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IFAD joins Lusophone member states and FAO to achieve sustainable family farming

IFAD has added its name to the “Charter of Lisbon for the Strengthening of Family Farming,” to promote public policies that will strengthen smallholder farming and advance the 2030 Agenda.

La République du Congo (RC) et le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) renforcent leur partenariat pour améliorer les conditions de vie des petits producteurs congolais

Le Directeur Régional du FIDA pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, Lisandro Martin vient de conclure une visite de travail du 17 au 18 Octobre 2018 en République du Congo où il était accompagné par Bernard Hien Directeur du Bureau sous régional du FIDA pour l'Afrique Centrale; Abdelhaq Hanafi Directeur Pays pour le République du Congo et la République démocratique du Congo et Ephraim Balemba Chargé de Programme.

IFAD and Japan join global push to tackle poverty in rural areas

IFAD and Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to expand their existing projects across Africa, with a focus on knowledge and operational exchanges for sustainable agricultural practices.

Let's give smallholder livestock farmers of the developing world a chance

In developed countries, many people are cutting their meat consumption driven by health or animal welfare concerns or a wish to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tunisia and IFAD to discuss results of evaluation and future opportunities for the rural development

The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Government of Tunisia are holding a one-day workshop to reveal the conclusions of an independent evaluation of IFAD's country strategy and programme in Tunisia.

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) et le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) s'engagent sur de nouvelles bases pour la transformation des zones rurales congolaises

Après près de deux années de suspension de ses activités en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), le FIDA a décidé de relancer sa coopération avec le ce pays membre du Fonds et de redémarrer ses opérations d'investissements en faveur des petits producteurs agricoles et ruraux.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

As the UN marks its annual Day for the Eradication of Poverty, more people than ever before are going hungry, due in large part to extreme poverty – currently measured as living on less than US$1.90 a day.

Rural enterprises are making women agents of change in Ghana

Rural women are just as enterprising as their male counterparts, if given equal opportunity and tools. Through training and skills development, rural women can play a much greater role in the development of their communities and boost the local economy.

Regional Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation - Asia Pacific

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Asia and Pacific Regional Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation

Celebrating the International Day of Rural Women

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women and a chance to celebrate women and girls who play a key role in rural areas enhancing agricultural development, building climate resilience, facing malnutrition and food insecurity.

New UN report launched in Beijing calls for building climate resilience to fight hunger

China has made strides in reducing undernourishment, but worldwide hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, according to the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, launched locally today in Beijing.

Agrarian reform and protecting land and environmental defenders at heart of Global Land Forum declaration

Agrarian reform and protecting land and environmental defenders are two urgent areas for action called for by members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) in the Bandung declaration.

Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests

Wetlands cover around 4-6 per cent of the world’s surface – and are exactly as they sound - areas flooded with water. They contribute to climate regulation and support ecosystems and biodiversity.

Pakistan: Breaking the cycle of poverty

The poorest people in the world are trapped in what is called the 'cycle of poverty'. Their familiies are so poor that they cannot access the necessary resources to improve their lives.

Rethinking mobility - how to respond to opportunities in a changing world

Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts.

IFAD and the Lab launch new partnership to drive finance to African smallholder farmers combating climate change

Today, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) announced a new partnership that will help build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in Central and West Africa by developing and scaling up innovative financial instruments.

Invitation to bid: South-South R&D and Knowledge Platform and Partnerships for Sustainable Family Agriculture in Lusophone Countries

This Call for Proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on South-South R&D and Knowledge Platform and Partnerships for Sustainable Family Agriculture in Lusophone Countries.

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the International Fund for Agricultural Development Strengthen their Cooperation

On the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a letter of intent to intensify collaboration between the two institutions and support the implementation of development goals in their common Member States.

Exploring the Link Between Conflict and Global Hunger

As new evidence in the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) shows the number of hungry people in the world continues to rise -- reaching 821 million in 2017 -- journalists are invited to join world leaders as they discuss the complex link between those increasing hunger rates and conflict.

GCF-IFAD agreement will help agricultural communities adapt to climate change

A key agreement signed today between the Green Climate Fund and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will help pioneer new land-based pathways of climate action.

What does the evidence say about the expected benefits of rural land tenure security?

Improving farmers' land tenure security is expected to have many economic, social and environmental benefits.

Guatemala: Turning up the heat

Indigenous communities of Guatemala are feeling the effects of deforestation. Increased agriculture, illegal logging and fires have reduced forest cover, and rising temperatures and unpredictable bursts of rainfall that wash away the soil are making it difficult for farming communities to sustain themselves.

Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger

In August 2018, the heads of the three Rome-based food agencies travelled to Niger to strengthen their joint efforts to reduce poverty and hunger.

Anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous people in some 70 countries around the world. Worldwide, they account for 5 per cent of the population, but represent 15 per cent of those living in poverty.

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today.

Recipes for Change: Gak Ik (Turkey soup)

Try the Recipe at home: Gak Ik (Turkey soup) - Guatemala

Recipes for Change: Smoked fish with sesame and sorrel sauce

Try the recipe at home: Smoked fish with sesame and sorrel sauce - Chad

UN to launch new progress report on achieving Zero Hunger

On 11 September 2018, the new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World will be launched by five UN agencies – FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNICEF and WHO.

IFAD's Independent Office of Evaluation launches "Roots", a podcast aimed at rural communities

On 4 September, the Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launches "Roots", a podcast created to disseminate the voice of rural workers in their own communities and in the world.

UN Food Gardens initiative getting climate smarter with IFAD

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the UN Food Gardens initiative at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

World Water Week: Promoting sustainable irrigation by focusing on ecosystems

There is a direct link between human development and water. This is especially true for rural communities where access to water is a necessity to undertake subsistence agricultural production and to attain a minimum health standard.

Call for Interest for Consultant – Evaluations - IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE)

The Independent Office of Evaluation is seeking expressions of interest by highly motivated senior consultants to contribute to the following evaluations as team leaders or senior members.

From coconuts to hair oil: partnering producers and value chains

Rising demand for coconut and niche products can offer a route from poverty to prosperity for rural communities.

Tajikistan: United We Stand

Despite recent economic growth, the Republic of Tajikistan is still one of the poorest Central Asian countries. Its rural population makes up for 3/4 of the total and relies mostly on livestock and herding as its mainstay.

Why smallholder farmers are the key to combating global warming

This summer in the northern hemisphere has been characterised by unusually high temperatures and wildfires in many countries.

As millions experience increased food insecurity in the Sahel, UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel.

Modernizing of micro shoe industries in Bangladesh

Bhairob, Bangladesh, has traditionally been a footwear producing area, and more than 7000 factories have been established here over the past few decades.

Call for Interest for Junior Consultant – IFAD Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) - deadline extended 9 September 2018

The Independent Office of Evaluation is looking for highly motivated junior consultants to work as Research Analyst.

UN Food Agencies’ chiefs in Niger to support the Sahel’s efforts to fight hunger

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will visit Niger from 15-18 August 2018, to highlight regional efforts to address the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9 August. This year’s theme is indigenous peoples’ migration and movement. It is a special day to unite our voices and walk together towards social and environmental justice.

IFAD to fund project to help hurricane-damaged agricultural areas of Haiti recover

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Haiti signed a financing agreement today that will help restore agricultural productivity in areas of the country most-affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

IFAD and Bangladesh invest US$109 million to increase incomes of rural households

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh today signed a financing agreement to significantly increase incomes and food and nutrition security for 250,000 rural households in southern Bangladesh where the highest percentage of rural poor reside.

The Rural Solutions Portal: IFAD’s web platform to leverage South-South and Triangular Cooperation for better livelihoods

One of the challenges is to share knowledge and lessons between countries and regions.

IFAD supports G20 initiatives to promote land management and rural youth employment

Ahead of his address to the Group of Twenty (G20) Ministers of Agriculture Meeting this week, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), offered the institution's full support for efforts to increase the sustainable production of nutritious foods.

Agencias de la ONU con sede Roma profundizan su colaboración en América Latina y el Caribe

FAO, FIDA y WFP –las tres agencias de las Naciones Unidas con sede en Roma- están preparando planes de trabajo conjunto para Haití, Guatemala y Colombia, que incluyen la erradicación de la pobreza, el hambre, la promoción del desarrollo rural y agrícola y la prevención y gestión de desastres de origen natural.

IFAD announces new Associate Vice-President to lead its Corporate Services Department

Guoqi Wu joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as the Associate Vice-President of the Corporate Services Department.

Water and the SDGs – the crucial common denominator

When a human baby is born, 75 per cent of its body mass is water. We are made of water and, like all living creatures on our planet, we would wither and die without it.

Senegal: IFAD invests in opportunities

The number of international migrants worldwide is growing at a faster rate than the world's population, reaching 258 million in 2017. Every day thousands of people leave their homes in search of a better life.

Invitation to bid: Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture

This Call for proposals to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on Advancing Technologies and Capacity Building for Climate-smart Aquaculture.

FIDA y WFP estrechan colaboración con los países de América Latina y el Caribe para el logro de la Agenda 2030

El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) y el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (WFP), firmaron hoy un acuerdo con el fin de fortalecer su cooperación, profundizando así el impacto de sus acciones para el logro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) en América Latina y el Caribe.

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