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Investing in a better future: East and Southern Africa

East and Southern Africa is home to a diversity of landscapes, people and challenges. We sat down with Regional Director Sara Mbago-Bhunu to talk about rural life and the importance of investment.

The UN’s agricultural development fund chief urges Public Development Banks to direct funding to fight hunger, poverty and climate change

“Public development banks must ensure that their significant financial resources better serve the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change”, said Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, at the Finance in Common Summit 2023 (FICS) today in Colombia.

IFAD, Stanbic Bank enter partnership to cut money transfer costs to Uganda in half

IFAD and Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) today announced a partnership that will cut the cost incurred by Ugandan migrant workers sending money home in half by using Flexipay, a digital payments’ platform.

Africa is in the eye of the climate change storm. Here is what its people are calling for

It’s time countries step up their investments and secure a climate-resilient future for small-scale farmers in Africa. Here’s how.

12 startups de Latinoamérica y el Caribe lideran el cierre de la brecha digital en zonas rurales

Innovatech, el novedoso proyecto financiado por el FIDA e implementado por la entidad financiera alemana Sparkassenstiftung, está sentando un precedente en Latinoamérica, al lograr una exitosa vinculación entre startups tecnológicas –empresas fintech y agtech–, y el sector rural en seis países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.

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