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Adapt or starve: Press conference with IFAD Goodwill Ambassador Sabrina Dhowre Elba at COP 27

As climate negotiations enter a second week of crucial discussions at COP27 in Egypt, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD Goodwill Ambassador, shines a spotlight on the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and advocates for increased investments to help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change.

Why climate finance matters: Your questions answered

Climate finance is complicated, and we get a lot of questions about everything it entails. We’ve put together some answers to the ones we receive most often.

The UN’s Agricultural Development Fund finds that its investments in small-scale farming are net negative - according to new report

New research shows that investments in small-scale farmers and poor rural populations in developing countries over 20 years by IFAD sequestered more carbon and reduced more greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions than they emitted, proving to be effective in limiting climate change.

Long-term rural development necessary to end cycle of ‘multicrisis’, UN agency to tell Paris Peace Forum

As world leaders gather this week in Paris to leverage their collective power against crises threatening global stability, the president of IFAD will call for long-term support for the small-scale farmers who are essential for food security but get short-changed in the response to climate change, conflict and spiralling prices.

Climate finance keeps carbon where it belongs: underground

Climate finance is essential to prevent the worst-case climate scenarios from happening and to protect the most vulnerable people from a climate breakdown.

IFAD to lead the food pillar of Egypt’s Nexus for Water, Food and Energy (NWFE)

The Government of Egypt has selected IFAD to lead a multi-billion dollar food and agriculture pillar. NWFE is part of Egypt’s bold move to launch its first National Climate Change Strategy 2050.

Financing resilience: how ASAP+ is helping rural communities adapt to climate change

When it comes to climate change, small-scale farmers are among the world’s most vulnerable communities. This is why IFAD focuses on climate resilient agriculture and climate finance through programmes like ASAP+.

Norway pledges an additional US$9.5 million to climate adaptation for small-scale farmers

As part of a commitment to triple its support to climate adaptation by 2026, Norway has pledged an additional NOK 100 million (approximately US$9.5 million) contribution of urgently needed climate finance to IFAD today.

Four ways small-scale fishers can help us weather the climate storm

Climate change and environmental degradation are posing an unprecedented threat to the world. Find out how small-scale fishers are weathering the storm – and becoming part of the solution.  

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