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UN food and agriculture agencies present key findings and recommendations of country strategy and programme evaluations in Cameroon

The evaluation offices of the three UN agencies based in Rome – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) – are organizing a joint national workshop to discuss the findings and recommendations of their respective country strategy and programme evaluations with the Government and other key partners in Cameroon.

Cambodia and IFAD to discuss strategy to improve rural livelihoods in the country

Media are invited to attend a national workshop that will present results of an independent evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s rural development work in Cambodia.

Bangladesh: Breaking down barriers

Traditionally relegated to house chores, most rural women of Bangladesh have had very little access to economic activities outside their homes and they are often the poorest and most marginalized members of their communities.

The link between poverty and migration tops discussion between UN agency President and Pope Francis

Just days after renewing his plea to respect the rights of migrants, Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during which it is expected they will discuss the importance of investing in rural development to create opportunities for some of the poorest people in the world.

Indigenous crops bring climate solutions for farmers in Brazil's Caatinga – IFAD and Slow Food take the lead

Longer dry seasons and unpredictable rainfall are having a serious impact on the farming communities in the semi-arid zone, or Caatinga biome, in the state of Bahia in north-eastern Brazil.

IFAD announces second phase of its flagship climate change adaptation fund

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce the second phase of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), the largest global financing source dedicated to supporting the adaptation of poor smallholder farmers to climate change.

How avocados are making a difference in the Dominican Republic

Marielena and Julio come from the town of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, where a small green fruit – the avocado – has changing their lives and that of their community.

In the pursuit of a better life

Pathe Ndiaye, 26, stands in the middle of an onion field in Kaolack, Senegal and succinctly sums up why he returned to his rural home after spending years in the city. “Life is better here.”

New IFAD grant supports efforts to help indigenous peoples find their own development path

The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has recently approved a US$3 million grant in support of indigenous peoples' communities in developing countries for the period 2017-2020.

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