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06 July 2022

Join IFAD, the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Good Food Hub to discuss the key impacts, challenges and unexpected opportunities for the future of financing agri-SMEs during times of crisis.

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07 July 2022

A special session of IFAD’s Governing Council will be held in order to appoint its new President. Nominations received by the Secretary of IFAD for the presidency will be considered by Member States.

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21 - 24 June 2022

A high-level forum that will feature IFAD’s landmarks: Excellence, Partnership, Collaboration.

21 June 2022

Innovation Day kicks off the IFAD'22 conference and will gather stakeholders to share knowledge on how to originate, pilot, test, and scale solutions that help solve challenges in rural development and climate-change adaptation.

16 - 21 June 2022

The International Day of Family Remittances helps raise awareness of migrants’ crucial contribution to the development of their communities of origin.

14 - 15 June 2022

The Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) provides an open space for dialogue and discussion on critical emerging issues in rural development and food systems.

13 June 2022

Through comprehensive discussion, this event will disseminate the RDR’s messages among Latin American and Caribbean decision-makers.

30 - 31 May 2022

AgriTech Meet is a platform for key players in agriculture and food systems to discuss how to strengthen digital ecosystems in order to promote inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural transformation.

24 May 2022

Innovators spend 30% of their working week storytelling. Yet most lack formal training on how to use story frameworks and plotlines.

17 May 2022

As part of the IFAD’s Rural Development Report Policy Dialogue Series, this discussion will focus on finding solutions for adopting a food systems approach to catalyze inclusive rural transformation in the Near East, North Africa, Central Asia region and Europe Region.

17 May 2022

This International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) side event—hosted by IFAD, UN DESA, and the World Bank—focuses on migrants’ contribution to sustainable development. It will provide concrete suggestions on how to promote objectives 19 and 20 of the Global Compact for Migration.

12 May 2022

As part of the IFAD’s Rural Development Report Policy Dialogue Series, this discussion will focus on challenges and opportunities to transform food systems for inclusive and prosperous rural transformation in West & Central Africa.

11 May 2022

Biodiversity and the preservation of nature are essential to realizing the 2030 agenda and Paris Agreement. Yet, biodiversity loss is still on the rise.

09 - 20 May 2022

This year’s COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity', is a call to action to ensure land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.  ​

06 May 2022

As part of IFAD’s Rural Development Report Policy Dialogue Series, this event will explore using food systems for inclusive rural transformation in the East and Southern Africa region.

04 - 05 May 2022

This year’s Forum focuses on “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence including free, prior and informed consent”.

20 April 2022

This event will present a Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) White Paper on “Transforming Food Systems – Directions for Enhancing the Catalytic Role of Donors”.

11 April 2022

This is the second in a series of debates discussing IFAD’s Rural Development Report 2021.

09 April 2022

Food activists, chefs, climate journalists, and farmers discuss how to raise the visibility of people who deal with climate change on the frontline: small-scale rural farmers and producers who are fighting persistent droughts, frequent floods, and rising sea levels on a daily basis.

15 March 2022

This side event will focus on proven gender transformative approaches that build resilience against climate unpredictability and transform individuals, in particular women, into agents of change.

15 - 23 March 2022

This year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) focuses on achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.

08 March 2022

International Women’s Day 2022 is an opportunity to demonstrate the potential and achievements of women in climate change action, while calling for increased participation of women in leadership roles.

16 February 2022

The forty-fifth session focused on the overarching theme “Leveraging innovations and finance for a climate resilient and inclusive recovery.”

15 February 2022

Join this Governing Council 45 informal event to hear our distinguished panel discuss how we can mobilize private investments to better support smallholder farmers face climate risks.

15 February 2022

Join this Governing Council 45 informal event to learn how joint regional operations and financing can be used to bring together key players in the Sahel and harness the opportunities of this unique region.

03 February 2022

Join us for the first in a series of debates on IFAD’s Rural Development Report where we will discuss the untapped potential of the food system midstreams—the activities after the farm gate, such as trading, storing, processing, and distributing to consumers.

26 January 2022

The next eGFRID webinar, jointly hosted by IFAD and the European Commission (EC), will focus on the topic of “Remittances and investment: How migrants finance sustainable development.”

17 December 2021

This event will focus on the catalytic and pivotal role of Public Development Banks in food and nutrition. The PDB Initiative proposed by IFAD will be presented.

15 December 2021

This webinar will present innovative rural poultry development models and explore their potential replication in other countries.

10 December 2021

This event will address a range of specific issues in the context of nutrition-sensitive projects in East and Southern Africa benefiting from IFAD investments and grants with partners.

07 - 08 December 2021

The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit provides a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition.

02 December 2021

Join us in discussing how decent work opportunities, social protection mechanisms and workforce nutrition programmes can help achieve global nutrition security.

30 November - 02 December 2021

The first-ever 50x2030 Global Data Use Conference brought together attendees from around the world to discuss the potential uses of survey data as a tool to aid global development.

30 November 2021

This N4G side event brings together perspectives from government representatives, food systems experts, and civil society organizations to discuss food systems solutions to increase food availability and affordability for rural people, identify interlinkages, and connect the dots.

18 November 2021

Join us for the launch of the Following the Thread of Yak report, which looks at the yak hair industry, particularly the untapped potential of yak production in the High Asia region, and examines the impact on indigenous communities and native producers of yak fibre.

16 November 2021

Policy mapping and prioritization exercise across 8 countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

04 November 2021

This eGFRID virtual webinar, hosted by IFAD for Financial Inclusion Week, will present opportunities to promote greater digital and financial inclusion for migrants and their family members back home.

This IFAD-moderated virtual event takes place within the framework of the Diaspora Innovation Days in Africa (DIDA) 2021, a virtual gathering hosted by the African Diaspora Youth Forum Europe.

31 October - 12 November 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021.

27 October 2021

Join IFAD, the Asian Development Bank, ENEL Green Power, FAO, UNDP and others for a dialogue about how tracking results and targeted impact investing can drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

22 October 2021

Precision farming is transforming the agricultural landscape by optimizing the management of inputs based on the site-specific requirements of farm fields and animals, thereby enabling more effective and efficient use of natural, human, and financial resources.

19 - 20 October 2021

Public Development Banks will convene for a second time to reiterate and reinforce their commitments in support of common actions for climate and sustainable development.

15 October 2021

15 October is the International Day of Rural Women. With these Gender Awards, IFAD celebrates the women and girls who play a crucial role in bringing gender transformation and women's empowerment to rural areas.

11 - 14 October 2021

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform working to ensure food security and nutrition for all. Using an inclusive multi-stakeholder approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics.

07 October 2021

This webinar will present the work of the Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif (in English: Indonesian Community Mapping Network).

30 September 2021

In this consultation space for rural youth, part of the Pre-COP26 Youth Summit in Milan, we will hear directly from young farmers who are underserved by global climate finance flows.

29 September 2021

This event will feature new evidence on, and approaches to generating evidence on, fostering inclusive climate actions in rural spaces.

29 September 2021

This webinar will present the new GAEZ v4 platform. It will give an overview of the data the platform contains and how they can be accessed. It will also provide examples of how the data can be used to support agricultural projects and frameworks.

29 September 2021

This third Lab webinar will present instruments for enhancing environmental and socio-economic impact assessment focused on agriculture, forestry, and land use (AFOLU).

23 September 2021

The UN Food Systems Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

21 September 2021

The report promotes equitable livelihoods for rural people, who are front and centre in transforming food systems, alongside the need to improve nutrition and protect the environment.

20 September 2021

To amplify the voices of small-scale farmers and other rural people in sub-Saharan Africa, Farm Radio International has partnered with IFAD, World Vision Canada, and the Canadian Food Security Policy Group to conduct a series of On-Air Dialogues.

17 September 2021

Únase a las Agencias de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura con sede en Roma, el FIDA, la FAO, y el PMA, en el Día de las Naciones Unidas para la Cooperación Sur-Sur. El tema de este año es: La transformación de los sistemas agroalimentarios y las voces del Sur global.

14 - 30 September 2021

The theme for UNGA 2021 is "Building resilience through hope." Hope will help us recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations.

09 September 2021

This event is part of the FAO and IFAD webinar series GeoTech4Tenure.

09 September 2021

This event will highlight donor perspectives on the food systems agenda in response to the UN Food Systems Summit.

08 September 2021

Join us for the launch of IFAD’s first comprehensive report on a holistic approach to sustainable production and food systems.

07 - 10 September 2021

The AGRF is considered the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture.

27 July 2021

This Pre–Food Systems Summit session will hear from leaders from the public sector, Public Development Banks (PDBs), private investors, farmers’ organizations, and others to discuss how PDBs can catalyse more green and inclusive investments in food and agriculture, and channel more financing towards small-scale producers.

27 July 2021

This Pre–Food Systems Summit session gives a voice to small-scale producers and agri-entrepreneurs in poor and marginalized areas who may not otherwise be heard.

26 - 28 July 2021

This three-day Pre-Summit will bring together the efforts and contributions of the global engagement process designed to give shape to our ambitions to transform our food systems.

22 - 25 July 2021

A festival of short films, documentaries, video clips and animation shorts, held in the heart of Sicily.

21 July 2021

In this pre–Food Systems Summit session, we will take a close look at the challenges food systems are facing, the key drivers of change, and the potential game-changing solutions.

15 July 2021

This session presents lessons learned from IFAD’s ASAP Programme to highlight practical ways to support the resilience of small-scale farmers around the world.

14 - 15 July 2021

Over two days of virtual events on 14 and 15 July, Devex reporters will dig into what is on the agenda, talk to experts both inside and outside the planning process, and set the stage for what success looks like for the pre-Summit and Summit to follow.

14 July 2021

This webinar introduced the role of the public sector in Israel in creating and enabling environments and platforms for the assimilation of innovative agri-tech into farming practices.

13 July 2021

This study compared the average pasture conditions between 2000–2004 and 2016–2020 using Landsat-based spectral indices and a digital elevation model. The remote sensing analysis took pasture types, grazing periods, altitudes, and a dataset with field measurements into account.

12 July 2021

This webinar will launch a new report by Grow Asia, commissioned by IFAD, that illustrates how digital technologies are reshaping agriculture in the region. 

09 July 2021

How to integrate reforms in social protection programmes with agricultural and rural interventions to benefit family farmers and improve their resilience.

07 - 09 July 2021

The Global Model United Nations is a simulation of the work of the United Nations. It was created in 2019 by students of University of Rome Tor Vergata and is organized by the public universities of Rome in cooperation with IFAD.

30 June 2021

Join ICIMOD and IFAD for the launch of a Resource Book and policy briefs for the transitioning of shifting cultivation to more resilient farming systems.

25 June 2021

Join us for this Food Systems Summit independent dialogue exploring possible solutions and actions to make aquatic foods a key part of food systems transformation.

23 June 2021

Optimizing results and enhancing the nexus among gender equality, climate resilience, and nutrition.

16 - 17 June 2021

On 16 and 17 June, IFAD will host the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2021, held virtually.

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