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IFAD and Japan join global push to tackle poverty in rural areas

IFAD and Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to expand their existing projects across Africa, with a focus on knowledge and operational exchanges for sustainable agricultural practices.

Let's give smallholder livestock farmers of the developing world a chance

In developed countries, many people are cutting their meat consumption driven by health or animal welfare concerns or a wish to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tunisia and IFAD to discuss results of evaluation and future opportunities for the rural development

The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Government of Tunisia are holding a one-day workshop to reveal the conclusions of an independent evaluation of IFAD's country strategy and programme in Tunisia.

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) et le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) s'engagent sur de nouvelles bases pour la transformation des zones rurales congolaises

Après près de deux années de suspension de ses activités en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), le FIDA a décidé de relancer sa coopération avec le ce pays membre du Fonds et de redémarrer ses opérations d'investissements en faveur des petits producteurs agricoles et ruraux.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

As the UN marks its annual Day for the Eradication of Poverty, more people than ever before are going hungry, due in large part to extreme poverty – currently measured as living on less than US$1.90 a day.

Rural enterprises are making women agents of change in Ghana

Rural women are just as enterprising as their male counterparts, if given equal opportunity and tools. Through training and skills development, rural women can play a much greater role in the development of their communities and boost the local economy.

Regional Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation - Asia Pacific

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Asia and Pacific Regional Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation

Celebrating the International Day of Rural Women

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women and a chance to celebrate women and girls who play a key role in rural areas enhancing agricultural development, building climate resilience, facing malnutrition and food insecurity.

New UN report launched in Beijing calls for building climate resilience to fight hunger

China has made strides in reducing undernourishment, but worldwide hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, according to the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, launched locally today in Beijing.

Agrarian reform and protecting land and environmental defenders at heart of Global Land Forum declaration

Agrarian reform and protecting land and environmental defenders are two urgent areas for action called for by members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) in the Bandung declaration.

Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests

Wetlands cover around 4-6 per cent of the world’s surface – and are exactly as they sound - areas flooded with water. They contribute to climate regulation and support ecosystems and biodiversity.

Pakistan: Breaking the cycle of poverty

The poorest people in the world are trapped in what is called the 'cycle of poverty'. Their familiies are so poor that they cannot access the necessary resources to improve their lives.

Rethinking mobility - how to respond to opportunities in a changing world

Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts.

IFAD and the Lab launch new partnership to drive finance to African smallholder farmers combating climate change

Today, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) announced a new partnership that will help build climate resilience for smallholder farmers in Central and West Africa by developing and scaling up innovative financial instruments.

Invitation to bid: South-South R&D and Knowledge Platform and Partnerships for Sustainable Family Agriculture in Lusophone Countries

This Call for Proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on South-South R&D and Knowledge Platform and Partnerships for Sustainable Family Agriculture in Lusophone Countries.

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the International Fund for Agricultural Development Strengthen their Cooperation

On the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a letter of intent to intensify collaboration between the two institutions and support the implementation of development goals in their common Member States.

Exploring the Link Between Conflict and Global Hunger

As new evidence in the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) shows the number of hungry people in the world continues to rise -- reaching 821 million in 2017 -- journalists are invited to join world leaders as they discuss the complex link between those increasing hunger rates and conflict.

GCF-IFAD agreement will help agricultural communities adapt to climate change

A key agreement signed today between the Green Climate Fund and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will help pioneer new land-based pathways of climate action.

What does the evidence say about the expected benefits of rural land tenure security?

Improving farmers' land tenure security is expected to have many economic, social and environmental benefits.

Guatemala: Turning up the heat

Indigenous communities of Guatemala are feeling the effects of deforestation. Increased agriculture, illegal logging and fires have reduced forest cover, and rising temperatures and unpredictable bursts of rainfall that wash away the soil are making it difficult for farming communities to sustain themselves.

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