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UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger
There was a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020, the United Nations said today – much of it likely related to the fallout of COVID-19. While the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully mapped, a multi-agency report estimates that around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – were undernourished last year.
Call for proposals: Digital advisory services to support accelerated rural transformation
This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a three-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Digital Advisory Services to Support Accelerated Rural Transformation for a total amount of up to US$2 million.
Finalists announced for first ever IFAD COPEAM Film Award
Climate change and ecosystem health will dominate Sicily’s big screen this summer, with today’s announcement of three finalists in the first-ever IFAD COPEAM Film Award at the Sicily Movie Festival del cinema di Agrigento.
IFAD’s Rural Youth Innovation Award recognizes the key role that young people play in overcoming the impact of COVID-19 on rural communities
IFAD highlighted the value of innovative youth-led intiatives in helping the region’s rural communities overcome the effects of COVID-19 with the second edition of its Rural Youth Innovation Award.
Putting food and agriculture at the heart of the global biodiversity framework
Despite standing to suffer immensely from the decline of biodiversity, agriculture is the lead driver of biodiversity loss, primarily through conversion and fragmentation of habitat and unsustainable intensification.
Tanzanian small-scale farmers receive support to improve food security in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic
IFAD will provide funding to assist 6,240 vulnerable small-scale farmers in rural Tanzania impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seeing the invisible, doing the impossible: A young Nigerian entrepreneur’s journey to success
Dorothy Chia Vandefan is nothing if not insightful. She describes herself as a serious-minded agricultural entrepreneur who can create opportunities where there seem to be none – and she’s right.
Developing Uganda's small and medium-sized agricultural businesses
Gladys Ndagile has been a poultry farmer for many years, but it was only when she connected with a local egg processing business that she finally made a profit from her eggs.
IFAD and KSrelief agree to jointly tackle hunger and malnutrition in world’s most vulnerable countries
IFAD and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) today agreed to join forces to help ensure sustainable access to nutritious food.
Second Edition of the IFAD Latin American and Caribbean Rural Youth Innovation Award
IFAD is to hold the Second Edition of the Rural Youth Innovation Award for Latin America and the Caribbean on Thursday, 8 July at the Bogota’s EAN University.
A decade of IFAD’s inclusive rural finance programmes points to an innovative and catalytic future
The number and variety of financial services accessible to the rural poor continues to grow. A recently completed stocktake of IFAD’s rural finance programmes has identified a number of successes, plus some opportunities for further innovation.
Transforming rural agriculture through technology and innovation
Despite the African continent holding the world’s most arable land and the agricultural sector employing over half of the population, Africa is still struggling with food production and food insecurity.
IFAD and Guinea to help rural populations recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
IFAD will provide the Republic of Guinea with a grant to improve the resilience of more than 2,123 poor farming households trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, by ensuring rapid access to inputs, information, markets and cash.
G20 recognizes importance of Public Development Bank financing to tackle rural poverty and hunger, and leadership of IFAD
In the first-ever joint declaration by foreign affairs and development ministers, G20 countries today recognised the vital role Public Development Banks (PDBs) can play in filling the financing gap to sustainably tackle rural hunger and poverty, and the leadership of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in bringing them together to strengthen their long-term investments in food and agriculture.
Promoting renewable energy technologies for small-scale farmers in Cambodia
Renewable energy technologies are an increasingly important part of small-scale agriculture. IFAD’s S-RET project is bringing these technologies to farmers throughout Cambodia – and it’s recently been selected as a GEF Global Good Practice Project.
IFAD and Govt. of Maharashtra join hands to empower 1 million rural women
IFAD and the Government of Maharashtra in India launched the Nav Tejaswini programme this week.
Diving in on aquatic foods: IFAD investments create rural opportunities
The blue economy opens the space for IFAD to reach more rural people in the most challenging situations, and to get them out of poverty.
A win-win partnership is boosting small farmer milk production in remote Montenegro
It’s six o’clock in Mojkova, in Montenegro and a long working day starts for Sladan Minic. It is an early wintry morning, and Sladan starts to collect milk from the local dairy farmers driving around mountainous roads.
In Moldova, new frontiers for the honeybee business
Thanks to an IFAD-supported grant, Ecaterina’s honey business is taking off – and now she and her fellow entrepreneurs have a bigger market reach than ever before.