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UN Rural development agency partners with Amundi to issue IFAD’s largest sustainable bond to date

Today IFAD issued its largest private placement (€115 million) to Amundi Asset Management, to increase financing for inclusive and sustainable rural transformation.

Let's raise a glass to South Asia’s dairy farmers

Milk is widely produced in South Asia, but not without its challenges. Here’s how IFAD helps small-scale farmers across the region optimize their production.

A new strategy for a new country: IFAD supports youth in South Sudan

To transform rural lives we must build a strong understanding of the countries we operate in. Find out how IFAD is doing just that in South Sudan.

IFAD President visits Canada, advocating for greater investment in small-scale farming to alleviate global food crises

Today, Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD arrives in Canada to advocate on behalf of small-scale farmers and poor rural communities in developing countries, to be better able to boost local food production, adapt to climate change and build solid and reliable regional food supply chains.

Fighting water scarcity with innovation – Episode 44

This month we are focusing on water scarcity.

Rural people rely on biodiversity. Here's how IFAD protects it

Biodiversity is especially important for small-scale farmers. Here’s how IFAD is further integrating it into projects all over the world.

Rural people make a beeline for prosperity

On World Bee Day, meet the pollinators buzzing to protect our planet and the rural people taking care of them.

Call for tender: Asia and the Pacific Implementation partner for the Smallholder Economic Empowerment through Digital Solutions Project

IFAD intends to allocate grant funds from the resources under the Supplementary Fund Grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), Republic of Korea for the implementation of the grant Smallholder Economic Empowerment through Digital Solutions (SEEDs).

Brewing up a better future for Sri Lankan tea farmers

Sri Lanka is among the world’s top five exporters of tea. But tea farmers here must balance making a profit and preserving the soil. Find out how IFAD is helping farmers diversify their income streams so they can be more resilient and secure a better life for themselves.

IFAD project helps preserve the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest and improve communities' lives

IFAD and the government of the state of Maranhão launched today a project that seeks to address the pressing issue of environmental degradation of the Amazon Forest in Maranhão and the high rates of poverty and food insecurity in the region - the “Amazon Sustainable Management Project (PAGES).”

EIB and IFAD deepen collaboration to strengthen food security, climate adaption and expedite project implementation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and IFAD have today penned two agreements to further strengthen their cooperation in low- and middle-income countries worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa.

La escuela móvil de cocina Miska recorre Bolivia para formar a cientos de jóvenes emprendedores rurales

Miska, palabra quechua que significa “siembra temprana”, es el nombre simbólico de la primera escuela móvil de cocina que ofrecerá una formación integral en gastronomía y habilidades digitales a cientos de jóvenes emprendedores en su recorrido por zonas rurales de Bolivia.

IFAD, GAFSP and WFP announce partnership to support Bhutan’s transition to commercially oriented agroecological farming

IFAD and the Royal Government of Bhutan have signed a loan and grant agreement amounting to US$30.94 million to improve food and nutrition security in Bhutan.

Appel à propositions: Programme mondial pour les petits producteurs agroécologiques et la transformation durable des systèmes alimentaires (GP-SAEP) – Burkina Faso

Le Burkina Faso a été sélectionné comme un des pays bénéficiaires pour la mise en œuvre du GP-SAEP en Afrique, en accord avec les bailleurs.

Appel à propositions: Programme mondial pour les petits producteurs agroécologiques et la transformation durable des systèmes alimentaires (GP-SAEP) – Madagascar

Le Madagascar a été sélectionné comme un des pays bénéficiaires pour la mise en œuvre du GP-SAEP en Afrique, en accord avec les bailleurs.

New IFAD initiative will help reduce global warming by lowering methane emissions from small-scale farming

With sharp reductions in methane emissions key to keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, IFAD is launching a new initiative to help developing countries lower methane emissions from agricultural and small-scale farming. Announced today at the AIM for Climate Summit, the new program will receive US$3 million in support from the Global Methane Hub and US$ 1 million in support from the US State Department.

Ethiopian farmers set to benefit from climate-smart initiatives

Against a backdrop of multiple shocks, IFAD and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, today, signed the Participatory Agriculture and Climate Transformation Programme (PACT) grant agreement for US$ 106.54 million.

The sun is the unlikely solution to rural India's water problem

In India, two rural villages find comfort in solar-powered water systems.

El FIDA promueve la inversión en negocios agrarios rurales de América Latina y el Caribe para asegurar el suministro mundial de alimentos

América Latina y el Caribe es un pilar clave para el suministro de alimentos a nivel mundial, así como para la mejora de la seguridad alimentaria y reducción de la pobreza, advirtió Rossana Polastri, Directora Regional del FIDA para dicha región durante el Foro PyMEs Agroalimentario Italia – América Latina, celebrado esta semana en el marco de la Feria MACFRUT en Rimini, Italia.

Winds of change for Argentina’s herders

Climate change poses a myriad of challenges for Argentina’s rural herders. But one woman has no intention of backing down and tells us how she plans to forge a new way forward.

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.

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