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Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze on declaration by G8 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting

Rome, 20 April 2009 - We welcome the declaration by the G8 Agriculture Ministers at the conclusion of their first ever meeting. The enhanced support for

International Women’s Day: Investing in rural women brings progress for their communities

International Women's Day: Investing in rural women brings progress for their communities Each year on 8 March, , the United Nations celebrates women's

IFAD's Annual Report 2013: A year's work in facts, figures and stories

The report gives a comprehensive overview of our operational, administrative and financial activities during 2013, together with complete financial statements.

Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims – says IFAD report

Lima, Peru – 3 December 2014 -  Smallholder farmers in developing countries are more than victims of climate change; they are a vital part of the solution

19-20 February 2014: IFAD annual meeting

"Investing in smallholder family farmers for the future we want" Rome, 10 February 2014 – The 37th session of the annual Governing Council meeting of the

US$258.38 million in IFAD loans and grants to support rural poverty programmes and projects world wide

Press release No.: IFAD/59/08 IFAD's Executive Board concludes three-day meeting in Rome Rome, 19 December 2008 – Poverty eradication efforts in 16 developing

Sveva Belviso, Deputy Mayor of Rome Capital will join FAO, IFAD, WFP, Bioversity International and a testimonial to launch the 6th Run for Food Race dedicated to the Horn of Africa

What   Press Conference to launch the 6th Run for Food When   13 October, 2011 at 12:30 pm Where   Campidoglio, Sala Dell' Arazzo– Rome Who   Sveva Belviso,

Meeting on Horn of Africa calls for tackling root causes of famine

Food assistance to save lives today, support for agriculture and pastoralism to prevent repeat crises tomorrow Rome, 18 August 2011 - Governments, UN agencies

Fuel an "evergreen revolution" by rapid scale up of policy support and investments in sustainable smallholder agriculture

UNEP joins IFAD to launch Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) policy in advance of World Environment Day 2011 Rome/Nairobi, 1 June 2011–

Response to Food Security Initiative

Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), following his remarks to the G8 leaders gathered

Microfinance: macro benefits

Savings – the forgotten half of microfinance By Lennart Båge Most of the world's poor lack access to basic financial services that would help them manage

How courage brigades have transformed community life in Madhya Pradesh, India

In thousands of villages across the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, women are standing up for their rights.

Rana Al Saadi, Arabic Senior Translator/Reviser

As a Syrian translator/interpreter based in Damascus, I was not really aware of the pockets of extreme poverty in some of the rural areas of the country. I was recruited as a freelancer to accompany an Evaluation Committee mission to Jabal Alhus where IFAD financed a development project.

Moses Abukari, Regional Programme Manager

Growing up in Ghana, I could not fathom why some people were less privileged than others. I yearned for an opportunity where I could support underprivileged people in and beyond my country.

Policy seminar: "Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between European and ACP countries: implications for smallholder farmers"

(English) (Français) (English) (Français) West Africa – ROPPA: Central Africa – PROPAC: Eastern Africa – EAFF: Southern Africa – SACAU: Caribbean – WINFA:

Developing countries make use of $US200 million initiative to increase food production quickly

Media Advisory no.: MA/07/08 Rome,  3  July 2008 – A number of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America have already moved to take advantage of a $US200

President Båge answers questions on climate change

Watch interview with Lennart Båge on climate change and agriculture as broadcast on RAI Tg2, 12 June 2007. Quicktime: | | RealPlayer: | | Windows Media Player: | |  

What can you do about a vanishing nation?

For the people of Kiribati, who live on narrow strips of land about the width of a city block just two metres above sea level, rising levels is a trend that spells disaster.

IFAD to call for enhancing effective partnerships at Busan aid effectiveness forum

Rome, 28 November 2011 – Global leaders attending the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) on 29 November–1 December in Busan, Korea, will

UN rural poverty agency advocates at MERCOSUR for policies that support poor rural people

IFAD 04/07 IFAD President to visit Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay Rome, 17 May 2007— The President of IFAD, Lennart Båge, will travel to Argentina (21-22

IFAD press releases: 2001

11 December 2001 (2001-46): 7 December 2001 (2001-45): 7 December 2001 (2001-44): 6 December 2001 (2001-43): 4 December 2001 (2001-42): 3 December 2001

IFAD's work in 2009

Western and Central Africa At year's end IFAD was supporting 47 ongoing programmes and projects in 21 countries in the region. IFAD-funded programmes and

Pascaline Bampoky: interview transcript

LPascaline Bampoky is a farmer and entrepreneur living in Bignona village, Casamance province, Senegal. She was aged 30 when she was interviewed on 11

Safiétou Goudiaby: interview transcript

Safiétou Goudiaby is a farmer living in Kagnarou village, Casamance province, Senegal. She was about 70 years old when she was interviewed on 20 November

Oumar Diédhiou: interview transcript

Oumar Diédhiou is a farmer living in Badiana village, Casamance province, Senegal. He was aged 22 when he was interviewed on 25 April 2010 for the Rural

Bintou Sambou: interview transcript

Bintou Sambou lives in Bignona village, Casamance province, Senegal. She was aged 45 when she was interviewed on 5 December 2009 for the Rural Poverty

Bakary Diédhiou: interview transcript

Bakary Diédhiou lives in Tenghory village, Casamance province, Senegal. He was aged 60 when he was interviewed on 6 December 2009 for the Rural Poverty

Abibatou Goudiaby: interview transcript

Abibatou Goudiaby lives in Kagnarou, Casamance province, Senegal. She was aged 21 when she was interviewed on 26 April 2010 for the Rural Poverty Report

Abdoulaye Badji: interview transcript

Abdoulaye Badji is a farmer living in Sindian village, Casamance province, Senegal. He was aged 50 when he was interviewed on 4 December 2009 for the Rural

José del Carmen Portocarrero Santillán: small harvests

José del Carmen Portocarrero Santillán is 82 and has spent most of his life as a farmer in the Peruvian village of Ramos in the Amazonas region – like

José del Carmen Portocarrero Santillán: interview transcript

José del Carmen Portocarrero Santillán is a farmer living in the village of Ramos in the province of Rodríguez of Mendoza, Amazonas region, Peru. He was

Elsa Espinoza Delgado: interview transcript

Elsa Espinoza Delgado is a student who was aged 23 when she was interviewed on 30 November 2009 for the Rural Poverty Report 2011. The interview was conducted

Elsa Espinoza Delgado: promoting youth leadership

Elsa Espinoza Delgado comes from the town of Copallin, in the Peruvian province of Bagua. Her father is a farmer of rice and cocoa. Life was no "golden

Doris Consuelo Sánchez Santillán: interview transcript

Doris Consuelo Sánchez Santillán is a businesswoman living in the small town of Cheto in Chachapoyas province, Amazonas region, Peru. She was aged 36 when

Doris Consuelo Sánchez Santillán: supporting women through business

Doris Consuelo Sánchez Santillán, 36 years old, lives in Cheto, Chachapoyas province, Peru, where she runs a successful small business making and selling

Williams Serafin Novoa Lizardo: interview transcript

Williams Serafin Novoa Lizardo is a farmer living in the village of Ramos in the province of Rodríguez of Mendoza, Amazonas region, Peru. He was aged 20

Williams Serafin Novoa Lizardo: crops blighted by disease

Williams Serafin Novoa Lizardo is 20 and the last but one of 12 siblings, of whom the oldest is 48. He lives with his farmer parents in Ramos, Santa Rosa,

Eliany Portocarrero Novoa: interview transcript

Eliany Portocarrero Novoa is a student from the village of Ramos in the province of Rodríguez of Mendoza, Amazonas region, Peru. She was aged 15 when she

Eliany Portocarrero Novoa: concern for the environment

Eliany Portocarrero Novoa, aged 15, comes from a peasant farming family in the village of Ramos in the Amazonas region of Peru and is a weekly boarder

Shazia Bibi: interview transcript

Shazia Bibi lives in Akhoon Bandi village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She was in her mid-thirties when she was interviewed on 16 November 2009 for

Shazia Bibi: the many costs of illness

Shazia Bibi, in her mid-thirties and a mother of three, lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, where she and her husband are small farmers. Much of her

Salma Bibi: interview transcript

Salma Bibi lives in Akhoon Bandi village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She was aged 20 when she was interviewed on 25 April 2010 for the Rural Poverty

Salma Bibi: working collectively

"Every girl in the village knows only tailoring," says 20-year-old Salma Bibi of Akhoon Bandi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Salma left school after primary

Rawela Jan: interview transcript

Rawela Jan lives in Akhoon Bandi village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She was 40 years old when she was interviewed on 16 November 2009 for the Rural

Rasib Khan: interview transcript

Rasib Khan is a labourer living in Akhoon Bandi village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He was 28 when he was interviewed on 18 January 2010 for the Rural

Rawela Jan: small returns from farming

Rawela Jan is a 40-year-old married woman living inAkhoon Bandi, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She has a son and a daughter. Another son committed suicide

Rasib Khan: “unemployment is increasing”

"The person who has his own land is very lucky," says Rasib Khan, aged 28, from a family of landless peasants in the village of Akhoon Bandi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

Muhammed Naveed: interview transcript

Muhammad Naveed lives in Akhoon Bandi village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He was aged 22 when he was interviewed on 25 April 2010 for the Rural Poverty

Miandad: interview transcript

Miandad is a farmer living in Akhoon Bandi village, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He was 48 when he was interviewed on 16 November 2009 for the Rural

Muhammad Naveed: “we are better off farming”

Muhammad Naveed, 22, is from a large family in Akhoon Bandi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. His two sisters and three of his brothers are married and live

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