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Pakistan: Breaking the cycle of poverty

The poorest people in the world are trapped in what is called the 'cycle of poverty'. Their familiies are so poor that they cannot access the necessary resources to improve their lives.

Rethinking mobility - how to respond to opportunities in a changing world

Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts.

Invitation to bid: South-South R&D and Knowledge Platform and Partnerships for Sustainable Family Agriculture in Lusophone Countries

This Call for Proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on South-South R&D and Knowledge Platform and Partnerships for Sustainable Family Agriculture in Lusophone Countries.

IFAD and the Lab launch new partnership to drive finance to African smallholder farmers combating climate change

Today, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) announced a new partnership that will help build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in Central and West Africa by developing and scaling up innovative financial instruments.

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the International Fund for Agricultural Development Strengthen their Cooperation

On the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a letter of intent to intensify collaboration between the two institutions and support the implementation of development goals in their common Member States.

Exploring the Link Between Conflict and Global Hunger

As new evidence in the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) shows the number of hungry people in the world continues to rise -- reaching 821 million in 2017 -- journalists are invited to join world leaders as they discuss the complex link between those increasing hunger rates and conflict.

GCF-IFAD agreement will help agricultural communities adapt to climate change

A key agreement signed today between the Green Climate Fund and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will help pioneer new land-based pathways of climate action.

Guatemala: Turning up the heat

Indigenous communities of Guatemala are feeling the effects of deforestation. Increased agriculture, illegal logging and fires have reduced forest cover, and rising temperatures and unpredictable bursts of rainfall that wash away the soil are making it difficult for farming communities to sustain themselves.

What does the evidence say about the expected benefits of rural land tenure security?

Improving farmers' land tenure security is expected to have many economic, social and environmental benefits.

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