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IFAD-supported projects help women come back to the countryside

La vida en las zonas rurales no siempre es fácil, especialmente para las mujeres, cuyas contribuciones y éxitos no han recibido la atención que merecen hasta hace bien poco.

Taking back springtime: IFAD-supported project revitalizes irrigation in remote China

The return of spring to Santiaogou, a tiny village nestled high in China’s remote, mountainous Qinghai province, should have been idyllic.

Disability in rural areas: A matter of perception

One billion people – 15 per cent of the world’s population – currently have a disability, and 80 per cent of them live in developing countries. People with disabilities, despite being “the world’s largest minority,” are often overlooked.

New rural finance programme to help millions of Ethiopian farmers build resilience in the face of climate change and COVID-19

Against the backdrop of the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, the Government of Ethiopia and IFAD have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.

Le FIDA et les États arabes examinent les moyens d’enrayer le repli de la sécurité alimentaire

Le FIDA organisera aujourd’hui une concertation en ligne avec les représentants de pays arabes pour examiner les moyens de mettre fin à la montée de l’insécurité alimentaire et de la pauvreté dans la région.

IFAD becomes first UN fund to receive a credit rating, providing a boost to the world’s poorest people

There is good news today for the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised rural communities, as IFAD receives its first public credit rating. This sets the stage for increased investments in food security, employment, and rural economic growth, and is an important step towards the achievement of the SDGs.

Opportunities for policy engagement in NEN and beyond

All too often, the path to sustainable development is blocked by outdated policies and legislation.

Nigeria: From Rice to Riches

On 1 October 2020, the UN marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a blueprint to advance women’s rights. But according to the Gender Equality report there’s still a long way to go.

Fighting food waste in China: Local efforts, global effects

Reflecting on the fundamental role that sustainable food production and consumption plays in promoting food security and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.

Results-based financing: A potential game-changer for IFAD's future operations

IFAD is always exploring new lending instruments to increase the number of potential financial solutions it can offer.

Keeping food on the table and preventing food loss when business is not as usual

We are living in difficult times. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the fallout that has ensued, nothing is quite as easy as it was – unless, of course, you can do it from the comfort of your home, armed with a smartphone and a good internet connection.

Towards zero food waste in Indonesia’s fishing communities

Along Indonesia’s coastal communities, many small-scale fishers struggle to make a living. Indonesia is the world’s third largest producer of fish, but many of these communities have historically lacked access to the technology and resources they needed to preserve their catch until it reaches the markets, which are usually far from their rural coastal inlets.

The role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in transforming food systems within the context of COVID-19

On 16 September, the United Nations Rome-based agencies − FAO, IFAD and WFP − celebrated the 2020 UN Day for South-South Cooperation with a virtual event hosted by IFAD.

Cameroon and IFAD join forces to boost food security with support to small-scale farmers

IFAD announced today a US$59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA) in Cameroon.

Lesotho and IFAD join to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable small-scale farmers

160,000 poor rural households in Lesotho will benefit from new financing for a project that will boost food security and nutrition, mitigate the impact of climate change and strengthen livelihoods for greater income.

Rome-based agencies establish SSTC collaboration to benefit cassava production in the Congo

In dozens of homes across Bouenza, the volunteers gathered around their kitchen tables, ready to taste-test a new variety of flour.

On the UN’s 75th anniversary, IFAD joins the call for greater global cooperation and solidarity

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, an organization whose commitment is to bring nations together to preserve peace and security and improve lives. IFAD is symbolic of that commitment.

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.

Appointment of the President of IFAD

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

A second chance for Sri Lankan tea

I grew up knowing that Sri Lankan tea was truly something special. People all across my native Egypt competed with each other to bring home those packages with the trademark “Ceylon Tea” stamped on the side.

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