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    Ploughing for profits
    Modern farm equipment reduces poverty in rural Tajikistan.
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    World Food Day 2017
    Changing the future of migration - Karfunnesa’s story.
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    International Day of Rural Women
    Celebrating the accomplishments of rural women around the world.
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    Partnering for Profit
    In the Dominican Republic, a unique alliance between the private sector and the government transforms small producers' organizations into successful, sustainable businesses through a nationwide mentorship programme.
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    The Field Report
    African small-scale farmers carve a giant message for world leaders in the very soil they farm.
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    New Recipes for Change
    Celebrity chef Ali Artiste sees how sorghum recipes are being rediscovered in rural Kenya as farmers switch crops in response to droughts.
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Video
In September 2017, the heads of FAO, IFAD and WFP traveled together to Ethiopia to assess how to work closer together to eradicate hunger and poverty. Watch now
Blog
The bold 2030 Agenda for humanity will require equally bold changes in the UN development system. How is IFAD preparing to meet the challenge of reform? Read more
Story
Global hunger is on the rise again after steadily declining for over a decade, according to the latest report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. Read more
Press release
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, has been appointed the new Chair of UN-Water by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. UN-Water is the UN’s coordination mechanism on water and sanitation. Read more
Story
By championing the possibilities of waste - food, agro-industrial and even human - a grant funded by IFAD and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has supported food security and sustainability across the world. Read more
Story
An IFAD-supported movement in the Pacific Islands is helping farmers tap into international organics markets. By having their products certified as organic, Pacific Island farmers are raising their incomes, increasing their resilience and maintaining their cultures. Read more

Events

  • Oct
    24
    Operational Excellence for Results (OpEx) including a briefing on IFAD's Engagement in "Repositioning the UN development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda - Ensuring a Better Future for All"
  • Oct
    24
    Technical meeting on the design of the Smallholder and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Investment Finance Fund (SIF) at IFAD
  • Oct
    24
    EB informal seminar on increasing transparency for greater accountability
  • Nov
    1
    Convenors and Friends – 6th meeting
Full list
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.