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New IFAD report highlights challenges facing growing population of rural youth in the world's poorest countries

About 500 million young people live in the rural areas of developing countries, representing about half of the youth of these countries. Rural young people are exposed to poverty and lack employment opportunities and access to land, services, technologies and training.

Rwanda and IFAD partner to reduce poverty in drought-prone areas

About 7,167 poor and food insecure rural households in Rwanda will benefit from a new US$24.7 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security, climate resilience and raise incomes by increasing production.

Opportunities, challenges and limitations of climate-smart agriculture - The case of Egypt

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) aims to facilitate the evolution of agricultural systems in the face of a rapidly changing climate. IFAD's approach to promoting CSA for smallholders focuses on three core objectives.

Décentraliser pour mieux servir les petits producteurs du Sahel

Le FIDA, une institution spécialisée du système des Nations Unies, procédera à l’ouverture officielle de son Bureau sous régional, Afrique de l'Ouest, le 25 juin 2019 à Dakar, capitale du Sénégal.

New policies and investments urgently needed in support of rural youth in poorest countries, says a new UN report

Effective policies and investments are urgently needed if the world's poorest countries are to offer a future to hundreds of millions of marginalized young people living in rural areas, according to a new report released today by the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

UN report outlines prospects for rural youth in some of the world's poorest countries.

Nearly 1 billion of the world’s 1.2 billion youth live in developing countries and half of them in rural areas where they are most often poor, lack economic opportunities and face constraints to access land, services, technology and training.

Call for proposals: Grant to implement Capacity Building Programme

This Call for Proposals is intended to identify the recipient of a three year grant financed by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a total amount of up to US$ 3.0 Million to implement a Capacity Building Programme to improve financial management in selected IFAD-financed projects.

On International Day of Family Remittances, a reminder that 1 in 9 people globally are supported by funds sent home by migrant workers

Remittances from international migrant workers to their families are expected to rise to over US$550 billion in 2019, up some $20 billion from $529 billion last year, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), stated today.

Paxina Chileshe talks about climate adaptation

Paxina Chileshe, climate change specialist at IFAD, talks about climate adaptation and smallholder farmers.

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