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Poverty assessment tool launched at IFAD will measure progress on rural development

Rome, 2 April 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will unveil on 3 April a simple and innovative tool that will change the

IFAD loans US$43.8 million to China to develop Smallholder Agribusiness in Hubei Province

Rome, 30 January 2014 — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a loan of US$43.8 million to the People's Republic of China

Enhancing resilience to conflict in Arab Countries

Rome, 15 January 2014 — Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather at the International Fund

The link between human security and rural development needs to be widely recognized, says IFAD President visiting Japan this week

Rome 30 July 2014– The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze will travel to Japan this week to strengthen

Evaluation shows IFAD-China partnership mutually beneficial

Beijing, 18 July 2014 – Development projects in China supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) between 1999 and 2013 were

Small farmers as the key to Africa's agricultural future

Workshop in Zambia to examine lessons from IFAD supported projects in East and Southern Africa Rome, 5 May 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural

IFAD President to meet head of state and ministers in Nicaragua: investment in agriculture on top of agenda

Rome, 11 July 2013 – The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will visit the Republic of Nicaragua

Effective development in middle-income countries means closing the inequality gap, says IFAD President visiting Mexico this week

Rome/Mexico City 8 July 2014– The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze will travel to Mexico this

IFAD-GEF: the green development dividend

Cancun, Mexico, 28 May 2014 - Higher yields and incomes, healthy ecosystems, and empowered communities — these are among the benefits for small farmers

Fabrizio Saccomanni al quartier generale dell’IFAD: "Sostenere l'agricoltura familiare è la via maestra per uscire dalla povertà preservando le risorse naturali"

Il ministro dell' Economia e delle Finanze apre i lavori della Trentasettesima riunione del Consiglio dei Governatori del Fondo Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

Unpredictable markets, high food price volatility to feature at IFAD Governing Council

Press release No.: IFAD/05/09 164 Member States will meet in Rome on 18-19 February:  election of a new President on agenda Rome, 12 February 2009 - Against

IFAD honoured with 2013 Momentum for Change award for climate finance for smallholder farmers

Rome, 6 November 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD's) Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) has won

Climate change deal in Warsaw is critical for smallholders, says IFAD

| Rome, 8 November 2013 – Climate change is exacting a heavy price in developing countries. Smallholder farmers in developing countries are most vulnerable

Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

842 million people undernourished in 2011-13 - Developing countries make progress but more efforts needed to reach MDG target 1 October 2013, Rome - Some

Tanzania to Host a Regional Ministerial Conference on ''Poverty Reduction and Rural Growth in Eastern and Southern Africa''

Press release number: IFAD 27/02 Rome, Tuesday 21 May 2002 – Ministers of Agriculture, Finance, Economic Planning and Agriculture from the Eastern and

“Trade” to be the focus of this year’s Governing Council meeting

Press release number: IFAD 02/04 President of Burkina Faso, Mr Blaise Compaoré, to deliver keynote address Rome, Monday, 16 February 2004 – The timely

IFAD provides US$17.92 million to Benin for the Rural Economic Growth Support Project

Rome, 21 July 2009 – A US$8.96 million loan and US$8.96 million grant from IFAD to the Republic of Benin for the Rural Economic Growth Support Project

Agricultural cooperatives are key to reduce hunger and poverty

Cooperatives offer opportunities that smallholders could not achieve individually 31 October 2011, Rome – Smallholder farmers gain big benefits from agricultural

US$200 million from IFAD to help poor farmers boost food production in face of food crisis

Release number IFAD/25/08 IFAD President urges action now to ensure high yields from next harvest Rome, 25 April 2008-IFAD is making up to US$200 million

UN press statement: a unified United Nations response to the global food price challenge

Berne, 29 April 2008 - We consider that the recent dramatic escalation in food prices worldwide has evolved into a unprecedented challenge of global proportions

UN launches new programme to empower rural women and girls

UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP: empowerment of women in rural areas is pre-requisite for global food security New York/Rome, 27 September 2012 – UN Women

Guatemala President to visit IFAD headquarters to acknowledge support for indigenous populations

  Rome, March 25, 2010 – Guatemala President, Alvaro Colom, is visiting the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) headquarters today to

UN rural development agency says climate change and food security challenges 'inextricably linked'

At Durban conference, IFAD President highlights potential of smallholder agriculture Rome/Durban, 2 December 2011 – The President of the International

IFAD provides grant of US$5.66 million for smallholder farmers in Haiti

Rome, 04 February 2010 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a grant agreement of US$5.66 million to support agricultural

Media Briefs and Press Packs

Still, the children are here The plight of the Garos people of Meghalaya in north-east India and related threats to indigenous knowledge important to the

Rural Poor Can Escape From Poverty, says new IFAD Report

Press Release No. IFAD 04/01 Rome, 5 February 2001 - With the right kind of support, the world's rural poor ''can help themselves to escape from poverty'',

Plan to Cut Global Poverty by 50 % is Failing - Needs of Rural Majority Neglected

The 20 years between 1970 and 1990 saw the fastest and most widespread retreat of poverty, hunger, premature death, and illiteracy in history, but poverty

IFAD President calls on German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin

Dirk Niebel emphasises agricultural development as key to overcome rural poverty in developing countries Rome, 28 September 2011 – The President of the

United Nations top official to visit K-State: IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze to receive alumnus award

Rome/Kansas – 7 October 2010 Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze will be on the K-State campus October 7 and 8 to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Department

Horn of Africa: The rains will fail in 2015, 2016, or 2017, but must we also fail?

Rome, 13 July 2011 - The current drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in the past 60 years, has governments in the region and the international donor

Migrant workers contribute to economic stability in their own countries

Public, private and civil society partners meet at IFAD to challenge the diaspora to invest "back home" Rome, 17 November - The Annual Meeting of the Financing

“Conserving fragile agricultural biodiversity is critical to sustaining rural people’s livelihoods”: IFAD President Closes International Biodiversity Week in Rome

Rome, 20 May 2010 – More investment to protect agricultural biodiversity is crucial to maintain and improve food security, said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President

IFAD President to speak at IsDB Annual Meeting in Azerbaijan

Agriculture, food security and rural development to feature in meetings with the President of Azerbaijan and the government officials Rome, 21 June 2010

Rome emergency meeting rallies to aid Horn of Africa

"Window of opportunity" exists to support affected populations to resume their livelihoods 25 July 2011, Rome - The international community rallied today

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty

Over 70% of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and most rural women and men rely on agriculture. But rural women generally have more limited access than men to inputs, services, rural organisations, productive infrastructure and technologies.

Global business and civil society leaders to issue urgent call for leadership on effective climate deal

Historic UN leadership forum on Climate Change seeks to build political momentum, express growing business support for fair and effective climate agreement

Put farming first as global financial crisis bites, urges IFAD President

Kanayo Nwanze to attend joint AU-ECA meeting in Cairo Rome, 4 June 2009 - African governments that nourish their agriculture sectors can limit the impact

Rural Africa can grow the continent out of poverty

IFAD President keynote speaker at Africa Day celebrations hosted by Italy's President Rome, 28 May 2009 – As poor people across Africa struggle with the

First detailed study of large land acquisitions in Africa warns of impacts on poor rural people

Rome, 25 May 2009 - Land acquisitions are on the increase in Africa and other continents, raising the risk that poor people will be evicted or lose access

As threat of a renewed food crisis looms, UN food agencies to join G8 agriculture ministers in Treviso

Rome, 19 April - International agencies on the front lines of the effort to increase food security will bring concerns on the impact of the economic crisis

IFAD President received honorary doctorate from McGill University

Kanayo Nwanze has a track record of scientific research to advance agricultural development Rome, 4 June 2012 –The President of the International Fund

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

In Latin America and the Caribbean, women in formal employment are less likely to work in the agricultural sector than in other developing regions. In 2010, females comprised just over 20 per cent of those who were economically active in agriculture.

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in East and Southern Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, women in employment are more likely to be employed in agriculture than in any other sector. The female share of those who are economically active in agriculture is 51 per cent for Eastern Africa and 42 per cent for Southern Africa.

IFAD, U.S. Department of State to mobilize migrant investments for rural poverty reduction and food security

Nwanze to present ‘Diaspora Investment in Agriculture' at Secretary Hillary Clinton's Global Diaspora Forum Rome and Washington, May 16: The United States

International Women’s Day 2013: Ending gender-based violence and boosting food security

  ROME, Italy – People around the world have celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March every year since 1975. This year, the United Nations observance

On World Food Day, exploring Africa’s agricultural potential interactively

15 OCTOBER 2015 – IFAD and the agricultural coalition have launched a new interactive infographic in the run-up to World Food Day, 16 October. The launch

Migrant workers worldwide sent home more than US$300 billion in 2006, new study finds

Release number IFAD/44/07 IFAD, IDB present first global map of remittances flows to developing nations Rome, 17 October - Migrants working in industrialized

Investing in sustainable development in small island states

18 August 2014 – The will be held from 1-4 September in Apia, Samoa, raising global awareness about the drive for sustainable development in a group of

The invisible guarantors of food security

Rome-based UN agencies to honour rural women on International Women's Day Rome, 6 March 2012 – Empowering young women who are agents of change in their

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