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Guatemala: Turning up the heat

Indigenous communities of Guatemala are feeling the effects of deforestation. Increased agriculture, illegal logging and fires have reduced forest cover, and rising temperatures and unpredictable bursts of rainfall that wash away the soil are making it difficult for farming communities to sustain themselves.

Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger

In August 2018, the heads of the three Rome-based food agencies travelled to Niger to strengthen their joint efforts to reduce poverty and hunger.

Anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous people in some 70 countries around the world. Worldwide, they account for 5 per cent of the population, but represent 15 per cent of those living in poverty.

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today.

Recipes for Change: Gak Ik (Turkey soup)

Try the Recipe at home: Gak Ik (Turkey soup) - Guatemala

Recipes for Change: Smoked fish with sesame and sorrel sauce

Try the recipe at home: Smoked fish with sesame and sorrel sauce - Chad

UN to launch new progress report on achieving Zero Hunger

On 11 September 2018, the new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World will be launched by five UN agencies – FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNICEF and WHO.

IFAD's Independent Office of Evaluation launches "Roots", a podcast aimed at rural communities

On 4 September, the Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launches "Roots", a podcast created to disseminate the voice of rural workers in their own communities and in the world.

UN Food Gardens initiative getting climate smarter with IFAD

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the UN Food Gardens initiative at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

World Water Week: Promoting sustainable irrigation by focusing on ecosystems

There is a direct link between human development and water. This is especially true for rural communities where access to water is a necessity to undertake subsistence agricultural production and to attain a minimum health standard.

Call for Interest for Consultant – Evaluations - IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE)

The Independent Office of Evaluation is seeking expressions of interest by highly motivated senior consultants to contribute to the following evaluations as team leaders or senior members.

From coconuts to hair oil: partnering producers and value chains

Rising demand for coconut and niche products can offer a route from poverty to prosperity for rural communities.

Tajikistan: United We Stand

Despite recent economic growth, the Republic of Tajikistan is still one of the poorest Central Asian countries. Its rural population makes up for 3/4 of the total and relies mostly on livestock and herding as its mainstay.

Why smallholder farmers are the key to combating global warming

This summer in the northern hemisphere has been characterised by unusually high temperatures and wildfires in many countries.

As millions experience increased food insecurity in the Sahel, UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel.

Modernizing of micro shoe industries in Bangladesh

Bhairob, Bangladesh, has traditionally been a footwear producing area, and more than 7000 factories have been established here over the past few decades.

Call for Interest for Junior Consultant – IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) - deadline extended 9 September 2018

The Independent Office of Evaluation is looking for highly motivated junior consultants to work as Research Analyst.

UN Food Agencies’ chiefs in Niger to support the Sahel’s efforts to fight hunger

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will visit Niger from 15-18 August 2018, to highlight regional efforts to address the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9 August. This year’s theme is indigenous peoples’ migration and movement. It is a special day to unite our voices and walk together towards social and environmental justice.

IFAD to fund project to help hurricane-damaged agricultural areas of Haiti recover

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Haiti signed a financing agreement today that will help restore agricultural productivity in areas of the country most-affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

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