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IFAD and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia explore an enhanced partnership

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), met last week with a high-level Saudi delegation led by His Excellency Ahmed bin Saleh bin Ayada Al Khomshi, Undersecretary for Agriculture, in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

UN Reform: Is IFAD prepared?

The bold 2030 Agenda for humanity will require equally bold changes in the UN development system. How is IFAD preparing to meet the challenge of reform?

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia

Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.

New IFAD-supported project to increase employment and incomes of poor and vulnerable people in Ecuador

Increasing incomes and creating employment opportunities in some of Ecuador’s poorest rural communities is the focus of a project being financed under a new agreement between the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Ecuador.

IFAD and Iraq invest in new partnership to revitalise smallholder agriculture

n an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana.

New research finds the potential of waste reuse for small farmers worldwide

New research shows how food, agro-industrial and human waste can support food security and sustainability around the world.

UN Food Agencies’ chiefs to visit drought-hit Ethiopia

The heads of the three UN food agencies will visit Ethiopia to highlight the critical food and nutrition security situation. Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, which have caused hunger to soar and malnutrition rates to rise to alarming levels. The agency chiefs will discuss how best to strengthen their support to the Government and its systems so that Ethiopia can continue meeting its development goals while simultaneously addressing humanitarian challenges along the way.

IFAD and India to discuss shared rural poverty alleviation efforts

Officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are in New Delhi this week to discuss how to best support India’s efforts to alleviate rural poverty, achieve national development objectives and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for development.

Better feed for cows benefits dairy farmers in India and Tanzania

Innovative strategies increase milk production and boost small farmers’ food security and livelihoods.

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