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IFAD joins with partners to build resilience and boost development in the Sahel
IFAD is joining with FAO and WFP - as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries and in the Republic of Senegal.
How Bhutan is showing the way in building crop biodiversity
For countries like Bhutan – nestled in the high Himalayas, historically isolated and topographically challenging – ensuring food security is vital.
Des députés français se mobilisent pour soutenir le développement agricole et l’action du FIDA sur le terrain
Les députés français, Marion Lenne et Jean François Mbaye, membres de la commission des Affaires étrangères du parlement, en visite au Sénégal cette semaine, ont plaidé pour que le gouvernement français augmente sa contribution de manière significative à la douzième reconstitution des ressources du FIDA, qui se conclura en février 2021.
Climate change talks cannot continue to ignore the needs of small-scale farmers
Poor rural people are among the hardest hit by climate change while contributing little to its causes. They deserve a fair share of climate finance to improve their resilience, and a seat at the table for the global climate talks.
Mozambique and IFAD to increase resilience and food and nutrition security in the face of climate change and COVID-19
The Government of Mozambique and IFAD have officially launched the Inclusive Agri-Food Value Chain Development Programme (PROCAVA) to improve rural livelihoods, food security and resilience – are all critical needs in view of pandemic and climate change impacts for the country’s most vulnerable people.
Eliminating poverty and hunger high on global agenda as countries pledge funds to IFAD
At a time when hunger and poverty are increasing due to conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the world’s poorest countries are the first to pledge funds to the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to support its work to ensure that the most vulnerable rural people can sustainably access nutritious food and decent incomes.
Multi-million euro contribution from Germany to IFAD will help avert a COVID-19 food crisis
In the face of a looming food crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Germany has committed funds to IFAD to help ensure small-scale farmers can continue growing food in some of the poorest regions of the world.
World Soil Day: A tribute to our friends underground
Today is World Soil Day, so let’s dwell a little on this amazing world of earthworms, mites, fungi and microbes.
Working closer as a UN family in country – a review of progress in implementing the UN reform agenda across Asia Pacific
The adoption of General Assembly resolution 72/279 in May 2018, triggered a consortium of UN organizations to come together and rethink how the United Nations Development System can deliver more coherent, accountable and effective support to help countries achieve the 2030 Agenda.
New UN report reveals the inequality in the geographical distribution of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean
A new United Nations report shows the territorial inequality of malnutrition in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sicurezza alimentare e Covid-19, come proteggere le filiere?
La vice Ministra degli Esteri Emanuela Del Re ed esperti italiani e internazionali ne discutono in un seminario online aperto ai giornalisti.
Three ways we’re using digital technologies to fight rural poverty in the NEN region
Digital technologies have become our constant companions over the last few decades. Devices like smartphones and laptops have become even more relevant after the COVID-19 outbreak, helping us stay in touch even in times of physical distance.
The United Nations will present a new report on food and nutrition security in Latin America and the Caribbean
On December 2, the United Nations will present the new edition of the report Panorama of food and nutritional security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020, focused on the territories that suffer the highest rates of malnutrition, stunring and overweight.
Resilience in rural Syria: Welcoming back tourists with fresh-baked pastries
After a decade of conflict, local tourists are slowly starting to return to the pristine mountainsides just a short drive outside Latakia, Syria. Visitors to the village of Zaghreen, in particular, are greeted by the aroma of Issam Mohammad Hamoody’s freshly-baked pastries.
Rural youth, innovation and tradition: the challenge of a new order
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reinvention of the agricultural sector is indispensable today. In fact, it is already beginning to take place with young people at the heart of it.
Resilience in rural Syria: The sound of songbirds
Conflict has paralyzed much of Syria’s rural economy over the past decade. People throughout the countryside often repeat what has become a common quote: “No sound is louder than the sound of gunshots.” But at least one woman in rural Syria is listening to a different tune.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
IFAD and FAO join forces to support family farming in the Near East and North Africa
IFAD and FAO have joined forces to foster inclusive and sustainable family farming as the central cornerstone for a vibrant, productive and profitable agriculture across the Near East and North Africa.
16 days of activism against gender-based violence: Building a brighter future for women and girls
Violence against women is far more than a violation of human rights. It undermines women’s physical and mental health, as well as their ability to be happy and productive members of their societies.
Resilience in rural Syria: An entrepreneurial spirit conquers hardships
Determination and perseverance are what make an entrepreneur successful. That’s doubly true in a country like Syria, where ongoing conflict has disrupted people’s lives for the past decade.