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Saving the Amazon: The story of the indigenous women fighting climate change

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a group of indigenous women are fighting climate change through reforestation and ancestral farming techniques.  

Germany commits EUR 15 million to pay poor rural people for their work to preserve ecosystems

To support the essential contribution that rural people make to preserve ecosystems, IFAD will remunerate rural communities and small-scale producers for their environmental work through a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) projects. Today at COP27 Germany pledged to contribute to the project by providing an additional EUR 15 million to IFAD's Enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+).

Cooking at the top of the world: A family in Nepal share their story of climate resilience with Meteorologist Clare Nasir

Meteorologist Clare Nasir travels to Nepal where she shares a homecooked meal with a local family and discovers how rural farming communities are adapting to the threat of climate change.

IFAD President Alvaro Lario and Indonesia’s Minister Of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo Confirm Support to Small-Scale Farmers and Rural Communities

IFAD President Alvaro Lario met Indonesia’s Minister for Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo today to deepen the successful partnership between the Republic of Indonesia and IFAD in securing decent lives and livelihoods for small-scale farmers.

Small-scale farmers are vital to feeding West and Central Africa and transforming food systems

On 16 November 2022, IFAD will convene policy-makers, development practitioners, rural producers and farmers organizations at its second Farmers Forum in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire to explore opportunities to strengthen partnerships between them. Together, they can work jointly for sustainable transformation of food systems and food security.

European Investment Bank confirms EUR 500 million loan to IFAD to invest in global food security

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and IFAD have signed their first financial agreement today. The EIB will lend IFAD EUR 500 million in support of IFAD’s programme of targeted loans that aim to improve food security and reduce poverty in rural areas. The new EIB financing will strengthen IFAD’s urgent response to assist small-scale farmers to adapt to climate change and cope with the current global food, fertiliser, and fuel crisis.

Mind the Gap: Climate adaptation is falling far short of needs

To respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening around us every day, we urgently need to invest in climate adaptation. UNEP’s Adaptation Gap Report identifies the gap between where we are and where we need to be. Jo Puri shares her impressions on what this year’s report reveals.

Adapt or starve: Press conference with IFAD Goodwill Ambassador Sabrina Dhowre Elba at COP 27

As climate negotiations enter a second week of crucial discussions at COP27 in Egypt, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD Goodwill Ambassador, shines a spotlight on the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and advocates for increased investments to help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change.

Why climate finance matters: Your questions answered

Climate finance is complicated, and we get a lot of questions about everything it entails. We’ve put together some answers to the ones we receive most often.

The UN’s Agricultural Development Fund finds that its investments in small-scale farming are net negative - according to new report

New research shows that investments in small-scale farmers and poor rural populations in developing countries over 20 years by IFAD sequestered more carbon and reduced more greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions than they emitted, proving to be effective in limiting climate change.

Long-term rural development necessary to end cycle of ‘multicrisis’, UN agency to tell Paris Peace Forum

As world leaders gather this week in Paris to leverage their collective power against crises threatening global stability, the president of IFAD will call for long-term support for the small-scale farmers who are essential for food security but get short-changed in the response to climate change, conflict and spiralling prices.

Climate finance keeps carbon where it belongs: underground

Climate finance is essential to prevent the worst-case climate scenarios from happening and to protect the most vulnerable people from a climate breakdown.

IFAD to lead the food pillar of Egypt’s Nexus for Water, Food and Energy (NWFE)

The Government of Egypt has selected IFAD to lead a multi-billion dollar food and agriculture pillar. NWFE is part of Egypt’s bold move to launch its first National Climate Change Strategy 2050.

Financing resilience: how ASAP+ is helping rural communities adapt to climate change

When it comes to climate change, small-scale farmers are among the world’s most vulnerable communities. This is why IFAD focuses on climate resilient agriculture and climate finance through programmes like ASAP+.

Norway pledges an additional US$9.5 million to climate adaptation for small-scale farmers

As part of a commitment to triple its support to climate adaptation by 2026, Norway has pledged an additional NOK 100 million (approximately US$9.5 million) contribution of urgently needed climate finance to IFAD today.

Four ways small-scale fishers can help us weather the climate storm

Climate change and environmental degradation are posing an unprecedented threat to the world. Find out how small-scale fishers are weathering the storm – and becoming part of the solution.  

Placing small-scale farmers and rural populations at the heart of climate discussions - IFAD at COP 27

To ensure small-scale farmers and rural populations from developing countries receive the attention and funding they urgently need, IFAD is organising, and will be active in, over twenty events at COP27 to highlight the challenges and solutions that small-scale farmers need to feed a growing population while adapting to the escalating impacts of climate change.

At COP27, we need big wins for a greener future, says IFAD President

Ahead of this year’s COP, President Lario shares three big wins for the planet that can mitigate climate change and help the world’s poorest rural people adapt to its inevitable impacts.

COP: Where does it come from and where is it going?

Egypt is set to host COP27, an annual meeting where decision makers discuss how best to tackle climate change. But how did the summit come to be and what difference does it make for rural farmers? Find out here.

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.

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