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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$24.7 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security, climate resilience and raise incomes by increasing production.
New IFAD report highlights challenges facing growing population of rural youth in the world's poorest countries
About 500 million young people live in the rural areas of developing countries, representing about half of the youth of these countries. Rural young people are exposed to poverty and lack employment opportunities and access to land, services, technologies and training.
Opportunities, challenges and limitations of climate-smart agriculture - The case of Egypt
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) aims to facilitate the evolution of agricultural systems in the face of a rapidly changing climate. IFAD's approach to promoting CSA for smallholders focuses on three core objectives.
Décentraliser pour mieux servir les petits producteurs du Sahel
Le FIDA, une institution spécialisée du système des Nations Unies, procédera à l’ouverture officielle de son Bureau sous régional, Afrique de l'Ouest, le 25 juin 2019 à Dakar, capitale du Sénégal.
New policies and investments urgently needed in support of rural youth in poorest countries, says a new UN report
Effective policies and investments are urgently needed if the world's poorest countries are to offer a future to hundreds of millions of marginalized young people living in rural areas, according to a new report released today by the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Call for proposals: Grant to implement Capacity Building Programme
This Call for Proposals is intended to identify the recipient of a three year grant financed by The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a total amount of up to US$ 3.0 Million to implement a Capacity Building Programme to improve financial management in selected IFAD-financed projects.
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.
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.
Massimo Giovanola talks about agricultural risk management
Massimo Giovanola, risk management specialist at IFAD, talks about IFAD's innovative and holistic approach to agricultural risk management.
Sending money home: ten reasons why remittances matter
The International Day of Family Remittances is observed every year on 16 June in recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to their families and communities back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin.
CARD: Assessing data for climate-friendly action in rural contexts
Datasets on crop production increasingly need to take climate change into consideration, given its potentially profound repercussions for agriculture.
'Don't forget the role women play in feeding the world' - UN Leader to speak at Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference
Equality for women can be a cornerstone in building a world without hunger and poverty, according to experts from IFAD attending Women Deliver 2019, but only if it is extended to the 1.7 billion women and girls who live in some of the world poorest rural areas.
Launch of the UN’s Decade of Family Farming to unleash family farmers’ full potential
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today launched the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly those in developing countries.