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New agriculture development project will support family farming and reduce food imports in the Union of Comoros

A new agricultural development project, which will assist 35,000 vulnerable smallholder farmers improve local food production and reduce reliance on imports, was launched on 19 June in Moroni, the capital of the Union of Comoros.

IFAD and GEF: Working together to boost the development dividend

By balancing higher yields and incomes with healthy ecosystems, a new report shows how the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN specialized agency dedicated to smallholder agriculture development, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), are benefiting millions of rural people in developing countries.

IFAD’s External Relations and Governance chief in China to visit rural families and meet with senior officials

Charlotte Salford, Associate Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is in China this week to meet with senior officials of the government, partners from the private sector as well as participants in IFAD-supported projects. IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries.

Development of Kenya’s aquaculture sector could reduce rural poverty and tackle chronic malnutrition and food insecurity

More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Kenya in support of the country’s aquaculture sector.

Development veteran and former head of UK's Ebola Task Force joins IFAD as Associate Vice-President

Donal Brown of the United Kingdom has joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as Associate Vice-President of the Programme Management Department.

African post offices can be at the forefront of remittance and financial services in rural areas

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, according to a report released today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission (EC) on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances to be observed tomorrow.

International Day of Family Remittances: Working to build prosperity at home

Ahead of the International Day of Family Remittances to be observed on 16 June, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) called for continued efforts to help remittance-receiving families build a sustainable future for themselves and their communities.

Invitation to bid: Project-Friendly Metrics and Technologies for Better Results in Nutrition-Sensitive Projects

This Call for proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a Project-Friendly Metrics and Technologies for Better Results in Nutrition-Sensitive Projects.

IFAD attracts business to climate smart investments

Agriculture is stepping up in the fight against climate change with help from the private sector. A new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that investing in climate-resilient agriculture can attract sizeable contributions from the private sector.

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