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How the war in Ukraine impacts the world

Conflict and food insecurity go hand-in-hand. Stable food systems and sustainable development are simply not possible without peace.

US$20 million loan from India boosts IFAD’s efforts to tackle hunger and poverty in rural areas

India has strengthened its commitment to fight hunger and poverty in rural areas by agreeing to loan US$20 million to IFAD.

Agriculture is not just a contributor to climate change. It is an essential part of the solution - IFAD’s reaction to the latest IPCC report

While we can no longer avoid climate change, we can still limit its impacts. It is time we start viewing agriculture as an essential part of the solution.

Communities use GIS maps to conserve forests and adapt to climate change

Making the right decisions about managing natural resources isn’t always easy. That’s especially true for watersheds, where the local ecosystem depends on the health of multiple waterways. Now, GIS technology is helping communities in rural Nepal monitor and preserve the forests fed by local watersheds.

From biotechnologist to artisanal cheesemaker

Ibtissèm’s career in the pharmaceutical industry was off to a strong start, but she put it on hold when her mother fell ill. Back in her hometown in central Tunisia, she needed a new way to support herself and her mother – and then she realized that her skills would serve her well in her town’s bustling dairy industry.

Appointment of the President of IFAD

The President of IFAD is appointed for four years with a two-term limit.

Member States to nominate candidates for next IFAD President

IFAD today announced a call to its 177 Member States to nominate candidates for the Fund’s next President.  

Meet some of the women leading sustainable development around the world

Sustainable development can only be achieved with the contributions of rural women, yet they face many challenges. Let’s meet three women who have transformed their lives with the help of the JP RWEE initiative.

Building a bay, one oyster at a time: A conversation with Chef Rob Rubba

“At the end of the day, restaurants are a luxury, but having food is a right. Everyone should have access to food.”

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