IFAD’s Junior Professional Officer Programme

février 2016
IFAD launched its Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme in 1980, just three years after IFAD was established, and has maintained a dynamic JPO programme ever since. The JPO programme was originally established by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a way of recruiting young professionals for service in the field of development assistance. The programme is sponsored by Member States interested in investing in young, university-trained nationals of their own country or other countries, for employment in organizations of the United Nations system.

Farmers’ Africa: Complementary actions for the benefit of African producers

février 2016

Farmers’ Africa is a capacity-building programme that aims to improve the livelihoods and food security of rural producers in Africa. It works with farmers’ organizations (FOs) to help them evolve into more stable, performing and accountable organizations that effectively represent their members and advise them on farming enterprises.

The programme supports the main functions of FOs, promotes their engagement in policy processes and contributes to their professionalization. It also supports the efforts of FOs to provide economic services to their members. 

African Postal Financial Services Initiative

février 2016

The African Postal Financial Services initiative is a joint regional programme launched by IFAD and the European Commission in collaboration with the World Bank, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) – a specialized United Nations agency for the postal sector, the World Savings Banks Institute/European Savings Banks Group (WSBI/ESBG) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

This uniquely broad-based partnership seeks to enhance competition in the African remittance market by promoting and enabling post offices in Africa to offer remittances and financial services. Post offices are ideally placed to deliver remittances in rural areas, but they often lack the business model, technology and expertise to process real-time payments such as remittances in an efficient and safe manner. The goal of this initiative is to promote, support and scale up key postal networks in Africa in the integration of remittance services.

Promoting the leadership of women in producers' organizations - Lessons from the experiences of FAO and IFAD

décembre 2015
This paper explores aspects of promoting rural women’s leadership in producers’ organizations (POs). Despite the vast amount of work that women perform in the agriculture sector, their role remains largely unrecognized. The concerns and issues of women farmers are scarcely heard at the local, national and global levels. One reason for this silence is that there are not enough women in leadership positions to be able to represent the interests of rural women.
This shortage is compounded by women’s lack of voice in decision-making processes at all levels − from households to rural organizations − and in policymaking.

L’avantage de mettre en place des politiques Prendre en compte les priorités des petits exploitants en matière d’adaptation

décembre 2015
Prendre en compte les priorités des petits exploitants en matière d’adaptation

A new generation of rural transformation : IFAD in Latin America and the Caribbean

novembre 2015

The Latin America and the Caribbean region is a different place than it was 25 years ago. Today, every nation except Haiti is categorized as middle income. The region has reduced poverty by half, and the prevalence of hunger has declined by almost two thirds. More than half the adult population has attended secondary school.

Rural areas are changing too. They are no longer narrowly defined by their food production role, and key issues encompass many non-agricultural topics – including non-farm employment opportunities, especially for young people and women; migration and remittances; social protection; and the role of secondary cities. 

Etude de référence sur l’utilisation des bureaux de poste ruraux pour les transferts de fonds en Afrique

octobre 2015
Le présent étude a été demandé par le Mécanisme de financement pour l’envoi de fonds (MFEF) du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA), et réalisé par Taylor Nelson Sofres, TNS-RMS, dans le cadre de l’Initiative relative aux services financiers postaux en Afrique (APFSI). 

Vers des résultats à plus grande échelle

octobre 2015

Like many development partners, IFAD has found that innovative free- standing development projects alone are not an effective vehicle for eradicating poverty at scale: they must be part of a longer-term process that can sustain learning and scaling up. 

Programme d’adaptation de l’agriculture paysanne (ASAP)

octobre 2015

Le Programme d’adaptation de l’agriculture paysanne (ASAP) a été lancé en 2012 par le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) pour financer les initiatives des petits exploitants dans le domaine du climat et de l’environnement. Guichet de financement multidonateur pluriannuel, l’ASAP offre une nouvelle source de cofinancement visant à reproduire à plus grande échelle l’adaptation au changement climatique, qui sera intégrée dans les nouveaux investissements du FIDA d’un montant approximatif de 1 milliard d’USD par an. Il s’inscrit dans les processus habituels d’investissement du FIDA, avec de rigoureux dispositifs de supervision et de contrôle de la qualité.

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Avantage de l’atténuation: Maximiser les avantages connexes d’investir dans des initiatives d’adaptation des petits exploitants agricoles

octobre 2015
​Le Groupe intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) a soulevé un dilemme difficile entre développement agricole et atténuation des changements climatiques. 

Finance for Food: Investing in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

octobre 2015
Agriculture and food are critical areas in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a global action plan aiming to guide the actions of governments, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders over the next fifteen years. The agrifood sector is a key area of investment for food security and nutrition. 

IFAD Policy brief 2: An empowerment agenda for rural livelihoods

octobre 2015
This policy brief argues that the post-2015 development agenda should be designed to encourage governments and other actors to facilitate the economic and social empowerment of the poor rural people, in particular, marginalized rural groups such as women and indigenous peoples. 

Transferts d’argent et inclusion financière

septembre 2015
Rapport du Fonds international de développement agricole et du Groupe Banque mondiale pour le Partenariat mondial du G20 pour l’inclusion financière

Délibérations: deuxième réunion mondiale du Forum des Peuples Autochtones au FIDA

septembre 2015
En février 2015, les peuples autochtones d’Afrique, d’Amérique latine, d’Asie et du Pacifique se sont réunis à Rome, au FIDA, pour la deuxième réunion mondiale du Forum des peuples autochtones.

Conférence africaine sur les transferts d’argent et les réseaux postaux - rapport officiel

septembre 2015
L’importance des transferts d’argent en provenance et à destination de l’Afrique, qui ont franchi le seuil des 60 milliards d’USD et continuent de croître rapidement, commence légitimement à attirer l’attention au niveau mondial.