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Guyana to benefit from US$8 million IFAD loan to reduce rural poverty and boost food security

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Guyana signed a financial agreement today to transform the lives of 30,000 people in Guyana’s hinterland, the area of the country most affected by climate change.

IFAD to provide US$24.3 million to improve integration of family farmers into new value chains in Argentina

Improving sustainable integration of small-scale producers into emerging value chains is the aim of a financial agreement signed here today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Argentina.

South Africa will only eradicate poverty if rural youth participate equally in the economy, says IFAD report

Government policies that bring rural young people into the economic mainstream are essential for South Africa’s sustainable development, according to a global report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Dream weaver in Guatemala

In remote rural areas of developing countries, women are often relegated to house chores or on-farm labour because of a lack of literacy and numeracy skills.

UN agencies in Rome step up on gender equality to end hunger and poverty

Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women’s Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.

Building a life after conflict

Rénilde Buhembe, 54, is a mother of three (two girls and a boy) who lives in the village of Rwingiri in Gitega province in central Burundi. She was widowed at age 18 and when in 1993, civil war broke out, she took in three more little boys who had lost their parents in the conflict.

Independent evaluation shows IFAD-supported programme in Mozambique led to poverty alleviation

Development projects supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) contributed to raising the incomes of poor smallholder farmers and their families in parts of rural Mozambique, according to the findings of a new evaluation report presented today in Maputo.

IFAD and Cambodia to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by expanding market opportunities

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Cambodia signed a financial agreement today to fund a rural development project that aims to increase incomes for 75,000 smallholder farming households by expanding commercial agricultural markets and developing links between producers, buyers and service providers.

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