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IFAD technical assistance agreement to help boost agriculture production and food security in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a Reimbursable Technical Assistance (RTA) agreement today to boost agriculture production and food security in Saudi Arabia's Jizan Region.

IFAD and Bangladesh invest US$92.4 million to improve livelihoods for poorest rural households in flood-prone areas

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh signed a financing agreement today to sustainably improve incomes and promote resilience to extreme weather conditions for 303,000 rural households in six flood-prone districts in northern Bangladesh.

Leaders pledge to “leave no one behind” at IFAD annual event focused on fragile situations

Heads-of-state, ministers and government representatives gathered for the opening of the 41st session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss how investing in rural people in developing countries is central to building peace and stability around the world.

IFAD Member States renew commitment to reduce hunger and poverty for millions of rural people

At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

Defining and measuring state fragility

No state wants to be defined as fragile. But J.J. Messner’s job as co-director of The Fund for Peace’s Fragile States Index is to do just this. The Index tracks and assesses the performance of 178 countries on social, economic and political indicators to measure their fragility.

Investing in rural people is central to building peace and stability around the world

Against a rising tide of people living in increasingly fragile situations, the 41st session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will feature international personalities and heads-of-state who will discuss how investing in sustainable rural livelihoods is central to peacebuilding, state-building and social stability around the world.

IFAD US$39 million investment to stimulate inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Tajikistan signed a financing agreement today to reduce poverty and stimulate inclusive economic growth in poor rural communities.

Why smallholders are key in an urbanizing world

The divide between rural and urban areas is smaller than ever before.

Independent evaluation shows that IFAD's support to Peru has achieved significant impacts in reducing poverty in rural areas

The Independent Evaluation Office (IOE) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has evaluated six IFAD-supported projects implemented between 2006 and 2016 in Sierra Sur, Sierra Norte, Selva Alta and the area of Apurímac and Mantaro rivers – some of the poorest and most remote rural areas in the country.

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