International Women's Day 2017Empowerment of rural women is fundamental for achieving 2030 Agenda. IFAD is committed to gender equality.
Building a life after conflictIn Burundi, an impoverished widow flees conflict, raises six children and returns home to lead her community.
Empowering women weavers in GuatemalaAn IFAD-supported project is helping rural women gain the financial and literary skills needed to market and sell their woven products.
Pope Francis calls on governments to pay greater attention to indigenous identityDevelopment should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD.
Former Prime Minister of Togo appointed President of IFADGilbert Fossoun Houngbo has been appointed as the sixth President of IFAD.
Increasing the production of traditional crops in BrazilIn northeastern Brazil, an IFAD-supported project is helping the Kirirí indigenous community increase their production and sales of traditional crops.
IFAD-supported project helps small farmers living in remote mountainous areas to better respond to the private sector's demand for high-value crops. Read more
IFAD Governing Council
No ocean wide enough, no fence high enough to keep out desperate people, says IFAD President at opening of Rome conference
Describing rural development as a “moral obligation,” Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), made his final appeal to governments on behalf of poor rural people across the globe at today’s opening of IFAD’s 40th Governing Council. Read more
IFAD supports modernizing post offices in Madagascar, Benin, Senegal and Ghana to help small farmers access crucial financial services and facilitate the flow of remittances into rural communities. Watch now
The establishment of a new network to help bridge the estimated US$150 billion financing gap that prevents small rural producers and businesses in developing countries from growing their operations and strengthening rural economies, was announced at the end of a three-day international conference in Rome focused on finding new ways to finance rural development. Read more
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.