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IFAD loan to help mitigate impact of crises on small-scale producers and the underserved in Mozambique

The social and economic impacts of the COVID19 pandemic and the Ukraine war are creating significant challenges for the most vulnerable people, increasing the risk to livelihoods and food security in developing countries. IFAD is therefore stepping up its commitment to promote rural financial inclusion and to safeguard rural communities’ livelihoods with a new US$ 2 million loan to Futuro Mcb.

Adapt or starve – UN Agricultural Fund calls for urgent climate finance for small-scale farmers

With the negative impacts of climate change becoming more frequent and severe, IFAD is calling for urgent and increased financing to support hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers adapt to climate change.

The planet is awash with climate disasters. Meet the rural people battling to endure them

One year on from the biggest global commitment to financing climate adaptation at COP26, we are yet to see the actions needed to follow through on this promise.

Seeing the bigger picture: 6 ways IFAD uses GIS to optimize climate investment

Discover how IFAD uses Geographic Information Systems to better understand where and how climate change is affecting smallholder farming, and what is needed to mitigate its effects.

Climate Change in Africa, what’s really happening? –  Episode 37

COP27 is upon us – join us for an African perspective on what to expect from this year’s UN climate change conference in Egypt.

IFAD and EU provide support to Malian diaspora to boost investments in agricultural sector

Malian diaspora is keen to invest in the development of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), especially to develop the agriculture sector, if they can access the right training, information and financial products, according to a new report funded by the European Union, commissioned by IFAD and developed by Red Mangrove Development Advisors, and Adept, the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform.

Small-scale farmers could help fill the global food gap if they irrigate properly – even with growing climate challenges

Small-scale farmers hold the key to feeding the world, its important for them to trust and invest in different types of irrigation systems.

Uzbekistan and IFAD renew strategic partnership to address global challenges including food supply

Amid global threats including climate change, increasing food and input costs and rising poverty, IFAD and the Government of Uzbekistan have extended their successful cooperation to continue to support the country in meeting its rural development goals.

A tale of two towns in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan two neighbouring towns face different fates as one suffers the aftermath of drought and displacement and the other is saved by irrigation.

New app ‘PostalPay’ will slash the cost of sending money from Europe to Uganda

IFAD, Inpay, a cross-border payments company, and its subsidiary company Eurogiro, a global postal cross-border payments network, have joined forces to make the cost of sending money through mobile channels from Europe to Uganda four times cheaper.

IFAD President Alvaro Lario heads to Finance in Common Summit in Côte d’Ivoire

The President of IFAD, Alvaro Lario, will attend the Finance in Common Summit co-organized by the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank on 19 and 20 October 2022.

Five ways IFAD is helping to reduce rural poverty in an age of climate change

Even when a world without poverty seems out of reach, here’s how IFAD continues to work in developing countries, amplifying the voices of rural people and integrating them into value chains, so they can earn and save, while feeding the world and conserving the natural environment.

Rural women lead the way

There is no solution to climate change without rural women. It’s time to invest in them. It’s time to let them lead the way.

What’s on the menu in 2050?

What’s on the menu in 2050? For World Food Day, we contemplate what our plates might look like in the future and explore how the world’s small-scale farmers are revolutionizing what we eat.

UN's IFAD exceeds targets on helping rural populations move out of hunger and poverty

IFAD surpassed its goal to make measurable strides in reducing poverty and hunger in the world’s rural areas, a rare impact assessment of projects representing a total investment of more than US$ 7.1 billion has shown.

Rural Women Rise

Meet some of the inspiring women IFAD supports as they, in turn, bolster the people around them.

You are what you eat: Indigenous youths breathe new life into ancient traditions

Young members of indigenous communities are working to reverse centuries of dispossession and preserve their way of life, including their food heritage.

With the world in firefighting mode, we cannot forget about rural women

As the world faces a myriad of crises, experts fear that the progress rural women and girls have worked so hard for may be reversed. Here is how IFAD is working to prevent this.

Water brings life to rural people

Irrigation brings water to the world's poorest rural people in the right quantities and when they need it, helping farmers adapt to climate pattern shifts.

What I’ve learned about resilience from rural communities in Guatemala

Faced with the impacts of climate change, small-scale producers in Guatemala urgently need to manage risk using tools like insurance. Read how INSURED promotes the use of agricultural insurance to build resilience and strengthen livelihoods.

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