IFAD in the MERCOSUR area

décembre 2008

Working to enable poor rural people to overcome poverty, IFAD operates in the MERCOSUR countries at two levels:

• at the subregional level, within the institutional framework of MERCOSUR, it promotes a platform for dialogue between governments and smallholder farmers’ associations, with the aim of increasing public investment in family farming
• at the national level, it provides funding and technical assistance to governments for the implementation of rural development programmes and projects that translate into action the agreements reached at subregional level.

La pobreza rural en Uruguay

décembre 2008

El trabajo del FIDA en Uruguay se desarrolla en dos niveles distintos aunque complementarios:

• a nivel subregional, en el marco de las instituciones del MERCOSUR, promueve una plataforma de diálogo entre gobiernos y asociaciones de pequeños productores, con el fin de aumentar la relevancia política de la agricultura familiar y la inversión pública en su favor;
• a nivel nacional, proporciona financiación y asistencia técnica al gobierno para la ejecución de programas y proyectos que traduzcan en acciones las políticas públicas definidas en el ámbito de la subregión y adaptadas al contexto del país.

IFAD and GEF partnership on climate change - Fighting a global challenge at the local level

novembre 2008

There is a general consensus that rural areas and rural livelihood systems
will bear the brunt of climate change across the globe. More frequent
extreme weather events such as heat waves and intense precipitation are
likely to place the livelihoods of many rural people at risk. Africa is
expected to be the most vulnerable continent to climate change, and will
face a decline in both food security and agricultural activity, particularly
in relation to subsistence farming.

The impact of climate change on agriculture is expected to be
devastating in many parts of the developing world. Especially in the
least developed countries, declining crop productivity and livestock deaths
associated with further global warming pose a serious threat to food
security and national economies.
Nonetheless, vulnerability to climate change can be exacerbated by poverty,
marginality and low adaptive capacity. An integrated approach is
therefore needed to bridge the gap between local development and the
global challenge of climate change.

Oeuvrer pour que les populations rurales pauvres se libèrent de la pauvreté en Haïti

novembre 2008

Les premières opérations du FIDA en Haïti remontent à 1978. Depuis lors, le Fonds a octroyé 84,4 millions de USD en prêts à huit programmes et projets pour un coût total de 153,1 millions de USD.

À la faveur d’une approche participative et communautaire, il investit dans le renforcement des capacités locales, la promotion d’initiatives de production et l’accès des ruraux pauvres à des services financiers.

Custodians of culture and biodiversity: Indigenous peoples take charge of their challenges and opportunities

novembre 2008
The objective of this study was to provide an overall and a country analysis of the needs of indigenous peoples and the solutions they propose to tackle rural poverty.

MfDR at IFAD - an integrated system

octobre 2008
As a signatory to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, IFAD is fully committed to management for development results (MfDR) as a means to improve development performance, not only in the programmes it supports, but also within IFAD itself: ‘focus on results’ is one of the organization’s core values.

IFAD Annual Report 2007

juin 2008
Découvrez, dans notre Rapport annuel 2007, les actions entreprises par le FIDA pour promouvoir la transformation du monde rural. Le document montre aussi comment nos investissements autonomisent les ruraux, femmes et hommes, et présente les données et les chiffres que nous communiquons à nos États membres et nos partenaires. Vous pourrez également en apprendre davantage sur les activités de plaidoyer que nous menons au nom des communautés rurales à travers le monde.

Institutional and organizational analysis for pro-poor change: meeting IFAD's millennium challenge - A sourcebook

juin 2008

As part of its obligations undertaken to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, IFAD committed itself to enabling the rural poor to help themselves out of poverty by increasing theirorganizational capacity to influence institutions of relevance to rural poverty reduction (policies, laws and regulations).

As a result, IFAD has embarked upon a process to strengthen its own organizational competencies in institutional analysis and dialogue.
This sourcebook is an attempt to complement and further this process. It has been written keeping in mind the needs of country programme managers, as well as consultants working with IFAD.

D’une agriculture de subsistance à la rentabilité: les avantages des puits agricoles à Sri Lanka

juin 2008

L’agriculture est devenue une activité rentable pour les petits agriculteurs vivant dans les régions arides du Sri Lanka depuis que des puits agricoles de grande dimension et bien construits ont été aménagés.

Le Projet régional de promotion économique (REAP), mis en oeuvre dans le district de Matale de 1999 à 2007, en est un exemple. Le projet a été financé en grande partie par un prêt du FIDA, d’un montant de 11,7 millions d’USD, au Gouvernement sri lankais. Assorti d’une enveloppe budgétaire de 14,5 millions d’USD au total, environ 30 000 ménages en ont bénéficié.

L’une des activités majeures de la sous-composante du projet consacrée à la conservation des sols et à la gestion de l’eau concernait la fourniture d’une assistance technique aux agriculteurs défavorisés pour les aider à construire des puits agricoles destinés à l’irrigation. Cette activité a démarré en 2001.

IFAD, the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa's Development

mai 2008
IFAD has been working closely with the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s
Development (NEPAD) since they were established in July 2001, seeking new ways to combat rural
poverty across the continent. African leaders created NEPAD to promote sustainable development
and strengthen efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international
community’s time-bound targets to meet the needs of the world’s poorest people. Within the
framework of NEPAD, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was
prepared in June 2002.

Enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty in Lesotho

mai 2008

The main objectives of IFAD’s operations in the country are to improve food security and family nutrition. Since 1980, IFAD has supported agricultural development by investing a total of US$64.3 million in seven programmes and projects to reduce poverty in the country’s rural areas.
Normally, Lesotho is not in a position to grow enough food to feed its growing population. 

Offsetting the effects on poor households of declining agricultural production, IFAD investments support the efforts of small-scale farmers to ensure food security for their families and improve their incomes. Increased productivity is a key to achieving these aims and to reducing poverty in rural areas. IFAD finances programmes and projects that encourage poor people’s participation in the planning and development of income-generating activities, including microenterprises.

IFAD' s Action Plan for Improving its Development Effectiveness

avril 2008
In 2004 and 2005, IFAD underwent a comprehensive Independent External Evaluation (IEE). The evaluation was conducted to determine IFAD’s contribution to rural poverty reduction, examine the relevance of its mission and objectives, assess its corporate learning and performance, and make recommendations on policy directions and steps to improve IFAD’s performance. It was, at the time, probably the most ambitious exercise of its kind for a United Nations agency, breaking new ground in addressing institutional performance in terms of impact.