Hélène Ní Choncheanainn
Programme Assistant, 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 21 – November 2012

Opening message
All the evidence points to the fact that we live in a rapidly changing world where temperatures are predicted to increase by 2-3°C and rainfall will become increasingly unreliable – ranging from too little to too much. All in the lifetime of our children.
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Ethiopia: a success story in preventing a major hunger crisis
The Pastoral Early Warning and Response Programme, a programme effective to prevent major crises.
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How to best manage the reverse side of climate change measures: the case of prosopis juliflora
A few years ago, a highly resistant plant called prosopis juliflora was introduced in dry and semi-desert areas in Ethiopia to combat desertification.
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The African Risk Capacity: a new scheme to insure against drought
The African Risk Capacity, ARC, is a ground-breaking project of the African Union designed to improve current responses to drought food security emergencies and to build capacity within AU member states to manage drought risks.
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News and eventsInitiative for Living Community Action: how videos can turn into action against climate change
The Initiative for Living Community Action (ILCA) is an Ethiopian non-governmental organization (NGO) which introduced a novel way to tackle the issue of climate change amongst rural communities, by using participatory videos programmes.
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News and eventsMozambique, first country to benefit from IFAD's new climate change adaptation programme
Mozambique will be the first country to benefit from funding under IFAD’s new climate change programme, the Adaptation for Smallholder Agricultural Programme (ASAP), which was launched in 2012 to channel climate and environmental finance to smallholder farmers through IFAD-supported programmes.
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Loans approved by the September 2012 Executive Board

Loans and grants to be submitted to the Dicember 2012 Executive Board

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