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Burkina Faso: Waiting for the rain

Weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. Farmers say the rainy season that once began regularly in June is often delayed and when the rain finally does come the sudden force and volume of water can cause flooding and destroy crops.

IFAD President in the Republic of Korea to discuss joint efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger in the world’s poorest rural areas

Rome, 21 August 2013 –Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will be in the Republic of Korea 26-28

In China IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze will explore broader partnerships for rural poverty eradication

Food security and South-South cooperation high on agenda Rome - Beijing, 19 August 2013 - The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Better evidence, better programmes, better outcomes

Experts and donors harmonize approaches to monitoring and evaluating food security programming Rome, 23 July 2013 – More than 20 food security and nutrition

Remittances can transform rural areas

Making every dollar count Rome, 27 May 2013 – The Global Forum on Remittances jointly organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development

Press conference at Global Forum on Remittances 2013 - Sending money home to Asia

Launch of first joint IFAD and World Bank remittance report When: Monday 20 May 2013, 12.30 hrs Where: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, Penthhouse,

Reaching the poorest through household mentoring

The poorest of the rural poor are always difficult to target, for both IFAD and governments. Often illiterate and isolated, they have such great needs that reaching them on a significant scale remains a challenge.

Agro processing facilities at farmers' doorstep has improved incomes

The Community Agriculture Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP) is an US$81.9 million programme, co-financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the African Development Bank. It is implemented in 35 Districts in Central and Eastern Uganda.

Living up to the challenge of creating market linkages in Mozambique

Trying to create a profitable agricultural market where smallholder farmers were previously involved in subsistence farming is a very difficult task and sometimes an uphill struggle.

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