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"Youth crisis" perpetuates poverty in rural areas, warn experts at IFAD Governing Council Meeting

Release number IFAD/10/07 Rome, 14 February 2007 - To alleviate the growing "youth crisis" in poor rural areas of the world, development policies need

Indonesia urges international community not to forget the lessons of 2004 tsunami

Release number IFAD/09/07 New exhibit showcases the country's major reconstruction efforts Rome, 14 February – The devastation wrought by the 2004 tsunami

IFAD Governing Council meets today in Rome

Unemployment among youth: A pressing challenge in the Near East and North Africa says Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Secretary-General of the Cooperation

OFID Director-General Suleiman J. Al-Herbish calls on G7 nations to accord same importance to MDGs as they do to global warming, energy security and debt relief

Release number IFAD/07/07 IFAD Governing Council meets today in Rome Rome, 14 February 2007--- Addressing delegates at the opening plenary of the 30th

IFAD Governing Council meets in Rome

Release number IFAD/06/07 Mozambique Prime Minister calls for an end to the appalling conditions in which citizens of developing countries live Italian

New US$55 million programme to test new approaches to fighting rural poverty in western China

Release number IFAD/05/07 Rome, 13 February 2006 – New approaches to reducing poverty and increasing poor people's incomes will be introduced in rural


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New IFAD-supported project in Niger to bolster poor rural people’s ability to cope with natural disasters and fight poverty

Release number IFAD/04/07 Rome, 9 February 2006 – A US$36 million development project in Niger will enable villagers in the Maradi region to develop financial

New IFAD-supported programme to modernize agricultural sector in Mozambique

Release number IFAD/03/07 Rome, 29 January 2006 – Approximately 140,000 rural households in Mozambique will participate in a new country-wide development

IFAD President to visit the UAE and Kuwait to enhance Arab collaboration in eradicating rural poverty worldwide

31 January 2007 - Lennart Båge, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will attend the annual high-level meeting of the

A US$22.2 million IFAD-supported project to help develop small rural businesses in El Salvador

Release number IFAD/02/07 Rome, 22 January 2007 – A US$22.2 million development project will assist over 70,000 poor rural people in El Salvador's eastern

IFAD media advisories: 2007

14 November: Agriculture drives economic growth, acting like an enzyme that catalyzes other forms of human development and poverty reduction, says IFAD

L’IFAD aumenta l’appoggio finanziario alle comunità colpite dallo tsunami nella regione indiana del Tamil Nadu

Comunicato IFAD/46/07 Roma, 1 novembre 2007 – L'IFAD ha approvato un prestito di altri 15 milioni di dollari al governo dell'India per intensificare gli

New project will boost incomes for poor rural people in Gabon

Release number IFAD/45/07 Rome, 26 October 2007 – A new IFAD-supported project will help small farmers and their organizations in the Woleu-Ntem province

Increased investment in agriculture is the key to ending poverty

Release number IFAD/43/07 IFAD President Lennart Båge to speak at high-level food policy conference in Beijing Rome, 16 October 2007 – The power of agricultural

Microenterprise loans will help entrepreneurs create new jobs in Bangladesh

Release number IFAD/42/07 Rome, 10 October 2007 – A new US$57.8 million development project will help provide credit to nearly 117,000 microentrepreneurs

US$10 million for rural communities in Guinea for better services and governance

Release number IFAD/41/07 Rome, 4 October 2007 - Poor rural families in Guinea will get better access to schooling, healthcare and drinking water under

Ugandan farmers will get better access to markets through new infrastructure improvement programme

Release number IFAD/40/07 Rome, 21 September 2007 – A new IFAD-funded programme in Uganda will help increase incomes, boost economic growth and reduce

Venezuela ofrece 15 millones de dólares anuales al FIDA para el desarrollo rural en América Latina

Comunicado N.º: IFAD/39/07 Acuerdo firmado ayer en Roma entre el BANDES y el organismo ONU Roma, 13 de septiembre de 2007.El Presidente del FIDA, Lennart

Farmers and fishers in Comoros will benefit from new IFAD-supported programme that will curb environmental damage

Release number IFAD/37/07 Rome, 27 August 2007 – A new US$7.2 million National Programme for Sustainable Human Development in the Comoros will assist farmers

New IFAD-supported programme will improve livelihoods and living standards in rural Uganda

Release number IFAD/36/07 Rome, 2 August 2007 – A new US$38.9 million programme in Uganda will improve livelihoods, living conditions and food security

New IFAD-supported horticulture programme will raise incomes and bring jobs to rural Kenya

Release number IFAD/34/07 Rome, 10 July 2007 – A new US$26.6 million horticultural marketing programme in Kenya will boost incomes and improve health and

IFAD to provide US$8.7 million to Lesotho for programme to give poor rural Basotho better access to financial services

Release number IFAD/47/07 Rome, 05 November 2007 – A US$8.7 million IFAD-supported programme will help about 37,000 poor rural people in Lesotho have better

IFAD steps up financial backing for tsunami-affected communities in India’s Tamil Nadu

Release number IFAD/46/07 Rome, 1 November 2007 – IFAD has loaned a further US$15 million to the government of India to boost efforts to help coastal fishing

Giornata mondiale dell’acqua: dal 26 al 30 marzo, il Governatore per l’Italia presso l’IFAD e Sottosegretario all’economia Paolo Cento sarà in Sudan

Release number IFAD/24/07 Roma, 22 Marzo 2007 - Dal 26 al 30 marzo 2007 una delegazione italiana guidata dal Sottosegretario di Stato al Ministero dell'economia

IFAD launches global initiative to improve remittances services for poor rural people

Release number IFAD/23/07 US$10 million fund to finance innovative projects around the world, with support from European Commission, Luxembourg, IDB, CGAP

New US$24.3 million IFAD-supported project will boost incomes for poor rural people in central Ecuador

Release number IFAD/22/07 Rome, 16 March 2007 – A new development project in central Ecuador will enable 36,000 poor rural households, including indigenous

New US$16.9 million IFAD-supported project in Burkina Faso to improve livelihoods of poor rural people

Release number IFAD/21/07 Rome, 15 March 2007 – A new US$16.9 million project in Burkina Faso will help poor rural people to process and market different

European Commission and IFAD commit to increased investment in agriculture for rural poverty eradication

Release number IFAD/20/07 Brussels and Rome, 9 March 2007— The European Commission (EC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

US$37.4 million IFAD-supported development project will boost employment for poor rural people in south-eastern provinces of Turkey

Release number IFAD/18/07 Rome, 5 March 2007 – A new US$37.4 million development project in Turkey will boost employment and foster new and existing businesses

US$19.9 million IFAD-supported project will create jobs in rural Upper Egypt

Release number IFAD/19/07 Rome, 7 March 2007 – A new development project will help create about 30,000 jobs, establish 44,000 small and micro enterprises

New US$32.1 million IFAD-supported programme will boost Colombian rural microenterprises

Release number IFAD/17/07 Rome, 26 February 2007 – About 32,000 families will take part in a new programme to fight rural poverty in the Caribbean and

Nuevo programa de 32,1 millones de dólares apoyado por el FIDA impulsará las microempresas rurales colombianas

Comunicado N.º: IFAD/17/07 Roma, 26 de febrero de 2007 – Unas 32 000 familias participarán en un nuevo programa para luchar contra la pobreza rural en

Lack of investment in agriculture is driving massive migration from rural areas, experts said at IFAD Governing Council meeting

Release number IFAD/15/07 Rome, 16 February 2007 – The number of people migrating in search of a better life is on the rise worldwide, and the vast majority

Self-employed rural people will benefit from IFAD-supported US$25.3 million development programme in Tanzania

Release number IFAD/16/07 Rome, 22 February – More than 300,000 households will take part in a new programme to boost the business skills of self-employed

New US$22.83 million IFAD-supported programme to bolster agropastoral activities in Northern Mali

Release number IFAD/14/07 Rome, 16 February – Over 20,000 people in the Kidal region of Mali will participate in a new programme to promote agropastoral

New US$29.85 million project for better water management in the Sudan’s Butana region

Release number IFAD/13/07 Rome, 16 February 2007 – A US$29.85 million project for better water management in the Butana region of the Sudan will enhance

IFAD Member States say development effectiveness demands “true partnerships” as the 30th Governing Council draws to a close

Release number IFAD/12/07 Rome, 15 February 2007 – The Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) closed its 30th

Small farmers must diversify and innovate to compete against large competitors, say ‘value chain’ experts

Release number IFAD/11/07 Rome, 15 February 2007- Poor rural producers are not fully benefiting from new markets because their products do not have the

Development community must redouble its efforts to reduce rural poverty and address climate change, says IFAD Assistant-President

IFAD 10/07 Matthew Wyatt to meet Irish Aid senior officials in Dublin Rome, 1 October 2007 – Climate change is one of the most serious threats to small

Climate change will widen the gap between the developed and developing world: IFAD President at InWEnt seminar hosted by BMZ in Berlin

IFAD 09/07 Rome, 27 September 2007 – Climate change will hit the poorest, most vulnerable communities hardest, said IFAD's president, Lennart Båge, prior

Desertification is an economic issue says IFAD

IFAD 08/07 Rome, 12 September 2007 - IFAD's Vice-President, Kanayo Nwanze, will stress the role of rural development in halting land degradation when he

Climate change, biofuel markets and migration to feature in African Green Revolution Conference

IFAD 07/07 IFAD Vice-President will present perspectives on emerging global challenges and effects on small-scale African farmers at Oslo meeting  Oslo

IFAD calls for increased investment in agriculture at second European Forum on Sustainable Rural Development to meet in Berlin

IFAD calls for increased investment in agriculture at second European Forum on Sustainable Rural Development to meet in Berlin IFAD 06/07 Rome, 14 June

IFAD verlangt nach verstärkten Investitionen in Landwirtschaft anlässlich des Zweiten Europäischen Forums für Nachhaltige Ländliche Entwicklung, das in Berlin zusammentreten wird.

IFAD 06/07 Rom, 14. Juni 2007 – Über 400 Entwicklungspraktiker und Politikmacher aus Ländern der Europäischen Union und Afrikas werden sich nächste Woche

Qatar hosts Niger donor conference: IFAD announces US$20 million grant

IFAD 05/07 Rome, 12 June 2007 – IFAD will provide an additional US$20 million in grant funding to combat food insecurity in Niger during the period 2007-2012.

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

IFAD 04/07 El Presidente del FIDA visitará la próxima semana Argentina, Paraguay y Uruguay Roma, 17 de mayo de 2007. El Presidente del FIDA, Lennart Båge,

IFAD Vice President to address Tokyo University on NERICA rice potential in Africa

IFAD 03/07 Rome, 10 May 2007 – Kanayo F. Nwanze, Vice President of IFAD will travel to Tokyo, Japan from 14 to 15 May to hold bilateral meetings with senior

IFAD President to meet with poor rural communities and government officials to discuss poverty eradication efforts in India

IFAD 02/07 Rome, 26 March, 2007– Lennart Båge, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, will visit India from 24 to 31 March

President of UN specialized agency IFAD to meet the press Dubai on 1 February

IFAD 01/07 Dubai, 30 January 2007 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invites all media houses to a ‘Meet the Press' event with

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