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Let’s talk about goats

Antonio Rota has more than 30 years’ experience working with livestock in the rural development sector. He will be participating in a national conference on developing a vibrant goat sector in India, 16-17 April 2018.

Why feminism’s next wave has everything to do with farming

Amplifying the Voices of Rural Women – an event organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development at the Perugia International Journalism Festival.

Finding a future in farming in Guinea

Should I stay or should I go? This question is likely on the mind of hundreds of thousands of young people in developing countries wondering what the future holds for them at home and dreaming of a better life abroad.

Support to smallholder farmers, women and youth on the agenda for discussions with Mauritanian President and Prime Minister

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and other officials of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to discuss how investment in agriculture can ensure food and nutrition security and create jobs for rural people, particularly women and youth.

United Nations agency welcomes former EBRD director to lead newly-created External Relations and Governance Department

Charlotte Salford, a Swedish national and founder and Managing Director of GROWTHCAP, a private firm advising socially responsible small and medium enterprises, has joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as Associate Vice-President of External Relations and Governance.

Organizing farmers is crucial to feeding West and Central Africa and achieving global development goals

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania are hosting a four-day forum that brings together policymakers, development practitioners, rural producers and farmers organizations to find ways to strengthen food security and poverty reduction at country and regional levels.

IFAD President and Angolan President to discuss investment in rural youth employment

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, and other officials of the Republic of Angola, to discuss investing in rural communities to improve food security and provide employment opportunities for rural youth.

IFAD loan of US$18.5 million will boost food security and raise incomes of farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

Over 32,500 rural households in the Bagoué, Poro, Tchologo, Hambol and Gbêkê regions will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Cote d’Ivoire to increase the incomes and food and nutrition security of rural households.

IFAD and Myanmar invest $65.2 million to promote profitability of smallholder agriculture in eastern states

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Myanmar signed a financing agreement today to improve incomes for 62,400 poor rural households who depend on smallholder agriculture, agroforestry, or rural wage labour in the eastern states of Kayin and Shan.

Rural development experts and private sector leaders to discuss public, private, producer partnerships for smallholders and agribusiness entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka will convene a three-day conference starting today to exchange knowledge and experience on creating sustainable and inclusive agribusiness models for smallholders and entrepreneurs in rural areas.

IFAD leads on sustainable farming on World Water Day

On World Water Day 2018, a new report released by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that sustainable investment in freshwater ecosystems in developing countries helps farmers reduce the impact from floods, droughts and water pollution.

10 ways in which ICTs can transform the lives of rural women

What is the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), media and digital technologies in empowering women and girls? Rural women make significant contributions to their communities in a variety of ways.

Sudan: Seed money

Rural women are the poorest of the poor in Sudan. Access to education is severly limited and they often have little say in the running of their families or communities.

Development experts to discuss impacts of climate change on water resources in Pakistan at one-day seminar

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Pakistan will convene a one-day seminar in Islamabad today to exchange knowledge on innovative climate change adaptation and mitigation practices that rural communities...

How public-private-producer-partnerships are transforming agriculture in Tanzania

Saada and Jerard are two young half-siblings, who were reunited through agriculture. Jerard was raised by his father in Iringa, a transport-hub in central Tanzania.

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women's economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at IFAD on 8 March, International Women’s Day.

Radio and mobile phones bring life-changing solutions to rural women

As thousands of farmers in central Tanzania battle with long spells of dry weather and erratic rainfall, with little hope of feeding their families, Juliana Yusuph is no longer worried.

Sweden strengthens partnership to accelerate economic empowerment for rural women

Recognizing the multiplying effects of investing in rural women, the Swedish Government – through its development agency Sida – announced a US$5 million commitment to the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE).

This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset

“I’m using everything now,” says Samuel Gachau Kimani, showing off the biogas digester on his farm in Kirura, Kenya, north of Nairobi.

Transforming the lives of rural women and girls through media and information communication technologies

The three Rome-based agencies of the United Nations, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), are celebrating 2018 International Women's Day at IFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy on 8 March.

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