Helen Gillman
Knowledge Management Officer, East and Southern Africa Division

East and Southern Africa Division
Via Paolo Di Dono, 44
00142 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39 06 5043463

Useful links

IFAD website

IFAD operations in Eastern and Southern Africa

Rural Finance Network

Rural Poverty Portal

About IFAD

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in developing countries. Its work in remote rural areas of the world helps countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Issue 16 – ESA/WCA special joint issue on the Rural Poverty Report

Special issue on youth and agricultureSpecial issue on youth and agriculture
Despite massive progress in reducing poverty in some parts of the world over the past couple of decades, there are still about 1.4 billion people living on less than US$1.25 a day, and close to 1 billion people suffering from hunger. More than two thirds of the world’s very poor people are rural... Read more

The rural poverty reportThe Rural Poverty Report
For decades, agriculture in developing countries has operated in a context of low global prices for food products coupled, in many countries, with unfavourable domestic environments. Read more

The importance of addressing risksThe importance of addressing risks
Avoiding and managing risk is a prerequisite for poor rural households to move out of poverty, and it is thus central to their livelihood strategies Read more

Agricultural markets for increased incomeAgricultural markets for increased income
Well functioning agricultural markets are essential for rural growth and poverty reduction. Most rural households are connected with markets, as sellers of produce... Read more

Sustainable agricultural intensificationSustainable agricultural intensification
For food production in developing countries to double by 2050 it will require, above all, more intensive land use and higher yields... Read more

Creating opportunities in the non-farm rural economyCreating opportunities in the non-farm rural economy
Participation in the rural non-farm economy – both wage employment and non-farm self-employment – is an increasingly important element... Read more

What needs to be done, and how? What needs to be done, and how?
Ten years into the new millennium, the challenges of addressing rural poverty, while also feeding a growing world population in a context of increasing environmental ... Read more

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