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    British artists send powerful message with surprising fruit installation at COP13
    Giant heads sculpted from fruit and vegetables draw attention to rural communities at biodiversity summit.
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    Protecting women’s rights in the face of domestic violence in India and Burundi
    IFAD-supported projects reflect goals of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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    Amidst drought and flooding, Malawian farmers look to diversify their diet
    IFAD-supported project improves nutrition for Ntchisi rural communities in Malawi.
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    Helping Bolivian farmers gain ground against climate change
    An IFAD-supported project is helping farmers harvest fertile soil washed away by the Arque river in the heart of the Andes.
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    Rural dimension of migrant crisis needs to be recognized
    IFAD announces $100 million initiative to assist refugees, displaced people and their host communities in rural areas.
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News
The Governing Council of IFAD will appoint a new President at its forthcoming annual meeting on 14-15 February 2017. Read more
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This week leaders, academics and civil society groups are discussing how to drive a shift towards sustainable approaches that allow land users to improve productivity and yields. Read more
Story
First Africa Food Prize awarded to Kanayo F. Nwanze for courageous leadership in fostering solidarity with Africa’s smallholder farmers. Read more
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Many countries in West and Central Africa continue to wrestle with a youth bulge, small and declining manufacturing sectors, and deeply entrenched development barriers. Read more
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New report analyses rural development in over 60 countries and recommends policy changes to eradicate poverty. Read more
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Despite rapid growth and poverty reduction over the last 25 years, the Asia and the Pacific region is facing a large income gap mainly between the urban rich and the rural poor. What can be done to bridge this gap? 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.