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New IFAD-funded project in DRC to feed cities, develop rural areas and promote food sovereignty

IFAD, represented by its President Alvaro Lario, and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), together with the DRC’s Permanent Representative to IFAD, Ambassador Paul Emile Tshinga Ahuka, today signed a loan agreement to reduce poverty and ensure food sovereignty in rural areas.

From coca leaves to cocoa beans: How farmers in the Peruvian Amazon are innovating using digital tools

In Peru, IFAD-funded project helps small-scale farmers connect to new markets and access technical assistance online.

IFAD loan to enable small-scale farmers in Viet Nam to plan for, cope with and adapt to climate change impacts

IFAD and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam last week signed a loan agreement to promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth in the Mekong Delta. The Climate-smart Agricultural Value Chain Development (CSAT) project will generate sustainable income opportunities and improved rural livelihoods for 60,000 families engaged in small-scale farming.

New IFAD - and GAFSP - funded project to scale up successful approaches to increasing food and nutrition security and increase small-scale farmers’ incomes in Lao PDR

IFAD and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic today signed an agreement for a nutrition-sensitive agriculture project to address food insecurity and malnutrition among the rural poor. The project will especially focus on vulnerable groups such as women, young people and people with disabilities.

IFAD’s Governing Council endorses Ukraine as its 178th Member State

Ukraine was endorsed today as the 178th member state to join IFAD. Ukraine’s membership was endorsed by IFAD’s Governing Council – its highest decision-making authority. IFAD began discussing membership with Ukraine in 2016, and the Governing Council’s endorsement was among the last of the essential steps in the process.

Pueblos Indígenas de Bolivia logran un reconocimiento mundial por su gestión ganadera adaptada al cambio climático, con apoyo del FIDA

Gracias a su excelente gestión ganadera, adaptada al cambio climático, y la protección efectiva sus medios de vida y los ecosistemas, los Pueblos Indígenas de tres departamentos de Bolivia se hicieron merecedores del Premio de los Pueblos Indígenas, siendo así reconocidos como el proyecto con mejores resultados entre aquellos financiados por el FIDA.

IFAD President calls on government leaders to step up investment in the world’s poorest people

It is time for global leaders to accelerate action for food security by stepping up investments in rural communities and the small-scale farmers who produce one-third of the world’s food, said the President of IFAD, Alvaro Lario, in an urgent plea at IFAD’s 46th Governing Council meeting in Rome today.

IFAD substantially strengthens its investments in Somalia to help small-scale producers cope with climate shocks and food insecurity

As Somalia continues to experience a historic drought, pushing millions of Somalians into acute food insecurity, Alvaro Lario, President IFAD announced today during IFAD’s 46th session of the Governing Council that it will substantially strengthen its support to Somalia and resume its direct investments after loan arrears resulted in a three-decade long suspension.

Rural people in Sudan call time on water wars

As the climate crisis takes hold and water scarcity sparks conflict, rural people in Sudan are finding ways toward peace and equitable resource management.

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