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Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD: "Spain can become a world leader in the fight against hunger and poverty at this crucial time"
In his first official visit to Madrid, the Spanish president of IFAD, Álvaro Lario, highlighted Spain's potential to "become a world leader in the fight against hunger and poverty at this crucial time," when high food prices are “putting millions of people on the ropes” and threatening global stability.
As Cyclone Freddy breaks records, vulnerable rural people are in the eye of the storm
For over a month, Cyclone Freddy has been battering south-east Africa. This may be the longest-lasting tropical cyclone ever recorded—and vulnerable rural communities are in the eye of the storm. We explain what this means for IFAD’s project participants in the region.
UN Agency IFAD becomes a voting member of the ICMA principles, providing investors with another reason to bank on rural development
IFAD has become a voting member of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) principles.
Meet the young entrepreneurs fighting to preserve and restore our biodiversity
Young people the world over know that conserving our biodiversity is key to eradicating hunger and achieving a healthy and sustainable food system. Here’s how they’re fixing our broken planet.
‘Don’t give up on Niger’ - Ambassador Cindy Mccain, calls for increased donor support amidst growing food insecurity
Addressing a press briefing from Rome, Ambassador McCain said, “My appeal to the international community today is, do not give up on Niger. One thing is sure – when we come together as one world, we can save lives.”
Time to step up investments in rural communities on the frontline of climate change in the Pacific islands
IFAD is advocating for more investments in small-scale farming communities in the Pacific.
International Women’s Day 2023: Bridging the digital gender divide is essential for unleashing women’s potential in rural areas, say UN food and agriculture agencies
Inclusive access to digital technologies and education is crucial to reducing gender inequalities and empowering rural women and girls – that was the message from three United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies as they marked International Women’s Day 2023.
As the world moves to protect oceans, we must also protect small-scale fishers
As the world welcomes the historic UN agreement to legally protect high seas, we must also ensure that small-scale fishers continue to be protected.
A digital divide is holding rural women back. Here is what we can do to change this
Many rural women are excluded from digital services. What is causing the digital divide and what can we do to end it?