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Senegal and IFAD partner to promote climate resilient agriculture and rural entrepreneurship

Over 43,700 vulnerable rural households in Senegal will benefit from a US$72.4 million programme that aims to improve food and nutrition security and incomes of smallholder crop and livestock farmers in four regions of Senegal.

IFAD welcomes the European Union’s commitment to a new impact fund targeting small agribusinesses across emerging markets

The European Union has committed €45 million to the establishment of a new impact fund that will boost investments in small rural agribusinesses across emerging markets.

The Real Groundbreakers: Halimé Djimet, Chad

Halimé Djimet is leading a collective of women in Chad to produce and market their sesame seed oil successfully.

IFAD to invest $13 million in Myanmar to reduce poverty and improve food security and nutrition in rural areas

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has signed a financing agreement with the Government of Myanmar to reduce poverty, and improve food security and nutrition for over 390,000 rural people in the northern Magway region and southern Chin state.

Building bridges between smallholders and financial markets

One of the major challenges facing smallholders is getting adequate and cost-efficient protection against price volatility and climate-related impacts on production.

UN Messenger for Peace, Midori, performs in poor rural communities in Viet Nam's Tuyen Quang province

The world-renowned violinist and UN Messenger of Peace, Midori, will travel to rural Viet Nam this week to meet with and perform for villagers in a remote and poverty-stricken community where projects supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have been working to improve conditions.

From Africa to Brazil and back: empowering youth through South-South learning exchange

Seven women and men from Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ivory Coast take part in a one-week learning exchange programme in Brazil focused on climate resilient post-harvest management of cassava.

Major international discussions draw to a close in Poland

An international conference in Poland will try to finalise a deal on how to tackle climate change, but delegates from almost 200 countries are yet to agree on how to implement the Paris climate accord reached three years ago.

Acting now: enforcing global action to limit further warming of the planet

Delegates from some 200 countries are meeting for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland at an event hosted by the United Nations.

New IFAD-funded project to raise incomes of smallholder farmers in Uganda

Over 30,800 vulnerable rural households in Uganda will benefit from a US$210.4 million project that aims to sustainably increase rural livelihoods by supporting an efficient oil palm industry that complies with modern environmental and social standards.

IFAD-financed projects support rural poverty reduction and agricultural development in Kenya

Rural development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to increase productivity, incomes and food security in Kenya, according to a new report presented today in the capital city of Nairobi.

Angela Merkel sends message of support that includes IFAD at Global Citizens’ Mandela 100 Festival

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on the international community to increase food production and help create jobs in rural areas to help defeat poverty and hunger.

Recipes for Change: Sesame Fish with Sorrel Sauce

Traditional rainfall patterns are changing in Chad, making it increasingly difficult for the poorest populations who rely on small farming for subsistence, to successfully plant and harvest their crops.

India: Nutrition through innovation

An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, India, where 42% of children suffer from malnutrition.

Kenya and IFAD to discuss results of impact evaluation and country strategy aimed at better targeting interventions and strengthening partnerships in the country

The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Kenya are holding a one-day workshop to present the results of an independent evaluation of IFAD's country strategy and programme in Kenya.

IFAD and Zimbabwe to affirm partnership and commitment to reducing rural poverty

In his first visit to Zimbabwe since taking office as President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo will meet President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and other government officials to discuss investments to improve food and nutrition security, provide employment opportunities for rural youth, and reduce poverty.

IFAD and Egypt partner to reduce rural poverty and improve farm productivity and income

Donal Brown, IFAD Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department, will meet with government officials during a four-day visit to Egypt that is centred on IFAD investments to galvanize rural development and transform marginalized areas.

Pope Francis to address world leaders at the Governing Council of IFAD, a Rome-based United Nations agency, on 14 February 2019

Against the backdrop of rising global hunger, Pope Francis will join world leaders at the opening ceremony of the Forty-Second session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, on 14 February 2019.

Bolivia and IFAD team up to improve the lives of rural poor people

Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), begins a four-day visit to Bolivia today to meet with government officials and development partners to discuss ways to strengthen alliances and have a greater impact on the lives of rural poor people in the country.

Agriculture Advantage 2.0: Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate

A six-day side event series at COP24, identifying actions to transform global food systems to deliver on food security, adaptation to climate change, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

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