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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.

Development veteran and former head of UK's Ebola Task Force joins IFAD as Associate Vice-President

Donal Brown of the United Kingdom has joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as Associate Vice-President of the Programme Management Department.

African post offices can be at the forefront of remittance and financial services in rural areas

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, according to a report released today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission (EC) on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances to be observed tomorrow.

International Day of Family Remittances: Working to build prosperity at home

Ahead of the International Day of Family Remittances to be observed on 16 June, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) called for continued efforts to help remittance-receiving families build a sustainable future for themselves and their communities.

Invitation to bid: Project-Friendly Metrics and Technologies for Better Results in Nutrition-Sensitive Projects

This Call for proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a Project-Friendly Metrics and Technologies for Better Results in Nutrition-Sensitive Projects.

IFAD attracts business to climate smart investments

Agriculture is stepping up in the fight against climate change with help from the private sector. A new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that investing in climate-resilient agriculture can attract sizeable contributions from the private sector.

New US$62.1 million grant to help boost rural enterprise sector in Mozambique

A new financial agreement, signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Mozambique, will help more than 287,700 rural people engaged in agriculture, fisheries and small and medium-sized enterprises in 10 provinces improve their access to national and regional markets.

How inclusive rural transformation will be crucial to promote sustainable and resilient societies

IFAD highlights that the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.

Swedish government joins Rome-based UN agencies to discuss Agenda 2030 climate change challenges

Poor rural and coastal communities are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Their livelihoods on what can be marginalized lands are dependent upon the sustainable management of natural resources – so climate change increases any existing vulnerabilities, threatening their stability.

UN agency President at EAT Stockholm Food Forum: striking the right balance to feed the world

Ending poverty and hunger top the list of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but achieving this shared ambition by 2030 will only happen if the world finds the right balance between meeting rising food demands while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community resilience, according to Gilbert F. Houngbo, the President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development.

IFAD and Nepal invest US$68.1 million to improve incomes and food and nutrition security for rural smallholders

IFAD and Nepal have signed a financing agreement to significantly improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 35,000 rural farming households in 10 districts in State 6.

Knowledge-sharing and partnerships are key to eradicating poverty and hunger by 2030

A high-level delegation of the Government of China, representatives from Italy, several African countries and United Nations officials, participated today in a workshop aimed at boosting the sharing of knowledge and building partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on eradicating hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

Empowering Afro-descendant communities in Latin America

Afro-descendants are among the most vulnerable populations in Latin America, facing the region’s worst rates of inequality, violence and rural poverty. A recent IFAD-supported grant worked to challenge these trends, empowering Afro-descendants to exercise their rights, increase their incomes and achieve greater social inclusion.

Cooperative of indigenous women in Guatemala reaches international markets

In Guatemala, a cooperative of indigenous women is now exporting goods to international markets with the support of an IFAD grant.

IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to promote innovations for rural transformation

Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials to discuss expanding successful rural development investments to include stronger links between public and private sector.

Call for proposals: IFAD grant financing to implement a project on "Delivering Extension Services to the Last-Mile: Improving smallholders' access to innovation and pluralistic, demand-driven extension services"

This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on ‘Delivering Extension Services to the Last-Mile: Improving smallholders' access to innovation and pluralistic, demand-driven extension services’ .

Tools for the trade to reach new markets in Manila

Roland’s workshop sits by the side of the road, a large wooden structure from which the sounds of a lathe and a hammer emerge from time to time. In the garden, two teenagers are stripping dried palm leaves into fibre, which a woman is wrapping around a knife handle.

Independent evaluation shows that IFAD's support to Angola has helped small farmers to improve their livelihoods

Development projects supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to improve the productivity and production of main staple crops, which enabled households participating in the projects to move beyond subsistence farming, according to the findings of a new evaluation report presented today in Luanda.

Call for papers - IFAD Journal of Law and Rural Development

The IFAD Journal of Law and Rural Development invites you to submit papers for the third issue of the Journal, which will be published in Spring 2019. The topic of the third issue will be the relationship between youth, migration and rural development. Articles do not need to focus solely on legal issues, and articles on other relevant topics will also be considered. The deadline for receipt of draft articles is 30 September 2018.

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