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Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and IFAD meet to discuss evaluation of IFAD’s country programme

Dar es Salaam, 20 January 2015 – The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Independent Office

Presentación del estudio Protección, producción, promoción. Explorando sinergias entre protección social y fomento productivo rural en América Latina

Un proyecto conjunto del FIDA y UNIANDES-Colombia explora la relación entre ambas herramientas de lucha contra la pobreza 3 de marzo - 2:00 p.m. Auditorio

IFAD links research to development for impact in the Near East, North Africa and Europe region

Rome, 21 February 2016 – The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Center for Agricultural Research

Achieving new Global Goals will require increased investments in smallholder agriculture say development leaders at Rome conference

Development leaders, heads of state and government representatives gathered for the opening of the 39th Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to explore ways of boosting investments in smallholder agriculture that are essential to achieving the Global Goals of ending poverty and hunger. In his opening statement, Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Italian Republic, said investing in smallholder agriculture in developing countries was a cross-cutting issue that helps to stabilize communities and countries and reduce migration and conflict.

Financing the success of the Global Goals to be highlighted at United Nations’ event with Italian President

Against the backdrop of a world confronted with unprecedented challenges including the migrants and refugee crisis, outbreak of disease, climate change

IFAD-support project in Swaziland helps farmers combat drought and boost food and nutrition security

The Kingdom of Swaziland and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Smallholder

Gender equality in Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

Work in agriculture is an important form of female employment, but with large variations across the region. In Georgia and Morocco, women in agriculture account for almost 60 per cent of the total female workforce. In Jordan, they amount to only 4 per cent.

Independent evaluation shows IFAD-supported investment improves the quality of life of rural poor in Turkey

Development projects in Turkey supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have helped improve the incomes and quality of life

17-18 February 2016: International leaders gather in Rome for annual IFAD event

During its two-day annual conference, the United Nations specialized agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will bring together

UN agency to build climate resilience among pastoralists in Tajikistan

Rome, 3 February 2016 – The Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today

Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs for young people

The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening

UN agency to promote profitable rural smallholder enterprises in Paraguay

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) presented its new seven-year strategy for Paraguay today, focusing on building the resilience

Italian celebrity chef warns of climate change impact on traditional foods

Italian celebrity chef Carlo Cracco joined the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Paris yesterday to send a warning about the impact that climate change is having on basic food crops and traditional dishes.

Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Short-term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a new report by the International Fund

Cameroon receives US$1 million grant from United Nations agency to promote aquaculture entrepreneurship

The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Aquaculture

Evaluation of IFAD's programme in The Gambia points to good project design but some pitfalls in targeting populations

Development projects carried out in The Gambia by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – the UN agency specializing in rural development

Household mentoring in Uganda

When it comes to bringing about change in the most disadvantaged households, development projects are often at a loss. Extreme poverty, illiteracy and lack of self-esteem isolate people and make them difficult to reach through the usual channels.

Working group on the Performance-based Allocation System

At its eighty-seventh session in April 2006, the Executive Board agreed to the suggestion to convene a working group, as referred to in the Report of the

UN Agency promotes “farming as a business” in Fiji

A rural development project was launched today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Fiji that promises to

Climate change, migration and food: The Untold Story

Press Launch Paris, 2 December 2015 – The latest global crises – the flow of refugees escaping violence and conflict, the rise of extremism – are grabbing

United Nations agency provides US$33.8 million to boost agriculture sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance

Stories from the field

Nepalese migrants send home $1.5 billion every year - over 20% of the country's GDP. Many of the women here rely on these remittances to survive. Now Savings and Credit Organisations, supported by IFAD and the Nepal Center for Micro-Finance, are facilitating safe money transfers and encouraging people to save. This is transforming villages like Makrahar where, for the first time, people are able to access credit.

FAO/IFAD/WFP reach 22 million people with massive EU investment in agriculture

UN food agencies hail European Union Food Facility’s impact on global food security Rome, 2 December 2011 - In just two years the Food and Agriculture

Quality seeds grow food security in West Africa

IFAD and EU Food Facility introduce high quality seeds and innovative production techniques Rome, 2 April 2012 - The International Fund for Agricultural

UN agency scales up support for llama and alpaca farming in the Bolivian High Plateau

An agreement signed recently between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Bolivia will help 30,000 poor rural

Turkey and United Nations agency to discuss inclusiveness and opportunities for the rural poor

Ankara, 21 January 2016 –The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN agency specializing

16 February 2015: International leaders gather in Rome for IFAD annual meeting

Rome, 03 February 2015 –The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at its annual meeting brings together international personalities and

Climate agreement recognizes importance of safeguarding food security

The Paris Agreement, reached by 196 countries, marks an historic moment.

Growing inequality, migration crisis, climate top issues for Davos leaders

In Davos, IFAD highlights the important role government, business and civil society can play in tackling growing hunger and inequality by helping small

UN agency to help Bolivian government raise economic prosperity in rural areas

Together with the government of Bolivia, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will strive to make rural areas more prosperous over

UN agency head to highlight need for investment in smallholder agriculture at BRICS Agrobusiness Forum

Days after world leaders pledged to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change at an historic event adopting the new sustainable development agenda,

UN agency invests in linking smallholder farmers to commercial markets in Bhutan

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement with the government of Bhutan recently that will reduce rural

UN agency to provide $38 million to develop rural employment and income opportunities in Nepal

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement recently with the government of Nepal that will aim to reduce

Ecuador: Proyectos de desarrollo rural promovidos por el FIDA suman US$ 119 millones

CONVOCATORIA DE PRENSA JUEVES 24, 9:30 h. Hotel Dann Carlton, salón Isabela Quito, 22 de septiembre de 2015 - La actual cartera de proyectos promovidos

UN agriculture agencies to strengthen rural employment opportunities for Caribbean youth

Bridgetown, 7 September 2015 -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD, or FIDA by its Spanish acronym) and the Food and Agriculture

IFAD President to meet top officials and smallholder farmers in Angola

  Investing in rural people is critical if they are to stay in rural areas and contribute to their own development Rome/Luanda, 28 February 2014 – Kanayo

Spotlight on climate and environment: Near East and North Africa

The Spotlight on Environment and Climate page looks at the specific climate vulnerabilities faced by smallholder farmers, focusing on a different region

Urgent action needed to help small farmers adapt to climate change

Farmers in Mali battle the effects of climate shocks such as flooding. More than 500 million small farms depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.©Amadou

European Commission and IFAD: Innovating together

Since 2006, the European Commission (EC) has collaborated with IFAD in financing a series of thematic and country programmes. This relatively recent partnership has grown in multiple and interesting directions, both in terms of funds invested, and the spread of programmes that benefit from that investment. From the US$50 million given to IFAD through the Food Facility of 2008, the EC now invests a total of more than US$326 million across selected thematic and country programmes. A relationship of trust, rigour and shared vision has evolved.

Joseph Nganga, Programme Officer

I have worked as a Country Programme Officer since 2011, but before that I worked in IFAD-funded projects in Kenya. When I was recruited to work at IFAD I was overjoyed. Starting as a national officer and now participating at the international level has been great - blending hard facts with experience drawn from the field and spicing them up was quite a contribution.

Seiko Yabumoto, Assistant

I've been at IFAD since 2006 initially as temporary staff and in 2007 I started working with the governing bodies office as an assistant. In 2011 I become Assistant to the Director & Treasurer. My roles at IFAD have been a great way to be exposed to IFAD operations – all official documents pass through the Governing Bodies office and all the IFAD commitments and deliverables are recorded. That was a great way to be thrown into IFAD's work. I have brought previous experience and knowledge with me from the private sector and the fashion industry. Everything that you learn, you never throw away. At IFAD I have been able to build on these experiences.

Burundi and IFAD to combat local food insecurity and malnutrition, and add value to smallholder farmers’ products

 The Republic of Burundi and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the second

Investing and promoting prosperity in Georgia's rural areas

Rome, 5 December- A one-day Country Strategy Review workshop organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized United

UN agency to reduce poverty and increase incomes in rural China

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has signed a US$43.5 million financing agreement with the People’s Republic of China in efforts

Recipes for Change: Tuna with Taro Leaves

In this episode of Recipes for Change, Fiji's favorite chef, Lance Seeto, discovers how prolonged drought is threatening taro - Tonga's staple ingredient - when he joins a local farmer to cook Luu Ika (tuna with taro leaves).

IFAD Selection of Video Material 2002 - Africa: IFAD President Lennart Båge/Benin/Mozambique/Tanzania, United Republic of

TOTAL DURATION: 32'32'' 01.00.00.00 IFAD SPOT 30'' 01.00.40.07 IFAD PRESIDENT LENNART BÅGE ''Always when I travel to Africa, you first read about the poverty

UN rural development agency marks 30th anniversary year amid new challenges of climate change and rising food prices

Media backgrounder MB/01/08 Presidents of Ghana and Cameroon to address IFAD Governing Council Rome, 4 February 2008 - Delegates from 164 nations convene

IFAD Selection of Video Material 2002

TOTAL DURATION: 34'03'' 01.00.00.00 IFAD SPOT 30'' MONGOLIA (FILMED SEPTEMBER 2001) IFAD PROJECT: Arhangai and Huvsgul Rural Poverty Alleviaiton Project

UN Building in Rome receives top environmental award

Rome, 16 November 2015 - The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that it has been awarded Platinum certification

Building a better life for rural youth in El Salvador

As IFAD commemorates a 30-year partnership with El Salvador during ‘IFAD Week' – we look at the challenges and opportunities faced by rural youth in the country.

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