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IFAD to provide an additional US$2.1 million loan to Maldivian fishing and farming communities to help recover from the tsunami by building back better

Press release number: IFAD 35/06 Rome, June 30 2006 - Fishing families and small farmers in remote islands of the Maldives whose livelihoods were devastated

New project to help smallholders and indigenous people in Paraguay improve their livelihoods

Press release number: IFAD 34/06 Rome, 22 June 2006 - Organizations of small-scale producers in Paraguay, many of whom have been badly affected by ten

New US$10.1 million IFAD loan to help Zambian smallholders to keep healthier cattle and produce more food

Press release number: IFAD 33/06 Rome, 20 June 2006 - A major drive to control cattle disease through vaccination programmes and to restore access to draught

IFAD loan to fight poverty in Albania’s mountain areas

Press release number: IFAD 32/06 Rome, June 20, 2006. A private rural commercial bank providing financial services that promote economic growth will be

UN agency IFAD receives largest funding increase in two decades

Press release number: IFAD/36/06 Rome, 12 September 2006. The Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have set the

United States supports targeted efforts by IFAD to assist poor farmers in developing countries

Press release number: IFAD 19/06 Rome, 23 April 2006 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) welcomed the pledge by the United States

US$150.5 million to combat rural poverty

Press release number: IFAD 18/06 Rome, 21 April 2006 - The 87th session of IFAD's Executive Board approved US$145.6 million in loans to support rural development

Guatemala's indigenous people to get US$30 million support from UN IFAD for development programme

Press release number: IFAD 17/06 Rome, 20 April 2006 - Guatemala's indigenous Mayan people, who have often been marginalized, will now play a role in planning,

New US$26.4 million IFAD loan to reconstruct families’ livelihoods after Pakistan earthquake

Press release number: IFAD 31/06 Rome, 14 June 2006 - Eight thousand families left destitute by last October’s earthquake will receive financial and technical

How to boost fertilizer use by African smallholders:

The Africa Fertilizer Summit is a high-level regional initiative with a historic aim - to boost fertilizer use across the continent and trigger a Green

Project to improve roads in Yemen will help 300,000 highland people

Press release number: IFAD 30/06 Rome, 7 June 2006 - A new development project in Yemen will focus on upgrading 215 kilometres of dirt roads in isolated

New US$11.9 million IFAD grant supports sustainable growth in northern Mali’s fragile river ecosystem

Press release number: IFAD 29/06 Rome, 6 June 2006 - A large number of Mali’s population living in the Niger River Inner Delta will benefit from additional

IFAD launches report on women and desertification

Press release number IFAD 28/06 Rome, May 29, 2006. The impact of desertification on women around the world and their role in dealing with the problem

IFAD President will visit China for talks with senior government officials: China increases its contribution to IFAD’s resources

Press release number: IFAD 27/06 Beijing and Rome- 26 May 2006. The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Lennart Båge,

Japan increases its contribution to IFAD resources

Press release number: IFAD 26/06 Rome, 26 May 2006. The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Lennart Båge, will visit

US$8.4 million IFAD loan for project to rehabilitate poor areas of the Congo

Press release number: IFAD 25/06 Rome, 22 May 2006 - Better seed distribution, disease-resistant plant cuttings, stronger markets and better financial

Land reform in Madagascar to be strengthened by new project

Press release number: IFAD 24/06 Rome, 19 May 2006 - Madagascar's land reform programme will be strengthened by a new development project that aims to

Republic of Korea contributes US$3 million to reducing rural poverty

Press release number: IFAD 23/06 Rome, 17 May 2006 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has welcomed the Republic of Korea's pledge

Tanzania's poorest livestock farmers to be helped by new development programme

Press release number: IFAD 22/06 Rome, 8 May 2006 - Tanzanians who are very poor and depend heavily on farming animals for their livelihoods will be supported

US$25 million IFAD loan to build market opportunities in coastal Bangladesh

Press release number: IFAD 21/06 Rome, 3 May 2006 - Over 85,000 poor families living in remote and vulnerable villages will directly benefit from a new

Japanese Parliamentarians pay tribute to IFAD-supported rural income diversification project in Vietnam

Press release number: IFAD 20/06 Asian Parliamentarians' Seminar on Poverty Alleviation, 5-6 April 2006, Hanoi and Tuyen Quang, Vietnam Yoshio Yatsu, Japanese

Strong institutions can help rural poor people overcome poverty: round-table discussion at IFAD's Governing Council looks at opportunities and constraints

Press release number: IFAD 11/06 Rome, 16 February 2006: Participants at the 29th Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Research innovations in Africa and Asia hold promise for rural poor people

Press release number: IFAD 10/06 Rome, 16 February 2006 - Advances in agricultural research have the potential to lift rural people out of poverty, if

Land issues deliberated at IFAD Governing Council: secure access is key to improving livelihoods

Press release number: IFAD 09/06 Rome, 16 February 2006 - Access to land lies at the heart of the fight to overcome rural poverty. The issues relating

Innovation is key to rural poverty reduction: panellists at UN IFAD's Governing Council discuss how to support creativity and risk-taking

Press release number: IFAD 08/06 Rome, 16 February 2006 - Poor people are innovators for life,'' stated Olaseinde Arigbede of the Union of Small and Medium

América Latina constituye un desafío para el FIDA

Comunicado de prensa FIDA 07/06 La Directora de América Latina y el Caribe del Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA),  Isabel Lavadenz, señaló

People's participation is essential in fight against poverty says Prime Minister of Bhutan at UN IFAD's Governing Council

Press release number: IFAD 06/06 Rome, 15 February 2006 - The importance of listening to the voices of rural poor people was the in his inaugural statement

New US$16.2 million IFAD loan to empower communities in Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains

Press release number: IFAD 05/06 Rome, 14 February 2006 -More than 75,000 people living in remote mountain villages will benefit from a new US$34.4 million

New US$19.75 million IFAD programme to develop the informal dairy industry in Kenya

Press release number: IFAD 04/06 Rome, 25 January 2006 – Thousands of poor, small-scale milk producers and traders will benefit from a new development

New US$19 million loan to improve harvests and increase incomes of the rural poor in Ghana

Press release number: IFAD 03/06 Rome, 20 January 2006 - A new development programme in Ghana will benefit small farmers, traders and processors of roots

New US$15.5 IFAD loan to improve rural livelihoods in Tunisia

Press release number: IFAD 01/06 Rome, 17 January 2006 – More than 15,000 rural households will benefit from a new development programme in Tunisia’s Governorate

New US$26.5 million loan to make financial services available to rural poor people in Pakistan

Press release number: IFAD 02/06 Rome, 18 January 2006 – Rural poor people who have little access to credit and rural financial services will benefit from

IFAD’s Executive Board approves more than US$197 million in loans and grants to combat rural poverty in 14 countries

Release number IFAD/38/07 Rome, 13 September 2007 – The Executive Board of IFAD approved almost US$164 million in loans and close to US$25 million in grants

IFAD’s Executive Board approved more than US$122 million in loans and grants to fight rural poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East

Release number IFAD/25/07 Rome, 20 April 2007 – The Executive Board of IFAD approved US$63.5 million in loans and US$59.2 million in grants to fight rural

IFAD-supported development project will help kick-start economic growth in Guinea-Bissau

Release number IFAD/54/07 Rome, 19 December 2007 – A new project in Guinea-Bissau will help about 100,000 poor rural people work with local public administrations,

US$30.30 million programme will help increase incomes of rural microentrepreneurs in Madagascar

Release number IFAD/53/07 Rome, 18th December 2007 – PROSPERER, a new IFAD-supported programme, will assist small-scale entrepreneurs in Madagascar increase

IFAD’s Executive Board approves US$ 263 million in loans and grants to combat rural poverty in 16 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East

Release number IFAD/52/07 Rome, 14 December 2007 – IFAD's Executive Board approved more than US$236 million in loans and US$20 million in grants for projects

IFAD supports US$46 million programme to boost microfinance in Pakistan

Release number IFAD/50/07 Rome, 22 November 2007 – A US$46 million programme will boost commercialization of the microfinance sector in Pakistan and make

IFAD-supported project will help Bolivia’s camelid producers boost their incomes through new microenterprises

Release number IFAD/49/07 Rome, 22 November 2007 – A project to realize the market potential of Bolivia's millions of llamas, alpacas and undomesticated

IFAD and CPLP sign cooperation agreement to fight rural poverty in Portuguese-speaking developing countries

Release number IFAD/48/07 Lisbon – Thursday, 8 November 2007 - IFAD and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) have today signed a cooperation

Poor farmers in Burundi will get livestock and training from new US$17.8 million IFAD-supported project

Release number IFAD/33/07 Rome 26 June 2007 – Poor farmers in Burundi will receive animals, veterinary medicines and training through a new US$17.8 million

US$10.9 million IFAD-supported programme will bring small loans and jobs to young people in rural Sierra Leone

Release number IFAD/32/07 Rome 25 June 2007 – A new US$10.9 million programme supported by IFAD will bring small loans and jobs to poor rural people in

US$20 million IFAD-supported project will help overcome water shortages and generate employment in Syria

Release number IFAD/31/07 Rome, 14 June 2007 – A new US$58 million project in Syria will create employment opportunities and reduce water shortages for

US$57.7 million IFAD-supported small-scale irrigation programme will improve food security in Ethiopia

Release number IFAD/30/07 Rome, 13 June 2007 – More than 60,000 poor farming families in Ethiopia will benefit from a US$57.7 million small-scale irrigation

US$11.5 million IFAD-supported project will improve livelihoods for poor rural people in Cambodia

Release number IFAD/28/07 Rome 28 May 2008– A new US$11.5 million development project in Cambodia will work with 22,600 rural households in the border

New fund will stimulate business innovation in rural Africa

Release number IFAD/29/07 The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Rome -13 June 2007 – IFAD today announced details of a new multi-donor challenge fund that

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

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

Organismo de las Naciones Unidas dedicado a combatir la pobreza rural propugna ante el MERCOSUR políticas de apoyo a la población rural pobre

El Presidente del FIDA visitará la próxima semana Argentina, Paraguay y Uruguay Roma, 17 de mayo de 2007. El Presidente del FIDA, Lennart Båge, viajará

IFAD-backed US$27 million project in Haiti will develop small-scale irrigation systems for poor rural farmers

Release number IFAD/27/07 Rome, 15 May 2007 – A new US$27 million development project in Haiti will rehabilitate collective irrigation systems used by

US$39.9 million IFAD-supported development programme will boost productivity of old tea plantations

Release number IFAD/26/07 Rome, 8 May 2007– A new US$39.9 million development programme in Sri Lanka will improve economic and social conditions for almost

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