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    Rural youth employment – urgent choices to make
    By creating employment opportunities for rural youth, countries can reap the demographic dividends of a young vibrant workforce.
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    Live on Facebook: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
    IFAD's President talks about the key challenges indigenous peoples face on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
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    Almonds and apricots flower on once-barren land
    Family farmers in the West Bank are growing high value on once-barren hillsides, seeing their incomes rise by 80 per cent or more.
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    Promoting market-oriented agriculture in Zambia
    Zambia to benefit from US$22.2 million from IFAD to boost food security and nutrition and increase incomes of smallholder farmers.
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    Supporting sustainable fishing in Indonesia
    IFAD project protects important fish habitat in Indonesia while ensuring local fishermen have sustainable future livelihoods.
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News
IFAD's new President talks about his childhood, his hope for the next generation of farmers and the social injustices that fuel his belief in rural development. Read more
Story
Knowledge is at the centre of global development and an essential element for the achievement of Agenda 2030. Development organizations are increasingly recognizing the role of knowledge and learning to effectively contribute to the SDGs. Read more
Story
Browse our 2016 IFAD Annual Report and read the President’s Foreword to the Highlights. Read more
News
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Viet Nam signed a financial agreement today to raise incomes and the living standards of 30,000 rural households in the north-east of the country. Read more
Story
Group of farmers and fishers rebuild a rural community devastated by the 2016 earthquake. Read more
Feature story
Conference will explore how development can be assisted by information and communication technologies for evaluation evaluation Read more

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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.