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Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD Releases Corporate-level Evaluation on IFAD Replenishments

The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today released a report on its just-concluded evaluation of the process for the replenishment of IFAD's financial resources.

Viet Nam: Adapting in the Delta

Vietnam is the world's second largest exporter of rice and 60 percent of it is grown in the Mekong Delta. But now farmers in at least two provinces say the future of rice production is threatened because of rising sea levels and temperature increases attributed to climate change.

Smallholder farming in small island states key to reducing vulnerability to external shocks

| | IFAD President to meet top officials in Mauritius and Seychelles Rome, 28 February 2013 – Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for

IFAD adopts comprehensive policy on gender equality – a key to rural development

ROME, Italy, 4 April 2012 – In rural households throughout the developing world, women and girls work hard each day to protect their families' basic rights

IFAD study: 350 million rural people pull out of desperate poverty in past decade

Rural Poverty Report shows mixed results across regions, opportunities for progress in changing agricultural markets Rome, 6 December 2010 – Despite improvements

IFAD-funded projects increase incomes and improve lives for rural poor in India, reports independent evaluation

New Delhi, 12 May 2016 – Development projects supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in India have been effective in reducing

Kenya's farm makeover show, Shamba Shape-Up, offers practical advice to smallholders

7 MAY 2014 – With the fourth and latest series of Shamba Shape-Up – Kenya's most watched agriculture TV show – well under way, IFAD staff have been talking to smallholder farmers about a range of practical issues, from cow care and livestock resilience to climate-change adaption.

Family farmers grow fruit and vegetables thanks to irrigation schemes in Rwanda

Popularly known as ‘the land of a thousand hills' – U Rwanda rw'imisozi igihumbi – Rwanda has a beautiful landscape made up of endless undulating hills and valleys stretching as far as the eye can see.

Agreenium signe un accord de partenariat avec le Fonds International de Développement Agricole

Rome/Paris, 7 février 2014 - Agreenium, établissement public français de coopération scientifique, a signé le 3 février 2014 à Rome un accord de partenariat

Successful IFAD-supported project helps influence national policy in The Gambia

The Gambia is taking steady steps towards prosperity by scaling up proven land and water management practices across the country and developing national policies to back these efforts.

Press communique on the high-level working dinner co-hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on the World Food Crisis

The United Nations Secretary-General and H.E Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy co-hosted a high-level working dinner with Heads of State, Heads of Government

IFAD and Spain sign partnership agreement to strengthen collaborative work in rural development

Release number IFAD/51/07 Rome – 27 November 2007 - IFAD and Spain today signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their ability to combat rural poverty

IFAD press releases: 2011

December 21 December: US$100 million IFAD loan and grant to Ethiopia to improve financial services in rural areas 19 December: US$ 10 million IFAD loan

Smallholder farmers key to lifting over one billion people out of poverty

Backing and enabling smallholders can unleash new and sustainable agricultural revolution Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4 June 2013 – Supporting smallholder farmers

IFAD and Unilever sign first global public-private partnership agreement

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and leading global consumer goods company Unilever today signed a public-private partnership agreement aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the world.

IFAD sends a message of support, and looks to the future, after typhoon strikes the Philippines

ROME, 12 November 2013 – IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze today sent a message of support and condolence to the President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon

Rome-based UN agencies join forces on food losses

| Switzerland to fund $2.7 million project with pilot activities in three African countries Rome, 20 December 2013 –The UN Food and Agriculture Organization

West Africa has potential to strengthen its agricultural sector

Food security in the region could improve with targeted policy support Rome, 18 December 2013 –Boosting productivity, fostering competitiveness and ensuring

US$ 85 million IFAD loan to scale up pastoral community development in Ethiopia

Rome, 16 December 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a loan of US$85 million to the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia

Financial services for rural poor vital, say Queen Maxima and top U.N. Officials

Tanzania trip ends with calls for more joint efforts on financial inclusion and food security Dar-Es-Salaam/Dodoma, 13 December 2013 – Her Majesty Queen

IFAD and FAO combine their expertise for better management of projects in fragile states

US$2 million IFAD grant to FAO for capacity development Rome, 5 December 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide

Agricultural Risk Management Platform to be launched at IFAD

Rome, 2 December 2013 - The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) will be launched today at the headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural

Michel Mordasini takes up duties as Vice President of IFAD

Rome, 2 December 2013 – Ambassador Michel Mordasini, a Swiss national and former Head of the Global Cooperation Domain at the Swiss Agency for Development

IFAD workshop launches the second phase of a regional cooperation programme to support 20 million farming families across Asia and the Pacific

Farmers' organizations in Asia and the Pacific region jump start International Year of Family Farming Rome 22 November 2013 – The International Fund for

UN joins forces with Expo 2015 to end hunger

22 UN agencies will bring the vision of a sustainable hunger-free world to Expo Milan 14 November 2013, Rome – The United Nations and Expo 2015 signed

La adaptación tiene sus ventajas, según el FIDA

| The Adaptation Advantage: The Economic Benefits of Preparing Small-Scale Farmers for Climate Change Varsovia, 13 de noviembre de 2013 - La adaptación

L’adaptation est-elle rentable? Absolument, déclare le FIDA

| L'avantage de l'adaptation: les retombées économiques dérivant de la préparation des petits agriculteurs au changement climatique Varsovie, 13 novembre

Russia announces US$6 million for food security in developing countries

Rome, 05 November 2013 – Vladimir Kuznetsov, Acting Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, met with

More power to rural women

IFAD award for gender equality goes to Bangladesh's Sunamganj project Rome/Dhaka, 31 October 2013 – The Bangladesh Sunamganj Community Based Resource Management

Appui aux petites exploitations agricoles et aux filières – clé pour un développement rural durable au Maroc

Le Président du FIDA, Kanayo F. Nwanze rencontrera à Rabat les leaders du nouveau gouvernement Rome, le 18 octobre 2013 – Kanayo F. Nwanze, Président du

L’AFD et le FIDA s’engagent pour sécuriser les investissements agricoles en Afrique Subsaharienne

Rome, le 8 octobre 2013 – Le Ministre français délégué auprès du ministre des Affaires étrangères, chargé du Développement, M. Pascal Canfin, le Président

US$ 51 million IFAD loan to India for empowerment of tribal communities

4 October 2013, Rome - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a loan of US$51 million to the Republic of India to finance

IFAD-supported programme in Sri Lanka awarded for efficiency

Post-Tsunami work cited as best practice for future development work 3 October 2013, Rome - The Post-Tsunami Coastal Rehabilitation and Resource Management

IFAD and FAO target small-scale agricultural projects facing challenges

$2.6 million grant to help countries manage public investments 2 October 2013, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International

FAO, IFAD, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP and WHO step up joint efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan

Khartoum, 24 September 2013 - Six United Nations funds and agencies - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development

10 things to know about gender and rural poverty

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

Date: 23 May 2007 Time: 15.00-17.30 Venue: IFAD - Room 201 (Executive Board room) The seminar will be followed by a cocktail at 17.30 The seminar will

Global Consultation on Cassava as a Potential Bioenergy Crop

The Global Consultation on Cassava as a Potential Bioenergy Crop is supported by the Governments of Italy and Finland, Food and Agriculture Organization

Leveraging migration for Africa: Remittances, skills and investments

Date: 6 April 2011 Time: 10:00-12:30 Venue: IFAD - Italian Conference Room This comes at a time when countries in Africa and elsewhere are grappling with

New Zealand announces US$1.2 million to IFAD for rural development

Rome, 20 August, 2013 - New Zealand announced a contribution of US$1.2 million to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for the Ninth

Queen Maxima and Senior UN Officials visit Ethiopia and Tanzania to highlight the role of financial inclusion in improving the lives of rural poor

Addis Ababa – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the three food agencies of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness of how

Un atelier régional pour former les équipes des projets financés par le FIDA en suivi-évaluation

Grand-Bassam accueille les responsables des projets et programmes, les chargés du suivi-évaluation et les équipes FIDA des pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest,

Rural microfinance services for one million poor women across the Sudan

IFAD grant to scale up Agricultural Bank of Sudan Microfinance Initiative Rome, 21 February 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development

Le Bénin et le FIDA signent un accord de financement de 27 millions d'USD

Des services financiers qui répondent aux besoins des petites et moyennes exploitations agricoles et para-agricoles Rome, 15 juillet 2013 – Le Fonds international

Brazil and IFAD sign US$40 million loan agreement

Family farming top priority in the State of Ceará, Brazil Rome 28 June 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a

IFAD to support loan and grant to enhance sustainable agricultural growth in Nepal

Quality-assured seeds and livestock development means better lives for rural women and men Kathmandu, 2 December  – The International Fund for Agricultural

IFAD grant of US$20.28 million to boost rice and vegetable productivity in The Gambia

Rome, 20 December 2012 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a US$20.28 million grant to the Republic of The Gambia

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