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As temperatures rise, so too does our need for diverse crops

Drought is the number one cause of agricultural production loss. This is why IFAD supports small-scale farmers as they grow crops that are resilient, but often neglected.

The UN’s agricultural development fund invests US$7.96 billion in poorest rural communities to grow the world’s food: 2022 annual report

In 2022, despite conflict, climate change and the continued stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic which threatened the food security and livelihoods of millions of rural people, IFAD invested US$7.96 billion in rural areas in the world’s poorest countries, according to its annual report released today.

IFAD Annual Report 2022

The Annual Report provides milestones and highlights from IFAD’s work during 2022. Readers can learn how IFAD is supporting rural people to build their resilience to the crises of today and tomorrow, and of the different initiatives that will put us in a position to achieve even greater impact.

Agricultural programmes are key to food security and dietary diversity

Agricultural programmes are key to food security and dietary diversity in rural areas, we must continue investing in them.

New Zealand contributes US$3.57 million to IFAD to enhance resilience of Pacific island communities through climate smart agriculture

IFAD and the Government of New Zealand signed a NZD 5.75 million (USD 3.57 million) agreement to support Pacific communities to ensure sustainable access to water and healthy diets.

122 million more people pushed into hunger since 2019 due to multiple crises, reveals UN report 

Over 122 million more people are facing hunger in the world since 2019 due to the pandemic and repeated weather shocks and conflicts, including the war in Ukraine, according to the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report published today jointly by five United Nations specialized agencies.

Zero Hunger: Are we on track to achieve it by 2030?

The SOFI 2023 report reveals that many people are still going hungry, with the world’s most vulnerable regions and people worst affected. We explore what is causing hunger today and how we can make real change, now.

Bolivia: Más de 19 000 productores rurales fortalecerán su resiliencia al cambio climático con apoyo del FIDA

Con apoyo técnico y financiero del FIDA, el Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras de Bolivia ha anunciado la puesta en marcha de un nuevo programa orientado a incrementar los ingresos y la resiliencia climática de más de 19 000 pequeños productores rurales vulnerables en 35 municipios de los departamentos de Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Potosí y Tarija, y en las regiones del Altiplano, Chaco y Valles.

From bunnies to buffalo, livestock give rural women a living

Meet the rural women who are tending to livestock while earning a living and empowering themselves.

The people feeding the world should get their due

Despite their gruelling work, rural people all over the world aren’t getting a fair return. Find out how IFAD is empowering small-scale farmers to earn and produce more, while improving their working conditions.

Five decades of rural transformation: IFAD's greatest successes

Since its founding in 1977, IFAD has worked to enable rural people all over the world to overcome immense challenges and thrive. We take a look at some of our biggest successes over the years.

UN’s IFAD goes to Ireland calling for increased funding to rural people in bid to curb global food insecurity

The President of IFAD arrives today in Ireland to advocate for greater investments in the small-scale farmers and food producers in developing countries who generate a third of the world’s food but are often most impacted by hunger and poverty.

Miles de familias rurales del VRAEM invirtieron 230 millones de soles junto al FIDA y el Gobierno de Perú para mejorar sus ingresos y fortalecer su capacidad agraria

Más de 50 000 familias rurales en situación de vulnerabilidad, han logrado mejorar sus medios de vida gracias a un proyecto ejecutado por MIDAGRI y que contó con el apoyo técnico y financiero del FIDA.

Spatial technology creates opportunities for vulnerable small-scale food producers as IFAD and ESA join forces

IFAD and the European Space Agency have stepped up their partnership to help vulnerable small-scale food producers increase their ability to grow food and adapt to climate change by using state-of-the-art spatial technology and data.

Food security and nutrition receive a boost in Mozambique

IFAD and the Government of Mozambique signed two grant agreements with a combined value of US$4.2 million.

Innovation matters, especially for small-scale farmers

IFAD applies the latest tools and technologies to support small-scale farmers. Here are six examples of innovations proven to work for rural communities all over the world.

Farmers in Mozambique rise to the challenge

Farmers in Mozambique face unimaginable challenges. We must continue to support them if we want to see rural communities lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Norway's Minister of International Development, Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, shares her reflections on her recent visit to Mozambique.

SIDS, food security and climate shocks – Episode 45

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are facing unimaginable challenges, including worsening food security and climate change. Join us and IFAD’s Climate change and environmental specialist Oliver Page to learn more about how to help the islands’ small-scale farmers and fishers strengthen their climate resilience.

IFAD and European Space Agency use spatial technology to better serve the world’s poorest rural food producers

As current global crises converge, business as usual will not suffice. Leveraging innovation and new partnerships has become increasingly important as world leaders search for new ways to tackle hunger, poverty and the growing impacts of climate change.

France champions ambitious call to fund IFAD to ensure long-term global food security and stability

During the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact, held in Paris 22-23 June, France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, called on global leaders to substantially increase their contributions to IFAD.

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