IFAD press releases

  • October

  • 10 October : Food from healthy farms makes healthy people - New IFAD report
  • 3 October : Burundi to receive a US$24.9 million IFAD grant to enhance financial inclusion services in rural areas
  • September

  • 19 September : African small-scale farmers carve a giant message for world leaders in the very soil they farm
  • 18 September : IFAD President appointed Chair of UN-Water
  • 18 September : UN agency IFAD and Mars Incorporated commit to working together to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries
  • 18 September : Heifer International and UN’s IFAD strengthen partnership to build resilience of rural people
  • 7 September : IFAD invests $75 million to help mitigate drought in Andhra Pradesh
  • 6 September : IFAD and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia explore an enhanced partnership
  • 5 September : New IFAD-supported project to increase employment and incomes of poor and vulnerable people in Ecuador
  • 5 September : Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia
  • August

  • 31 August : IFAD and Iraq invest in new partnership to revitalise smallholder agriculture
  • 30 August : UN Food Agencies’ chiefs to visit drought-hit Ethiopia
  • 29 August : IFAD and India to discuss shared rural poverty alleviation efforts
  • 24 August : IFAD President to discuss South-South cooperation and rural poverty alleviation with Chinese officials
  • 23 August : IFAD President and the Finnish Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministries to discuss long-term investments in agriculture as key to ending severe hunger
  • 22 August : IFAD President and Swedish State Secretary to discuss how climate-smart agriculture and rural development can foster resilience
  • 16 August : IFAD President and Danish government officials to discuss shared commitment to creating employment opportunities for rural youth
  • 9 August : New IFAD-supported project to boost rural economy and livelihoods in Angola
  • 7 August : IFAD and Indonesia to tackle rural poverty issues at high-level Indonesia-Pacific Forum
  • July

  • 25 July : As hunger threat grows across Africa, IFAD President visits Japan this week to strengthen work in the affected region
  • 17 July : Inclusive rural transformation is a central pillar to eliminate poverty in Brazil, says IFAD report
  • 6 July : Canada provides cad$50m for unique 5-year integrated resilience program by UN agencies
  • 6 July : Zambia to benefit from US$22.2 million from IFAD to boost food security and nutrition and increase incomes of smallholder farmers
  • 6 July : IFAD meets with El Salvador Ministers to promote rural development to curb youth migration
  • 3 July : Senior IFAD officials to promote development in earthquake-stricken rural region of Ecuador
  • June

  • 26 June : IFAD to invest $33 million in smallholder agribusiness partnerships in Sri Lanka
  • 19 June : Post offices are key to scaling up remittances and financial inclusion in Uganda
  • 16 June : International Day of Family Remittances: IFAD President calls for more support of the families of migrants to help them build a more secure future
  • 14 June : Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report
  • 7 June : Information technologies can improve the lives of rural poor people in developing countries
  • 7 June : New report shows 51 per cent increase in money migrants sent home over last decade, with US as top sending country
  • May

  • 29 May : Using ICTs to evaluate and share the results of development projects
  • 24 May : IFAD President travels to Uganda to discuss support for small scale farmers amid surge in refugees
  • 19 May : Inclusive finance is key to ensure food security and transform the rural areas in East and Southern Africa
  • 12 May : First IFAD-financed project in Montenegro to support economic and climatic resilience
  • 3 May : La Mauritanie et le FIDA lancent un nouveau projet de développement des filières inclusives pour combattre la faim et la pauvreté dans les zones rurales
  • April

  • 21 April : IFAD to invest US$13.3 million to integrate smallholder goat breeders into emerging value chains in Argentina
  • 11 April : IFAD-supported project to boost resilience and rural economic opportunities in Moldova
  • 8 April : One-in-seven people impacted by the money migrants send home
  • 5 April : Money Talks – why migrants matter
  • 3 April : Investing in rural youth is essential to stem the global migration crisis, says new IFAD President
  • March

  • 24 March : IFAD to provide US$43 million to Viet Nam to raise rural incomes and increase resilience to climate change
  • 21 March : Guyana to benefit from US$8 million IFAD loan to reduce rural poverty and boost food security
  • 13 March : IFAD to provide US$24.3 million to improve integration of family farmers into new value chains in Argentina
  • 13 March : IFAD and AFD strengthen partnership with €200 million loan to invest in rural development
  • 8 March : UN agencies in Rome step up on gender equality to end hunger and poverty
  • 8 March : South Africa will only eradicate poverty if rural youth participate equally in the economy, says IFAD report
  • 2 March : Independent evaluation shows IFAD-supported programme in Mozambique led to poverty alleviation
  • February

  • 28 February : IFAD and Cambodia to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by expanding market opportunities
  • 27 February : Only targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in South Africa, says IFAD report
  • 21 February : Mozambique and United Nations agency to discuss ways of reducing rural poverty
  • 15 February : Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD
  • 14 February : No ocean wide enough, no fence high enough to keep out desperate people, says IFAD President at opening of Rome conference
  • 14 February : Former Prime Minister of Togo to head United Nations rural poverty agency
  • 13 February : IFAD and Indonesia sign historic financial agreement to improve food security for smallholder farmers
  • 13 February : Climate-smart agricultural research center to partner with UN’s rural investment agency to increase food security in rural areas
  • 10 February : Member States to appoint new IFAD President
  • 7 February : Member States to appoint new IFAD President
  • 3 February : 10 and13 February 2017: Global Meeting of the Indigenous People Forum to be held at IFAD
  • January

  • 27 January : US$13.3 million IFAD grant gives boost to food security, drought resilience and poverty reduction in Sudan
  • 27 January : New network aims to help bridge multi-billion-dollar financing gap in rural areas
  • 27 January : Investing in the resilience of small farmers ensures food security and strengthens nations, IFAD President to tell leaders of Mozambique and Malawi
  • 26 January : IFAD to provide US$24 million to create new employment opportunities in Tunisia
  • 26 January : New €12 million Agro Equity Impact Fund for Uganda launched
  • 26 January : Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger – IFAD conference looks for new ways of financing
  • 23 January : IFAD and Djibouti sign agreement to tackle Djibouti's 'problem of thirst' in rural areas
  • 23 January : Cuba to benefit from US$50 million project to revitalize the livestock sector and boost incomes and employment
  • 20 January : IFAD presidential candidates meet with Member States
  • 20 January : Evaluación independiente concluye que las operaciones apoyadas por el FIDA en Nicaragua aportan valiosa contribución al desarrollo rural
  • 20 January : Combatting water scarcity is an economic decision, not a technological problem - IFAD to tell agriculture ministers
  • 19 January : IFAD to host high-level conference on innovative approaches to financing for rural development
  • 16 January : Agriculture presents opportunity to diversify national economies says IFAD President on last official visit to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
  • 12 January : Mauritania to benefit from US$21 million IFAD grant to boost food security, nutrition and reduce rural poverty
  • 11 January : Nicaragua y agencia de las Naciones Unidas discutirán cómo impulsar el desarrollo rural
  • December

  • 19 December : IFAD to provide $46.5 million to reduce poverty and revitalize mountain areas in Morocco
  • 15 December : IFAD reaffirms its commitment to help Colombia overcome the effects of 50 years of conflict
  • 8 December : IFAD President and Minister of State for DfID to discuss importance of rural investments in the fight against global poverty at Warwick in London
  • 8 December : IFAD calls for agricultural investment to address poverty and inequality in Near East and North Africa
  • 7 December : Cambiamenti climatici, sicurezza alimentare, conflitti e migrazioni Quali finanziamenti per l'agenda ONU 2030?
  • 7 December : Biodiversity essential for sustainable agriculture says IFAD report
  • 7 December : Africa is squandering its potential, IFAD President tells House of Lords
  • 6 December : Giant heads sculpted from fruit and vegetables draw attention to rural communities at biodiversity summit
  • 6 December : Eritrea receives US$15 million IFAD grant to boost fisheries sector and nutrition
  • 2 December : IFAD to provide US$114.5 million to strengthen small-scale irrigation in Ethiopia
  • November

  • 29 November : IFAD to provide $20.5 million to boost sustainable agriculture in Dry Corridor in Nicaragua
  • 23 November : IFAD calls for policies to empower rural youth, encourage private investment, increase access to land and finance to end poverty in West and Central Africa
  • 21 November : IFAD President to discuss poverty alleviation with Pakistan Prime Minister and senior government officials
  • 18 November : IFAD signs US$25.5 million agreement to revitalize irrigation for drought-hit farmers in Zimbabwe
  • 16 November : Independent evaluation shows IFAD poverty reduction programme improves rural livelihoods in the Philippines
  • 14 November : Post offices in Africa are providing migrants and their families’ access to new financial networks
  • 11 November : Drylands are key to global food security, says new IFAD report
  • 10 November : United Nations agency to present results of poverty reduction programme in the Philippines
  • 9 November : Investing in climate adaptation for smallholder farmers pays big financial returns, says new IFAD report
  • 4 November : IFAD supports Rwanda's dairy farmers with $65.1 million agreement
  • October

  • 26 October : Agricultural growth is not reaching its poverty-reducing potential in East and Southern Africa, says new IFAD report
  • 21 October : IFAD and Peru sign $74.5 million agreement to create rural employment in conflict area
  • 20 October : IFAD renews commitment to rural prosperity in China with strategic $152 million programme
  • 18 October : IFAD to begin investment in Iraq to address challenges of agriculture and rural development
  • 17 October : IFAD calls on governments in Asia and Pacific to focus on targeted policies and investments to end rural poverty
  • 6 October : UN agency signs $23.8 million agreement to promote rural development in Paraguay