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New challenges for the global economy

There are many reasons to be hopeful about the global economy in 2018.

International conference: Rural Inequalities: Evaluating approaches to overcome disparities

Media are invited to participate in the International Conference on Rural Inequalities: Evaluating approaches to overcome disparities.

IFAD and Ant Financial sign Declaration of Intent, exploring ways to develop rural economies

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ant Financial Services Group today signed a Joint Declaration of Intent to explore ways to contribute to economic development in rural areas and the reduction of rural poverty in China and other developing countries.

In the 21st century rural development is synonymous with sustainable development

To achieve many of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it is essential to move towards a profound transformation of rural societies.

A new paradigm for rural development

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the broadest consensus ever reached by humanity regarding the kind of development we aspire to. They establish a minimum for our civilization regarding the opportunities and levels of well-being to which every human being is entitled, and define humanity’s obligations with respect to our planet and its future generations.

A Chefs’ Manifesto: How the food industry can deliver a better future for food

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub is a consortium of NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, private sector and UN agencies that collaborate on campaigns that help achieve SDG2 - to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

Territorios Productivos - transforming rural policies in Mexico

In 2014, IFAD and the Mexican government piloted a new policy approach that goes beyond cash transfers to help eradicate rural poverty. Through this pilot project, designed and implemented in partnership with the Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural (RIMISP), poor, rural families – those who receive the small monthly social security payments – for the first time have been able to access Government’s agricultural support programmes and have increased their productivity and incomes.

Let’s talk about goats: Boosting India’s goat sector could double rural incomes

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is partnering with the Government of India, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Creative Agri-solutions, to host a two-day conference starting today to discuss how to significantly improve the goat sector in rural areas, specifically in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha states.

Let’s talk about goats

Antonio Rota has more than 30 years’ experience working with livestock in the rural development sector. He will be participating in a national conference on developing a vibrant goat sector in India, 16-17 April 2018.

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