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The Rural Solutions Portal: IFAD’s web platform to leverage South-South and Triangular Cooperation for better livelihoods

One of the challenges is to share knowledge and lessons between countries and regions.

IFAD supports G20 initiatives to promote land management and rural youth employment

Ahead of his address to the Group of Twenty (G20) Ministers of Agriculture Meeting this week, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), offered the institution's full support for efforts to increase the sustainable production of nutritious foods.

Agencias de la ONU con sede Roma profundizan su colaboración en América Latina y el Caribe

FAO, FIDA y WFP –las tres agencias de las Naciones Unidas con sede en Roma- están preparando planes de trabajo conjunto para Haití, Guatemala y Colombia, que incluyen la erradicación de la pobreza, el hambre, la promoción del desarrollo rural y agrícola y la prevención y gestión de desastres de origen natural.

IFAD announces new Associate Vice-President to lead its Corporate Services Department

Guoqi Wu joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as the Associate Vice-President of the Corporate Services Department.

Water and the SDGs – the crucial common denominator

When a human baby is born, 75 per cent of its body mass is water. We are made of water and, like all living creatures on our planet, we would wither and die without it.

Senegal: IFAD invests in opportunities

The number of international migrants worldwide is growing at a faster rate than the world's population, reaching 258 million in 2017. Every day thousands of people leave their homes in search of a better life.

Invitation to bid: Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture

This Call for proposals to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture.

FIDA y WFP estrechan colaboración con los países de América Latina y el Caribe para el logro de la Agenda 2030

El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) y el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (WFP), firmaron hoy un acuerdo con el fin de fortalecer su cooperación, profundizando así el impacto de sus acciones para el logro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) en América Latina y el Caribe.

Increased access to finance could help thousands of smallholder farmers while improving Mali’s agriculture sector

More than 440,000 smallholder farmers in Mali will soon have better access to rural financial services thanks to a new agreement signed on 6 July by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Mali.

Assessment of IFAD’s policy impact in Asia

IFAD understands that projects alone cannot eradicate rural poverty or generate rural transformation because, inevitably, they reach a limited number of people.

Strengthened partnership with Sudan and IFAD to focus on future of rural transformation

udan’s economic future may rest in the hands of its smallholder farmers. Two thirds of the country’s population (36.2 million people) live in rural areas and agriculture provides essential employment for 70-80 percent of the labour force.

IFAD and Guatemala’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock discuss inclusive rural transformation at regional event

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAGA), hosted the second edition of the Dialogues for Inclusive Rural Transformation in Guatemala event last week.

Transforming youth into agents of change

It was just after midday, on a hot and rainy day in May, that we met with Emmanuel Abaysenga outside of the facilities of the Nyanza Milk Industries.

Improving traditional products to reach new markets

Family farmers in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina and Egypt have increased their incomes, production and skills by taking part in a project funded by an IFAD grant and implemented by Oxfam Italia.

The Gambia: IFAD invests in rural women

Almost half the world's agricultural workers are women, yet they own less land than men. Farmer Awa Jagne speaks about how access to land has changed her life.

New agriculture development project will support family farming and reduce food imports in the Union of Comoros

A new agricultural development project, which will assist 35,000 vulnerable smallholder farmers improve local food production and reduce reliance on imports, was launched on 19 June in Moroni, the capital of the Union of Comoros.

IFAD's Transparency Agenda

Transparency is imperative to achieve greater accountability and development effectiveness. This video shows IFAD’s increased commitment to high transparency standards in all aspects of operations. It also presents the corporate transparency action plan developed to help IFAD build a culture of transparency to promote partnerships based on trust and to maximize development impacts.

IFAD and GEF: Working together to boost the development dividend

By balancing higher yields and incomes with healthy ecosystems, a new report shows how the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN specialized agency dedicated to smallholder agriculture development, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), are benefiting millions of rural people in developing countries.

IFAD’s External Relations and Governance chief in China to visit rural families and meet with senior officials

Charlotte Salford, Associate Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is in China this week to meet with senior officials of the government, partners from the private sector as well as participants in IFAD-supported projects. IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries.

Development of Kenya’s aquaculture sector could reduce rural poverty and tackle chronic malnutrition and food insecurity

More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Kenya in support of the country’s aquaculture sector.

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