around the globe to unite against HIV/AIDS, support
21 September 2013
12 September 2013 – The United Nations , marked on 21 September each year, offers an opportunity for the world to pause and consider how best to break
08 March 2010
    In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations chose 8 March as International Women's Day. Thirty-five years later, the theme for 2010
14 June 2012
In the context of inter-governmental and inter-agency debates on agriculture and food security, the need to scale up - i.e. to replicate, adapt, and expand
01 July 2013
  IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at IFAD headquarters on 4 April, prior to post-2015 meeting that Johnson-Sirleaf
19 February 2014
On 20 February 2014 at 9.30 a.m. you may follow via a high-level panel on "Small farmers=Big business". By 2020, Unilever aims to incorporate 500,000 small
19 February 2014
On 19 February 2014 at 3.00 p.m. you may follow via a "High-level round table with Governors: Investing in smallholder family farmers: Sharing experiences
03 April 2014
Launch of an innovative new tool for assessing, understanding and addressing rural poverty.
20 November 2013
Rome, 22 November 2013 – The United Nations, observed each year on 25 November, raises public awareness of gender-based violence worldwide. For IFAD and
22 March 2014
Increasing food production and reducing poverty depends on sustainable water and energy sources On 22 March, World Water Day will focus attention on one

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