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It’s time we treat the transformation of food systems like the emergency that it is
Our current food systems cannot keep up with the world’s growing population – as a result, millions face hunger. Now more than ever, countries must take action to transform how food gets from farm to plate.
New partnership to promote decent work across food systems
A new multi-stakeholder partnership to advance labour and human rights, decent jobs and fair and adequate incomes and wages within the agri-food sector has been formed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), IFAD, and CARE International.
The UN’s agricultural development fund announces new US$900 million investment to improve over 600,000 rural lives in Brazil
The partnership between the Government of Brazil and the IFAD aims to achieve unprecedented levels of results in the coming years to transform the lives of people living in rural areas.
UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment
The fight against hunger has stalled according to the latest figures that the UN released last week, with 122 million more people suffering chronic malnourishment since 2019. The challenges to eradicate hunger and poverty are many. Yet, without financing for food systems transformation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate targets will remain out of reach.
New analysis: Rising obesity rates in developing countries linked to high cost and limited availability of healthy foods
Steep price gaps between healthy and unhealthy foods, coupled with the unavailability of a variety of healthy foods, are driving rising obesity rates in both urban and rural areas of developing countries, according to a literature review released by IFAD.