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Donors must focus on agriculture to drive growth in poor countries, says IFAD President in The Hague

IFAD 13/07 The Hague, 8 November 2007 – IFAD is concerned that the international development community says agriculture is an important tool for development,

Second World Congress on Agricultural and Rural Finance

IFAD 12/07 Bangkok, 31 October – 3 November 2007 Rural finance CEOs, managers and experts from 120 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe

Agriculture drives economic growth, acting like an enzyme that catalyzes other forms of human development and poverty reduction, says IFAD President at Sida presentation of World Development Report on agriculture

IFAD 14/07 Stockholm, 14 November 2007 – IFAD agrees with the World Development Report's assessment of the "special power" of agriculture to overcome rural

Donoren moeten zich concentreren op landbouw om groei te stimuleren in arme landen, zegt IFAD voorzitter in Den Haag

IFAD 13/07 Den Haag, 8 november 2007 – IFAD is bezorgd dat de internationale ontwikkelingsgemeenschap wel zegt dat landbouw een belangrijk hulpmiddel is

Investment in agriculture key to reducing rural poverty in developing countries

IFAD 11/07 IFAD President to Address Newsmakers Breakfast OTTAWA 16 October 2007 - Lennart Båge, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Der Klimawandel wird die Kluft zwischen den Industrienationen und den Entwicklungsländern vergrößern:

IFAD 09/07 IFAD-Präsident nimmt am InWEnt Seminar unter der Leitung des BMZ in Berlin teil Rom, 27. September 2007 – Der Klimawandel wird die ärmsten und

Symposium on IFAD's Strategy for Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia and Pacific - Press Releases

20 September 2002 (2002-39) 16 September 2002 (2002-38)    

Conferenza stampa Run For Food

Media Advisory no.: MA/03/10 Presentazione della quinta edizione della maratona Run For Food, che si svolgerà il 17 ottobre, a Roma, con partenza alle

Emergency Ministerial Meeting on the Horn of Africa

Rome, 22 July 2011: An international emergency meeting will be held in Rome on Monday, 25 July 2011, to examine measures to address the crisis in the Horn

Listen to the bottom billion in talks for new climate change regime

Media backgrounder MB/14/08 Must the rural poor pay such a high price? Rome 28 November, 2008 - In developing countries, those who have contributed little

IFAD to Release Global Report on Rural Poverty

Media Advisory no.: MA/04/10 Rome, 20 October 2010 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), an international financial institution

IFAD and Qatar to consolidate their partnership and operational cooperation

Media backgrounder MB/03/08 International development trends are the focus of an official visit to Qatar by the President of IFAD, Lennart Båge Rome, 25

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28 November: Listen to the bottom billion in talks for new climate change regime | 26 November: Current global financial crisis must not derail development

IFAD observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with a debate on MDG1

Press release No.: IFAD/53/08 Ian Johnson urges switching focus to generating wealth, Moise Mensah says NERICA shows success is possible. Rome, 21 October:

Boosting Food Production in Africa’s “Breadbasket Areas”

New Collaboration among Rome-based UN Agencies and AGRA ROME (4 June 2008)—An unprecedented partnership among key players in agricultural development aims

US $242.655 million from IFAD in loans and grants for rural poverty programmes and projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near East and Central and Eastern Europe

Press release No.: IFAD/42/08 IFAD's Executive Board concludes meeting in Rome Rome, 15 September 2008 – IFAD's Executive Board approved more than US$177.41

Family farms key to food security and poverty reduction in developing countries

Release number IFAD/29/08 Rome, 21 May 2008 – Policies to help small family farms in developing countries must be at the heart of the global response to

US$72 million in loans and grants for rural poverty programmes and projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Release number IFAD/26/08 IFAD's Executive Board concludes meeting at its headquarters Rome, 28 April 2008 – IFAD's Executive Board approved more than

IFAD USD 10 million rescue package for farmers in Haiti under FAO initiative for soaring food prices

Press release No.: IFAD/54/08 Rome, 28 October 2008 – Communities in Haiti suffering severe food insecurity are to be assisted by a USD 10.2 million package

IFAD to support US$70.9 million programme for rural development in Inner Mongolia

Release number IFAD/09/08 Rome, 12 February 2008 – A US$70.9 million development programme will pilot innovative approaches to help 125,000 households

IFAD-supported US$19 million project in Burkina Faso will improve irrigation schemes to boost crop production and farm incomes

Release number IFAD/08/08 Rome, 30 January 2008 – A new project in Burkina Faso will help people from about 20,000 poor rural households intensify and

Working together, pressing new challenges in agricultural development focus of meetings with Saudi officials and IFAD Assistant President

Release number IFAD/07/08 Rome, 29 January 2008 –  IFAD Assistant President Matthew Wyatt will meet key government officials in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Rural poverty reduction is focus of talks between Prime Minister of Yemen and IFAD Assistant President

Release number IFAD/06/08 Rome, 26 January 2008 – The prime Minister of Yemen, Ali Mohammed Mujawar, will meet Matthew Wyatt, Assistant President of IFAD,

US$19.2 million programme in Malawi will help poor rural people become key players in a newly liberalized economy with private sector support

Release number IFAD/05/08 Rome, 23 January 2008 – A new IFAD-supported development programme in Malawi will create opportunities for poor rural people

IFAD-backed US$84.6 million project in Bangladesh will help increase agricultural productivity and farm incomes

Release number IFAD/04/08 Rome, 22 January 2008 – A new project will work to boost agricultural productivity and farmers' incomes in Bangladesh by improving

Changing the investment climate in Viet Nam's poor rural areas

Release number IFAD/02/08 $US35 million loan signed by IFAD President in Viet Nam to expand market access and develop businesses for small farmers in Mekong

US$11.9 million IFAD loan to Armenia for developing microenterprises

Release number IFAD/01/08 Rome, 8 January 2008 – A new US$32.2 million Farmer Market Access Programme in Armenia, supported by a US$ 11.9 million loan

Enhancing food security and reducing rural poverty in the North-west of Azerbaijan

Press release No.: IFAD/33/08 Rome, 17 June 2008 – A new US$32.3 million IFAD-supported project in Azerbaijan will help 22,300 rural poor households increase

IFAD and Guatemala sign loan agreement to promote rural development in the country’s central and eastern regions

Press release No.: IFAD/32/08 The total project cost is US$38 million. IFAD will contribute 45 per cent, or US$17 million. The project will be implemented

US$27 million IFAD loan to improve living conditions for indigenous communities in the Philippines

Release number IFAD/31/08 Rome, 4 June 2008 – A US$26.56 million IFAD loan and a US$561.000 grant will help finance the Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural

UN Forum to discuss how partnerships with the private sector can help cut rural poverty

Press release No.: IFAD/46/08 Rome, 23 September 2008 - A unique UN forum tomorrow will see business leaders invited for the first time to UN Headquarters

IFAD President addresses UN high-level event on the response to the food price crisis in Africa

Press release No.: IFAD/44/08 Rome, 23 September 2008 - Speaking at the UN yesterday at a high-level event in New York on ¨A Response to the World Food

Ban Ki- moon lauds IFAD as having led some of the UN’s most successful development efforts

Release number IFAD/30/08 Rome, 2 June, 2008 - The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon today visited the new headquarters of the International

IFAD provides US$4 million for poverty alleviation project in Nepal

Release number IFAD/28/08 Second phase of social exclusion project to target communities and rural women Rome, 8 May 2008 – IFAD has announced a US$4 million

New network will improve knowledge sharing and innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Release number IFAD/27/08 Rome – 29 April, 2008 - IFAD's Executive Board has approved a grant that will help establish FIDAfrique-IFADAfrica, a new knowledge

IFAD-supported project will boost incomes of 126,000 households in Angola by improving agricultural productivity and revitalizing markets

Release number IFAD/23/08 Rome, 16 April 2008 – A new project in Angola will increase incomes of rural smallholders in the provinces of Bié, Huambo and

Urgent measures required to reduce impact of high food prices on the poor

Release number IFAD/22/08 UN Agency chiefs highlight role of agro-industries   © FAO Agro-industry generates demand for farm products and holds vast potential

IFAD Vice-President Kanayo Nwanze calls for increased resources to tackle the triple scourge of poverty, climate change and high food prices

Release number IFAD/21/08 Addis-Ababa, 2 April 2008 – IFAD Vice-President Kanayo Nwanze has called on African countries and international donors to step

New IFAD President to be elected in February 2009

Press release No.: IFAD/45/08 Rome, 22 September 2008: IFAD have started the process of appointing through election a new president to succeed the current

Saudi Arabia’s announcement of US$50 million contribution to the 8th Replenishment of IFAD’s Resources welcomed by IFAD President, Lennart Båge

Release number IFAD/24/08 Rome, 23 April 2008 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today announced its contribution of US$50 million to the 8th Replenishment

IFAD Member States rally to fund US$3 billion global poverty effort

Press release No.: IFAD/60/08 Rome, 19 December 2008 – Despite the financial crisis capturing headlines around the world, the international community confirmed

Le FIDA accordera des prêts et des dons d'un montant de 258,38 millions d'USD à l'appui de programmes et projets de réduction de la pauvreté rurale de par le monde

Communiqué de presse n°: FIDA/59/08 Le Conseil d'administration du FIDA termine sa session de trois jours à Rome Rome, 19 décembre 2008 – Les efforts visant

Developing Indigenous Reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean: Inter Press Service announces the winner of the 2008 journalism award

Press release No.: IFAD/58/08 Rome, 15 December 2008 – The 2008 Journalistic Award "Economic development, fight against poverty and social exclusion in

USD 30.17 million loan from IFAD to empower rural women and reduce poverty in the Mid-Gangetic Plains of India

Press release No.: IFAD/57/08 Rome, 11 December 2008 - A USD30.17 million loan to the Republic of India from IFAD will assist in increasing the social

UN agencies join forces to bring weather insurance to rural poor people

Press release No.: IFAD/56/08 Rome, 17 November 2008 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Agenzie delle Nazioni Unite collaborano per tutelare le popolazioni rurali povere dai rischi dei mutamenti climatici

Comunicato No.: IFAD/56/08 Roma, 17 novembre 2008 – Il Programma Alimentare Mondiale (PAM) delle Nazioni Unite e il Fondo Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

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