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IFAD, the UN’s rural development agency, and the Kingdom of Cambodia deepen partnership for inclusive agricultural growth
An IFAD delegation to the Kingdom of Cambodia led by Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department, and Reehana Raza, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, met key officials, including Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, to discuss investments that will promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth in rural Cambodia, particularly through priority export and domestic value chains.
Tackling unprecedented levels of hunger - Global leaders to accelerate action at IFAD’s 46th Governing Council
As the world faces the largest food crisis in modern history, global leaders including Heads of state, government ministers, and representatives of youth and indigenous peoples, will gather in Rome to participate in the annual Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Senegal: IFAD partners with private sector to unleash financial inclusion in rural areas
IFAD has developed two new public-private partnerships to enhance access to cheaper, faster and safer remittances, the hard-earned money sent home by migrant workers. New partnerships aim to increase access to digital and financial services and products across rural areas of Senegal.
UN rural development agency IFAD and Government of Lao PDR commit to improving nutrition in rural areas
On a four-day visit to the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Reehana Raza, IFAD’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, met Phet Phomphiphak, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
Georgia and Kyrgyzstan: sustained efforts toward collective community pasture management
Pastoral communities in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan work hand in hand with IFAD to make land use more equitable, productive and sustainable.
Promoting indigenous voices - Episode 40
With IFAD’s Indigenous Peoples’ Forum coming up in February, we focus on a crucial yet underrepresented group in the fight for climate change: Indigenous Peoples.
IFAD and African Development Bank are on a mission to boost agricultural productivity in Africa
As food security for millions of Africans continues to be impacted by rising food and fuel prices further compounded by threats of a debt crisis in some countries, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and IFAD are joining forces to address the structural problems hampering agricultural productivity in Africa through a new programme aimed at feeding Africa sustainably.
How livestock in Lesotho is adapting to climate change
An IFAD-FAO study from Lesotho provides valuable insight on how to mitigate against climate change while sustainably producing enough healthy food for everyone.
Why insects are the next global superfood
IFAD helps rural small-scale farmers reduce emissions while adapting to climate change. Find out how rearing insects as human food and livestock feed can achieve these goals.
UN Report: 131 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean cannot access a healthy diet
The new United Nations report Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2022 finds that 22.5% of the Latin America and the Caribbean population cannot afford a healthy diet. In the Caribbean this figure reaches 52%; in Mesoamerica, 27.8%; and in South America, 18.4%.
Sénégal : Le FIDA et le CNCR signent un accord de don pour l’amélioration des revenus des femmes et des jeunes entrepreneurs avicoles villageois
Le FIDA et le Conseil national de concertation et de coopération des ruraux (CNCR) du Sénégal, viennent de signer un Accord de don pour améliorer les revenus des femmes et des jeunes entrepreneurs avicoles villageois ayant subi les conséquences des mesures restrictives prises pour faire face à la pandémie de Covid19.
How smallholder farmers in Madagascar, Burkina Faso and Eswatini endured the coronavirus pandemic
When covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, IFAD helped farmers’ organizations adopt new ways of operating amid a global pandemic.
Actor Idris Elba tells world leaders that poor farmers need investment not handouts at award ceremony in Davos
At Davos today, actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba, both Goodwill Ambassadors for IFAD, received the 2023 Crystal Award for their leadership in championing and advocating on behalf of the millions of poor small-scale farmers across the globe who work each day to produce one-third of the world’s food and more than 70 percent of the food produced in Africa and Asia, and are essential to ensure global and local food security and thus social and political stability.
Putting rural people in the development driving seat in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, community driven development puts small-scale farmers in charge of identifying what they need to prosper and how development funding should be used.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary investments in long-term rural development and food sovereignty says UN leader ahead of Davos
Ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in Davos next week, Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, warns of the urgent need to invest at speed and scale in long-term rural development to prevent recurring food crises and end hunger and poverty.
The Tunisian woman who weaved her way to a better life
In rural Tunisia women are breaking free of gender norms and building successful businesses to provide for their families.
Fish farming brings prosperity in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Lao farmers are working hand in hand with IFAD to change rural fortunes through fish farming.
2022: Resilience in the face of adversity
As we near the end of 2022, IFAD looks back on some of the themes that defined a year of dramatic change.
Putting our money where our mouth is – Episode 39
First up, we’d like to introduce you to IFAD’s new President, Alvaro Lario, who tells us about his plans for the agency.
Three innovative farming solutions made possible through South-South and Triangular Cooperation
The importance of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation and three ways it changed the lives of smallholder farmers.