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More food with every drop

Water is key to food and agriculture, but with many parts of the world increasingly affected by water scarcity, it’s critical that we use it wisely. Luckily, small-scale farmers are up to the challenge.

Rural women rising: Investing today for tomorrow’s sustainable future

On International Rural Women's Day, we recognise the tremendous strength of rural women and girls across the globe. These women and girls, the backbone of our rural communities, are not just farmers, entrepreneurs, and caregivers; they are the very heartbeat of the land they nurture and the families they sustain.

IFAD launches #Sing4RuralWomen social media challenge on Rural Women's Day

In celebration of Rural Women's Day on 15 October, IFAD has collaborated with the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir (SGC) to launch the #Sing4RuralWomen social media challenge. Through a new song composed by IFAD’s Carlo Ladd, and interpreted by SGC, this initiative aims to celebrate the pivotal role played by rural women worldwide and raise awareness through music and dance on social media.

Cerca de 4 000 jóvenes rurales de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras mejoran sus medios de vida con el impulso del FIDA

Cerca de 4 000 jóvenes de áreas rurales y periurbanas en Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras han mejorado sus medios de vida tras su participación en un proyecto de desarrollo rural para jóvenes financiado y promovido por el FIDA, junto a su socio estratégico ICCO Cooperación.

IFAD strengthens its investments in Morocco with a new €87 million agreement

Amid growing climate impacts and water scarcity, the Kingdom of Morocco and IFAD signed an agreement today for a new project that will improve the livelihoods and living conditions for rural people in the mountainous areas of the Oriental region and reduce their vulnerability to climate change.

Sing for Rural Women

Women are the driving force behind rural communities, yet they have less resources, time and decision-making power than men. Join us and Soweto Gospel Choir and sing for rural women so more people can hear why they matter.

With the right resources, rural women can change the world

When rural women access finance, the entire world flourishes. Find out how financially empowered women are leading the fight against climate change, achieving sustainable development and ensuring food security for their communities and the planet.

IFAD and Burkina Faso sign new financing agreement to build resilience of small-scale farmers to climate change and other shocks

Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD and Dr Aboubakar Nacanabo, Minister of Economy, Finance and Foresight of Burkina Faso, today signed a new financing agreement to further strengthen the resilience of small-scale farmers.

Thriving in Türkiye: meet the women lifting themselves out of poverty

All over the world rural women face numerous challenges that men do not. Find out how an IFAD-funded project in Türkiye is providing them with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.

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