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    Pope Francis calls on governments to pay greater attention to indigenous identity
    Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD.
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    Former Prime Minister of Togo appointed President of IFAD
    Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo has been appointed as the sixth President of IFAD.
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    Investing in rural areas is not a choice; it is a necessity
    No ocean wide enough, no fence high enough to keep out desperate people, says IFAD President at opening of Rome conference.
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    Increasing the production of traditional crops in Brazil
    In northeastern Brazil, an IFAD-supported project is helping the Kirirí indigenous community increase their production and sales of traditional crops.
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    Bridging the financing gap for smallholder farmers
    New network aims to help bridge multi-billion-dollar financing gap in rural areas.
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Story
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
Event
The conference began 25 January with the inaugural session at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and continued on 26 and 27 January at IFAD’s Rome headquarters. Read more
News
IFAD reaffirms its commitment to help Colombia overcome the effects of 50 years of conflict. Read more
Video
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
News
New report analyses rural development in over 60 countries and recommends policy changes to eradicate poverty. Read more
News
IFAD provides $46.5 million to reduce poverty and revitalize remote mountainous areas in Morocco. Read more

Events

  • Mar
    3
    Working Group on Performance Based Allocation System - 6th meeting
  • Apr
    3
    143rd meeting of the Audit Committee
  • Apr
    4
    Convenors and Friends – 2nd meeting
  • Apr
    10-11
    Executive Board - 120th session
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.