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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

Rural women managing households are real-life CEOs

  At Copenhagen MDG 3-Conference, IFAD Vice-President to speak for women small farmers Rome and Copenhagen, 23 March 2010 – Ahead of the MDG3- Conference:

Young voices drive policy dialogue at global meeting in Colombia

IFAD sponsors youth entrepreneurship conference for the leaders of tomorrow Rome, 12 November 2010 – The First Meeting on Youth Entrepreneurship and Rural

International year of youth

Young people have tremendous energy, imagination and initiative. To deploy these traits in the service of enhancing peace and boosting economic development,

Youth-focused strategies for rural development, food security on top of agenda

At IFAD Governing Council, plenary panellists offer solutions and hear aspirations from young rural leaders and entrepreneurs Rome, 19 February 2011 –

In Madagascar, IFAD-supported training provides rural youth a future in business

Rome, 15 March 2010 – One year on after the political crisis erupted in Madagascar, a project funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development

Decent and productive employment for rural youth within reach

IFAD and ILO launch new study on work opportunities for rural youth Rome, 12 April 2012 – A new study by the International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFAD grant of US$1.95million to create opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a grant of US$1.95 million to the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) to support creating opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa, beginning in Benin, Cameroon, Gambia and Nigeria.

Boosting incomes and developing climate-smart agriculture in rural Viet Nam

IFAD poverty-reduction project will develop high-value crops to serve local demand and export market Rome, 25 November 2014 – The Government of the People's

Smart water solutions a win-win for poor farmers

IFAD to speak for poor rural people at World Water Forum Rome, 12 March 2009 – Andean mountain communities are being encouraged to take part in competitions

Road to Rio+20: Making agriculture climate-smart

IFAD to present new paper on sustainable smallholder farming Rome, 6 June 2012 – With the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development only two weeks away,

Youth employment in Tunisia receives boost from co-financed project

IFAD supports women and young people to develop rural microenterprises

IFAD approves US$88m for smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change

Rome, 16 December 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) approved US $88 million in grant financing for climate change adaptation

A boost for climate change resilience in Moldova

IFAD loan and grant of US$16.6 million to strengthen investments in rural economy Rome, 20 February 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development

Increasing food security and climate resilience in Yemen

IFAD scales up successful programmes to stimulate economic growth in rural communities Rome, 26 March 2014 – A programme supported by the International

US$34 million IFAD loan and grants to strengthen post-harvest interventions and resilience to climate change in Rwanda

Rome, 7 April 2014 – A new project recently launched in Kigali by the  Government of Rwanda and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Future of Vietnam’s rice production threatened by climate change

  New IFAD project to aid Mekong Delta small farmers as rice crops are devastated by rising temperatures, sea levels Tra Vinh, Vietnam, 22 May 2014 - Vietnam

The adaptation pay-off - it does, says IFAD

  | The adaptation advantage: The economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers for climate change Warsaw, 13 November 2013 – Adapting to climate

Financing climate adaptation for smallholder farmers is critical

| | Rome, 31 May 2013 – Ahead of the United Nations climate change meeting in Germany, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural

Mozambique is first to receive IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Trust Fund Grant

Smallholders in Maputo and Limpopo Corridors to benefit from value chain development project Rome, 3 October 2012 – The International Fund for Agricultural

IFAD’s new Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) goes live

IFAD operationalizes a new programme to help smallholders adapt to climate change Niger - Project for the Promotion of Local Initiatives for Development

British government and IFAD sign commitment for innovative climate adaptation programming

Eight million rural people to get support to reduce climate risks Rome, 20 November 2012 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and

Strengthening livelihoods and resilience to climate change in Viet Nam

IFAD invests in rural communities hit by erratic weather and sea level rise in the Mekong Delta Rome, 28 March 2014 – A project supported by the International

Ethiopia's youth making their mark in agriculture

4 November 2014 – Until now, farming has not been an obvious choice for Ethiopia's youth. Barriers to owning land and other assets have fuelled the steady migration of young people to urban centres.

Building coastal climate resiliency in Bangladesh

IFAD extends US$40.5 million loan and grant Rome 28 June 2013 – To strengthen the resilience of people living in the coastal areas of the People's Republic

Empowering indigenous peoples is a must for sustainable rural development, says IFAD President

The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) called for greater support to indigenous peoples whose economic and social empowerment is a prerequisite for the kind of sustainable development that can transform struggling rural areas in developing countries.

Partnering with Intel to provide agricultural information to Cambodian farmers

Intel Corporation and IFAD have teamed up to increase small farmers' access to information through new Intel software that will help farmers make informed decisions on seed and fertilizer selection, harvest planning and sales management.

Intel technology helps small farmers support Cambodia's export goals

A new project launched by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Intel Corporation is providing smallholder farmers in the Kingdom of Cambodia simple technologies that can help the country reach its goal of becoming the next major rice exporter in the global market.

IFAD Vice-President meets Kazakhstan Prime Minister

Rome, 7 July 2014 – The Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today met with the Prime Minister of the Republic

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