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UN and government officials discuss China’s rural development strategy post-2015

Beijing, 28 May 2015 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of the People's Republic of China meet Friday to review

International leaders in Rome to discuss rural transformation as a path to more even distribution of employment and wealth around the world

Rome, 10 February 2015 – In a world where a vast income gap threatens global economic growth and stability, international leaders gather at the annual

Le Sénégal et le FIDA font le bilan de leur partenariat

Partage des résultats et impacts des projets et programmes appuyés par le FIDA dans le pays Dakar, le 6 février 2015– Le Fonds International de Développement

World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal

27 May 2015, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out

IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum highlights strong regional support

Astana, 21 May 2015 - The Republic of Kazakhstan's success in tackling rural poverty and its new role as an emerging donor were subjects that took centre-stage

Spotlight on climate and environment: Asia and Pacific

Asia is already experiencing the impacts of climate change that are as diverse as the continent itself. From rising average temperatures that threaten the viability of crops, to sea level rise and salinity intrusion in coastal areas, to more intense droughts and floods.

Spotlight on climate and environment: Latin America and the Caribbean

Although Latin America bears little historical responsibility for climate change, many of the current climate change studies indicate that the frequency of extreme weather events will increase in the future.

IFAD and Shamba Shape-Up

With the fourth and latest series of Shamba Shape-Up, Kenya's most watched agriculture TV show, IFAD staff have been talking to smallholder farmers about a range of practical issues, from cow care and livestock resilience to climate-change adaption.

UN agency aims to strengthen climate change resilience in Bangladesh

Dhaka, 29 January, 2015: A new project designed to reduce the impact of climate change on rural women and men living in haor wetland communities was launched

Nicole Mason: The scope on fertilizer subsides

icole Mason, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University: It is a great pleasure to be here. I want to start out in Southern Zambia, we have two farmers' fields here.

Ghana receives IFAD financing to help smallholder farmers boost agricultural production and transformation

Today the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a US$36.6 million loan and $10 million grant agreement to finance the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP).

IFAD leadership in Morocco to bolster poverty reduction efforts in marginal mountain areas

Members of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will travel to the Kingdom of Morocco next week with IFAD senior staff to visit the Fund's project in Al-Haouz Province and meet with high-level government leaders about continued collaboration to improve the lives of rural women and men, particularly in the country's mountainous regions.

Zambia and IFAD join forces to combat animal diseases and boost smallholder livestock sector

Rome, 11 May 2015 – Today, the government of the Republic of Zambia and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed

IFAD reinforces partnership against poverty with new office in Morocco

Rome, 8 May 2015 – The Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a host country agreement

IFAD Vice-President to visit Senegal to meet with Ministers and development partners

Rome, 8 May 2015 – The Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Michel Mordasini, will visit Senegal from 12 to 16

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies

Rome, Italy May 7, 2015 – Ambassador David Lane, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, will travel to Tajikistan

IFAD to showcase the importance of investing in rural people at the G20 Agricultural Ministers Meeting

Rome, 7 May 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will join the world's leaders of agriculture today in Istanbul, Turkey at

UN agency head visits Cuba to discuss agriculture reform with high-level government officials

Rome, 7 May 2015 - Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will visit Cuba next week to meet with the

IFAD and the Solomon Islands invest in rural communities

Rome, 7 May 2015 – A US$62.5 million national programme supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will reduce poverty and

IFAD's new financing framework means more investment in poor rural communities

Rome, 6 May 2015 – The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) recently approved the Sovereign Borrowing Framework,

Community Radio reaching out to small scale farmers in Mozambique

Local radio stations can be a powerful means of communication, particularly to smallholder farmers located in remote rural places. When listening to the radio, they feel connected to the rest of the world and become better informed.

What can Make or a Break a Farmer

If you are a farmer with land to harvest and your machinery is old and often broken, you have a problem. If you need to feed your family and earn a living from your crops, you have an even bigger problem.

World Food Week: Investing in family farmers today for a better tomorrow

Rome, 13 October 2014 – IFAD joins forces today with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)

Recipes for Change: Lamb tagine with Moroccan truffles

The Highlands of Eastern Morocco, located approximately 1000-1400m above sea level, stretch over four provinces (Oujda, Taourirt, Jerada and Figuig). It is an environmentally and socioeconomically fragile area.

Official opening ceremony Expo Milano 2015

"The UN is proud to be at EXPO Milano 2015 to highlight the cause of food security" Milan, 29 April 2015 - Expo Milano 2015 will be hosted in Milan, Italy,

El Salvador: UN rural development agency to boost support for youth, women and indigenous peoples

Rome, 22 April 2015 – A new strategy to improve the livelihoods of young people, women and indigenous peoples in El Salvador's poor rural communities was

New online series cultivates a change in thinking about how to feed a growing global population

Rome, 02 December 2014 – As the International Year of Family Farming comes to a close, an engaging new online video series produced by the International

IFAD and Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the planet, energy for life

The universal exposition running in Milan from May through October fosters a dialogue about global challenges involving nutrition and natural resources that are key for IFAD and its UN partners.

The Untold Story of Food & Climate Adaptation

Rome, 15 April 2015 – What threat does climate change pose to the world's food cultures? What impact does it have on the 500 million small-scale family

From farmers to entrepreneurs: Changing our mindsets

IFAD, World Bank leaders to speak on recently released World Development Report 2015 What: Thought leaders from the World Bank, the private sector and

IFAD supports livestock marketing and climate resilience in Sudan

Rome, 31 March 2015 – A new US $119.2 million programme in the Sudan has been designed to increase food security, and improve incomes and climate resilience

International Women’s Day: Empowering rural women to achieve food and nutrition security

As the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women approaches, lFAD and its partners highlight the role of rural women in sustainably feeding the developing world.

New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan

Rome, 25 March 2015 – A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan

IFAD-support better connects Indonesia’s small farmers to markets

Jakarta, 24 March 2015 – Linking smallholder agriculture with the right kind of private sector investments takes center-stage during the visit this week

United Nations agency head visits Ireland to discuss ‘the cost of inaction'

Dublin, 23 March 2015–The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will meet with government officials

FAO and IFAD renew will to work together in Ghana

Towards strengthened collaboration and support to agricultural and rural development in new shared Offices allocated by the Government Accra, 20 March

Agricultural development gives renewed hope for peace and sustainable development in Côte d’Ivoire

Rome, 11 March 2015 – The potential of the Côte d'Ivoire agricultural sector, disrupted by the civil war that broke out in 2002, is still key to the country's

IFAD invests in rural populations of western Côte d’Ivoire to boost food security and access to markets

New project to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth in post-crisis zones of the country Rome, 21 November 2014 – The Government of the Republic

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: Connecting the dots

ROME, 24 July 2014 – As the importance of nutrition-sensitive agriculture rises on the global development agenda, IFAD and its partners are working to

IFAD grant for Somalia in response to call for diaspora investment

  Remittances to be channelled to agricultural development Rome, 4 February 2013 – Following the recent call by Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the

Ten things to know about rural youth

The global population of young people aged 15 to 24 is more than 1.2 billion. Their numbers are declining in developed regions but increasing in the developing world. (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013)

Int’l Women’s Day 2015: Women farmers key to fighting hunger

IFAD, WFP and FAO celebrate women's contribution to food and nutrition security Rome, 06 March 2015 - Marking International Women's Day 2015, leaders from

The world’s largest donor signs declaration to support smallholder farmers with UN agency

Dubai, 4 March 2015 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Declaration

Agricultural investment and services to farmers help build resilience to climate change in Cambodia

Rome, 5 March 2015 – Most of Cambodia's population lives in rural areas and depends on farming to make a living, so the threat of climate change is a serious

New project to improve incomes for poor people in rural Bangladesh

Dhaka, 4 March, 2015 – A project to develop small businesses and employment opportunities through rural development investments in Bangladesh was formally

First African Conference on Remittances and Postal Networks addresses cost of sending money

Rome, 2 March 2015 – Each year more than US$60 billion in remittances is sent to and within Africa but often at great expense. Finding ways to leverage

Support for small-scale farmers settling on reclaimed land in Egypt aids agricultural productivity and incomes

Rome, 20 February 2015 – A new US$86.8 million project in Egypt will help small-scale farming families who have settled on reclaimed land increase their

UN agency to invest in climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in Nepal

Rome, 26 February 2015  - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Nepal are financing a US$37.7 million project

IFAD's 2015 Gender Awards: Meet the winners

Rome, 30 November 2015 – On 25 November, in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, IFAD hosted its third annual Gender Awards to celebrate five best-performing IFAD-supported projects that are making a real difference to women’s lives.

Haiti: Sharing knowledge across the border with the Dominican Republic

The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a poor region, but it is critically important to both countries. On the Haitian side, in particular, there is substantial yet unexploited economic potential.

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