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Five tips for journalists reporting on Indigenous Peoples

Journalists can play an important role in telling the stories of Indigenous Peoples. Here are five ways in which the media can report on these important communities in a meaningful way.  

IFAD President and President of Kenya agree to accelerate agriculture and adapt to climate crisis

On his first official visit to Kenya, Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, met with William Ruto, President of Kenya, to strengthen IFAD and Kenya’s long-standing partnership to scale up investments in agriculture and help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change.

Caravan of hope: How mobile shelters changed the lives of shepherds in Türkiye

Shepherds in Türkiye rely on the Taurus Mountains for their livelihoods - but living and working in these highlands is no mean feat. Here’s how IFAD-funded caravans have provided them with more comfortable, hygienic and safe living conditions.

Urgent investment in rural areas is needed to safeguard global food security says UN’s IFAD

To avert future food crises and growing global hunger, IFAD's President Alvaro Lario arrives in Washington this week with an urgent call for increased investment in the small-scale farmers who produce one-third of the world’s food.

Bigging up biodiversity – Episode 43

This month on Farms.Food.Future we immersed ourselves in the world of biodiversity, ahead of World Biodiversity Day on 22 May.

Japan and UN’s IFAD boost global food security by connecting small-scale producers to the private sector

In a statement released today by Alvaro Lario, President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Tetsuro Nomura, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF), the two leaders announced the launch of the Enhanced Linkages between Private Sector and Small-scale Producers initiative (ELPS).

Meet the farmers fighting for our ecosystems

Ecosystems across the world are suffering huge losses. Here are three examples of how small-scale farmers are working to restore and conserve our habitats.

IFAD at the Perugia International Journalism Festival

How do we make reporting on Indigenous Peoples’ issues safe and meaningful? IFAD will engage with the journalistic community in an event at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, as part of its work to raise the voice of the poorest and most disenfranchised rural people.

IFAD President Alvaro Lario meets Minister Tetsuro Nomura and joins the G7 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting in Miyazaki, Japan

As the world braces for yet another year of uncertainty amid multiple crises, IFAD's President Alvaro Lario will make his second official visit to Japan to bring the voices of poor small-scale food producers in developing countries.

After the earthquake in Türkiye, rural people need more support than ever

In southern Türkiye countless farming communities are suffering after losing their homes and livelihoods to the devastating earthquake that struck the country.

IFAD issues first sustainable bond in euros to Germany’s HPK and others, increasing investments to alleviate rural poverty and hunger

IFAD today issues its first-ever euro private placement for €65 million to four German pension funds with the Hamburger Pensionskasse (HPK) as key investor.

Behind the scenes of an IFAD project: Your top questions answered

Find out what happens behind the scenes of an IFAD project as we answer our followers’ top questions.

10 000 productores rurales ecuatorianos transformarán sus medios de vida gracias a un proyecto de USD 30 millones apoyado por el FIDA

Con la visión compartida de superar la pobreza rural y lograr un campo próspero, competitivo, sostenible e inclusivo, el Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) del Ecuador y el FIDA presentaron hoy en Guayaquil el nuevo Proyecto de Desarrollo Sostenible y Apropiado en Territorios Rurales (DESATAR).

Six proven ways to transform rural communities

After 40 years working with rural people, here are some of the things we have learned to make our work under IFAD13 a success.

IFAD and Burundi sign US$3 million grant to help cushion small-scale farmers from continued impacts of Ukraine crisis

Today, IFAD and the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (MINEAGRIE) signed a US$3 million grant to help mitigate the ongoing impacts of the Ukraine crisis.

The EU and IFAD join forces to support resilient and sustainable food systems

Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, and Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, signed two agreements today for a total of €70.7 million.

IFAD officials to meet government authorities and small-scale farmers in Angola

Donal Brown and Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Alberto Cogliati will make a three-day visit to the country, from 28 to 31 March.

IFAD loan of 5 million euros to Mauritania to help strengthen the resilience of marginalized rural populations

IFAD and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania have signed a loan agreement for 5 million euros to finance the "Joint Sahel Programme in response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflicts and Climate Change (SD3C G5 Sahel + Senegal).

Innovating for a sustainable farming future – Episode 42

Our catchword of the month is innovation.

From Nigeria to Nepal, going online helps rural women build businesses

Meet the women using digital tools to build successful businesses and stronger communities.

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