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IFAD at the Perugia International Journalism Festival

How do we make reporting on Indigenous Peoples’ issues safe and meaningful? IFAD will engage with the journalistic community in an event at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, as part of its work to raise the voice of the poorest and most disenfranchised rural people.

IFAD President Alvaro Lario meets Minister Tetsuro Nomura and joins the G7 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting in Miyazaki, Japan

As the world braces for yet another year of uncertainty amid multiple crises, IFAD's President Alvaro Lario will make his second official visit to Japan to bring the voices of poor small-scale food producers in developing countries.

After the earthquake in Türkiye, rural people need more support than ever

In southern Türkiye countless farming communities are suffering after losing their homes and livelihoods to the devastating earthquake that struck the country.

IFAD issues first sustainable bond in euros to Germany’s HPK and others, increasing investments to alleviate rural poverty and hunger

IFAD today issues its first-ever euro private placement for €65 million to four German pension funds with the Hamburger Pensionskasse (HPK) as key investor.

Behind the scenes of an IFAD project: Your top questions answered

Find out what happens behind the scenes of an IFAD project as we answer our followers’ top questions.

10 000 productores rurales ecuatorianos transformarán sus medios de vida gracias a un proyecto de USD 30 millones apoyado por el FIDA

Con la visión compartida de superar la pobreza rural y lograr un campo próspero, competitivo, sostenible e inclusivo, el Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) del Ecuador y el FIDA presentaron hoy en Guayaquil el nuevo Proyecto de Desarrollo Sostenible y Apropiado en Territorios Rurales (DESATAR).

Six proven ways to transform rural communities

After 40 years working with rural people, here are some of the things we have learned to make our work under IFAD13 a success.

IFAD and Burundi sign US$3 million grant to help cushion small-scale farmers from continued impacts of Ukraine crisis

Today, IFAD and the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (MINEAGRIE) signed a US$3 million grant to help mitigate the ongoing impacts of the Ukraine crisis.

IFAD officials to meet government authorities and small-scale farmers in Angola

Donal Brown and Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Alberto Cogliati will make a three-day visit to the country, from 28 to 31 March.

The EU and IFAD join forces to support resilient and sustainable food systems

Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, and Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, signed two agreements today for a total of €70.7 million.

IFAD loan of 5 million euros to Mauritania to help strengthen the resilience of marginalized rural populations

IFAD and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania have signed a loan agreement for 5 million euros to finance the "Joint Sahel Programme in response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflicts and Climate Change (SD3C G5 Sahel + Senegal).

Innovating for a sustainable farming future – Episode 42

Our catchword of the month is innovation.

From Nigeria to Nepal, going online helps rural women build businesses

Meet the women using digital tools to build successful businesses and stronger communities.

“There is no food security without water security,” says IFAD executive in plea to increase investments in water solutions for small-scale farmers

Ahead of the UN 2023 Water Conference, IFAD calls for accelerated investments to help small-scale farmers in developing countries access and manage increasingly scarce water resources in the face of a changing climate and more extreme weather events.

It’s not too late to prevent the worst-case scenario

The IPCC’s latest Synthesis Report is a reminder that the power is in our hands to prevent the very worst outcomes of climate change—if we take decisive and ambitious action now.

When the world is drying up, every drop of water counts

Climate change and a growing population are exacerbating water scarcity. As the water cycle is disrupted, farmers are coming up with inventive ways to harvest, store and use water. IFAD is helping them with simple but effective and climate-smart water infrastructure.

YouTubers y TikTokers rurales de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras promocionan su entorno con apoyo del FIDA

Con el objetivo de revalorizar la ruralidad desde el protagonismo juvenil, el FIDA presentó hoy en La Paz la segunda edición de la iniciativa “YouTubers y Tiktokers Rurales”, un ciclo de talleres de capacitación y un concurso de talentos para promover la creación de empleo juvenil y la mejora de los niveles de nutrición de casi 5 000 jóvenes de entre 16 y 35 años de zonas rurales y periurbanas de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras.

Turning dreams into reality in West Africa

Young people in rural areas of West Africa are leaving unemployment behind and setting up successful agri-businesses.

Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD: "Spain can become a world leader in the fight against hunger and poverty at this crucial time"

In his first official visit to Madrid, the Spanish president of IFAD, Álvaro Lario, highlighted Spain's potential to "become a world leader in the fight against hunger and poverty at this crucial time," when high food prices are “putting millions of people on the ropes” and threatening global stability.

As Cyclone Freddy breaks records, vulnerable rural people are in the eye of the storm

For over a month, Cyclone Freddy has been battering south-east Africa. This may be the longest-lasting tropical cyclone ever recorded—and vulnerable rural communities are in the eye of the storm. We explain what this means for IFAD’s project participants in the region.

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