IFAD press releases

  • January

  • 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 : Biodiversity essential for sustainable agriculture says IFAD report
  • 7 December : Africa is squandering its potential, IFAD President tells House of Lords
  • 7 December : Cambiamenti climatici, sicurezza alimentare, conflitti e migrazioni Quali finanziamenti per l'agenda ONU 2030?
  • 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
  • September

  • 29 September : UN agency calls for targeted policies and investments to end rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 27 September : Member States to nominate candidates for next IFAD President
  • 26 September : Farmer Field School in Tonga continues to break new ground in the Pacific for training young farmers
  • 23 September : United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward zero hunger challenge
  • 19 September : IFAD announces $100 million initiative to assist refugees, displaced people and their host communities in rural areas
  • 15 September : Efforts to achieve zero hunger in the implementation of the sustainable development agenda highlighted at UN General Assembly
  • 14 September : Only targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in developing countries, concludes new report
  • 7 September : IFAD report concludes that targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in developing countries
  • 6 September : Economic downturn threatens prospect to end extreme poverty by 2030, study finds
  • 6 September : First Africa Food Prize Awarded to Kanayo F. Nwanze for Courageous Leadership in Fostering Solidarity with Africa’s Smallholder Farmers
  • August

  • 29 August : Post-conflict Colombia should be a land of opportunities for small farmers, says UN agency
  • 26 August : Pacific Agribusiness Forum to discuss fortification of sustainable food systems
  • 25 August : Importing food is harming the continent, UN agency head to tell African leaders
  • 24 August : UN agency support to improve smallholder farmers’ agricultural production and access to markets in Bangladesh
  • 11 August : UN agency to support Mexico project linking social assistance with rural development programmes
  • 3 August : Post-Ebola recovery plans must prioritize rural people, UN agency head to tell leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia
  • July

  • 28 July : Investing in young people is key to future prosperity, UN agency head to tell Senegal’s President
  • 18 July : UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities
  • 7 July : UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness
  • 5 July : UN agency examines approach to decentralized operations in Asia and the Pacific
  • 4 July : Investment in Africa’s rural areas will curb economic migration, IFAD President tells ministers
  • June

  • 30 June : To reduce El Niño’s impact on Central America’s Dry Corridor, build resilience and invest in sustainable agriculture
  • 17 June : Agriculture Development Partners visiting Dodoma region to meet with authorities and farmers
  • 15 June : Remittances bring economic stability to families and countries, says IFAD president on International Day
  • 13 June : UN agency examines approach to decentralized operations in Africa
  • 9 June : Make migration a choice and not a necessity - IFAD President to tell EAT Forum
  • May

  • 31 May : IFAD’s Recipe for Change on World Environment Day
  • 31 May : “If we abandon smallholder farmers, we abandon our future,” IFAD President to tell G20 ministers
  • 30 May : UN agency examines approach to decentralized operations in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 26 May : IFAD technical assistance to help develop seed sector in Mauritius, leading to future food security
  • 24 May : UN agency to expand its projects promoting family farming in North-eastern Brazil
  • 19 May : We cannot keep jumping from crisis to crisis, IFAD’s Chief Strategist to tell world leaders in Istanbul
  • 18 May : Central America strengthens partnerships for policy dialogue on family farming
  • 18 May : Investing in rural development will stabilize African communities IFAD President tells Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference
  • 17 May : Vice President of UN agency renews commitment to fighting poverty in rural Pakistan
  • 12 May : IFAD-funded projects increase incomes and improve lives for rural poor in India, reports independent evaluation
  • 9 May : Investments in agriculture can unlock untold prosperity in Africa – IFAD President tells leaders in Kigali this week
  • 6 May : IFAD apre le sue porte al pubblico per "Open House Roma 2016"
  • April

  • 29 April : New IFAD-supported project tackles malnutrition and stunting in northern Laos
  • 29 April : India and UN agency discuss ways to boost small-scale agriculture in rainfed areas
  • 27 April : Changes in Central America’s fiscal policies would promote rural development and reduce poverty
  • 21 April : New country office opening signals strengthened partnership with Morocco
  • 20 April : Italian Chef Carlo Cracco draws attention to climate change threats for small scale farmers in Cambodia
  • 18 April : Global Science Leaders call for better policies on pulses
  • 12 April : Smallholder farmers to benefit from $65 million tea and rubber revitalization project in Sri Lanka
  • 7 April : Independent evaluation shows IFAD-supported operations in Nigeria improve the livelihoods of rural poor people
  • 6 April : Despite being “the biggest threat facing humanity” climate change and its impacts fail to make headlines, says IFAD study
  • 6 April : Where a woman lives in Latin America increases her risk of being disadvantaged – new report
  • 4 April : IFAD Vice President to visit Algeria to meet government officials
  • 4 April : Climate change sinks below the headlines – report presentation and press discussion
  • March

  • 29 March : Nigeria and United Nations agency to discuss ways to boost agricultural development
  • 22 March : UN agency to provide $51 million to reduce poverty for vulnerable tribal groups in India
  • 21 March : UN urges stronger, coordinated international response to address El Niño impacts
  • 11 March : Young people are key to rural transformation and poverty reduction in West and Central Africa
  • 8 March : International Agencies in Rome together commemorate Women’s Day with collective and individual commitments for achieving worldwide gender equality
  • February

  • 29 February : Presentación del estudio Protección, producción, promoción. Explorando sinergias entre protección social y fomento productivo rural en América Latina
  • 22 February : Two IFAD-supported projects contribute to post-Ebola recovery in Liberia
  • 21 February : IFAD links research to development for impact in the Near East, North Africa and Europe region
  • 18 February : Break the chain of desperation that leads to emergencies, development leaders told
  • 17 February : Achieving new Global Goals will require increased investments in smallholder agriculture say development leaders at Rome conference
  • 16 February : IFAD-support project in Swaziland helps farmers combat drought and boost food and nutrition security
  • 12 February : Financing the success of the Global Goals to be highlighted at United Nations’ event with Italian President
  • 4 February : 17-18 February 2016: International leaders gather in Rome for annual IFAD event
  • 3 February : UN agency to build climate resilience among pastoralists in Tajikistan
  • 1 February : Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs for young people
  • January

  • 29 January : Cameroon receives US$1 million grant from United Nations agency to promote aquaculture entrepreneurship
  • 28 January : United Nations agency provides US$33.8 million to boost agriculture sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 28 January : Independent evaluation shows IFAD-supported investment improves the quality of life of rural poor in Turkey
  • 21 January : Turkey and United Nations agency to discuss inclusiveness and opportunities for the rural poor
  • 12 January : UN agency scales up support for llama and alpaca farming in the Bolivian High Plateau