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Décideurs et Ministres Africains réaffirment leur soutien au projet de transformation rurale du FIDA dans le cadre de la 13e reconstitution des fonds de l’institution

Le FIDA convie autour d’une table ronde, les ministres et les hauts fonctionnaires chargés des finances, du développement rural et de l'agriculture de l'Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ce jeudi 27 juillet 2023 à Rome.

Five ways IFAD is making livestock more climate friendly

Countless rural people depend on livestock for livelihoods, nutrition and traditional ways of life. Supporting small-scale farmers to become even greener can strengthen food systems, preserve livelihoods and benefit our planet.

Transforming Global Food Systems: $400 billion needed per year while doing nothing could cost $12 trillion

Following recent news that the fight against hunger has stalled, a gathering of global leaders taking stock of progress made in transforming food systems becomes even more urgent.

It’s time we treat the transformation of food systems like the emergency that it is

Our current food systems cannot keep up with the world’s growing population – as a result, millions face hunger. Now more than ever, countries must take action to transform how food gets from farm to plate.

New partnership to promote decent work across food systems

A new multi-stakeholder partnership to advance labour and human rights, decent jobs and fair and adequate incomes and wages within the agri-food sector has been formed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), IFAD, and CARE International.

The UN’s agricultural development fund announces new US$900 million investment to improve over 600,000 rural lives in Brazil

The partnership between the Government of Brazil and the IFAD aims to achieve unprecedented levels of results in the coming years to transform the lives of people living in rural areas.

UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment

The fight against hunger has stalled according to the latest figures that the UN released last week, with 122 million more people suffering chronic malnourishment since 2019. The challenges to eradicate hunger and poverty are many. Yet, without financing for food systems transformation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate targets will remain out of reach.

New analysis: Rising obesity rates in developing countries linked to high cost and limited availability of healthy foods

Steep price gaps between healthy and unhealthy foods, coupled with the unavailability of a variety of healthy foods, are driving rising obesity rates in both urban and rural areas of developing countries, according to a literature review released by IFAD.

As temperatures rise, so too does our need for diverse crops

Drought is the number one cause of agricultural production loss. This is why IFAD supports small-scale farmers as they grow crops that are resilient, but often neglected.

The UN’s agricultural development fund invests US$7.96 billion in poorest rural communities to grow the world’s food: 2022 annual report

In 2022, despite conflict, climate change and the continued stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic which threatened the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural people, IFAD invested US$7.96 billion in rural areas in the world’s poorest countries, according to its annual report released today.

IFAD Annual Report 2022

The Annual Report provides milestones and highlights from IFAD’s work during 2022. Readers can learn how IFAD is supporting rural people to build their resilience to the crises of today and tomorrow, and of the different initiatives that will put us in a position to achieve even greater impact.

Agricultural programmes are key to food security and dietary diversity

Agricultural programmes are key to food security and dietary diversity in rural areas, we must continue investing in them.

New Zealand contributes US$3.57 million to IFAD to enhance resilience of Pacific island communities through climate smart agriculture

IFAD and the Government of New Zealand signed a NZD 5.75 million (USD 3.57 million) agreement to support Pacific communities to ensure sustainable access to water and healthy diets.

122 million more people pushed into hunger since 2019 due to multiple crises, reveals UN report 

Over 122 million more people are facing hunger in the world since 2019 due to the pandemic and repeated weather shocks and conflicts, including the war in Ukraine, according to the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report published today jointly by five United Nations specialized agencies.

Zero Hunger: Are we on track to achieve it by 2030?

The SOFI 2023 report reveals that many people are still going hungry, with the world’s most vulnerable regions and people worst affected. We explore what is causing hunger today and how we can make real change, now.

Bolivia: Más de 19 000 productores rurales fortalecerán su resiliencia al cambio climático con apoyo del FIDA

Con apoyo técnico y financiero del FIDA, el Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras de Bolivia ha anunciado la puesta en marcha de un nuevo programa orientado a incrementar los ingresos y la resiliencia climática de más de 19 000 pequeños productores rurales vulnerables en 35 municipios de los departamentos de Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Potosí y Tarija, y en las regiones del Altiplano, Chaco y Valles.

From bunnies to buffalo, livestock give rural women a living

Meet the rural women who are tending to livestock while earning a living and empowering themselves.

The people feeding the world should get their due

Despite their gruelling work, rural people all over the world aren’t getting a fair return. Find out how IFAD is empowering small-scale farmers to earn and produce more, while improving their working conditions.

Five decades of rural transformation: IFAD's greatest successes

Since its founding in 1977, IFAD has worked to enable rural people all over the world to overcome immense challenges and thrive. We take a look at some of our biggest successes over the years.

UN’s IFAD goes to Ireland calling for increased funding to rural people in bid to curb global food insecurity

The President of IFAD arrives today in Ireland to advocate for greater investments in the small-scale farmers and food producers in developing countries who generate a third of the world’s food but are often most impacted by hunger and poverty.