Statements delivered by IFAD President and Vice-President

  • 2016

  • February : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to the Opening session of the Thirty-ninth Session of the Governing Council

  • 2015

  • December : Keynote Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at Chatham House, London, UK
  • November : Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at the Holy See
  • October : Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • October : Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at MCGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • October : Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at "Finance for Food: Investing in agriculture for a sustainable future", Expo Milan
  • October : Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at the World Food Day, Expo Milan
  • October : Lecture by IFAD President at the Russian Agrarian University
  • June : Statement by IFAD President at the International Day of Family Remittances
  • June : Statement by IFAD President at the Ministerial Meeting of African LDCs "Structural Transformation, Graduation and the Post-2015 Development Agenda"
  • May : Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum - Food Security Panel
  • May : Opening remarks by IFAD President at the Introduction to emerging trends in mobilising concessional resources for IFIs and the importance of exchange of expertise
  • May : Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Opening of the 2015 Global Land Forum
  • March : Statement by IFAD President at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
  • March : Keynote address by IFAD President at the Gulf Forum to Enhance Food Security and Support Small and Medium Scale Farmers
  • February : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, to the Opening session of the Thirty-eighth Session of the Governing Council
  • January : Acceptance speech by IFAD President for the honorary degree "Doctor of Science, honoris causa" from the University of Warwick
  • January : Lecture by IFAD President at the University of Warwick

  • 2014

  • December : Statement by IFAD President at Chatham House - Food Security: Mapping Risks, Building Resilience, Stabilizing Supply
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at the Launch of A Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa
  • November : Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Gender Awards
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at the Second International Conference on Nutrition
  • November : Remarks by IFAD President at ILRI's 40th anniversary
  • October : Statement by IFAD Vice-President on the occasion of the 34th observance of World Food Day
  • October : Statement by IFAD President to the The World Food Prize – Bourlaug Dialogue International Symposium
  • October : Statement by IFAD Vice-President on the occasion of the CFS side-event: Getting into Action on Food losses and Waste (FLW)
  • October : Opening statement by IFAD Vice-President on the occasion of the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
  • September : Statement by IFAD President to the IFAD-Netherlands private sector event
  • September : Statement by IFAD President to the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit
  • September : Statement by IFAD President to Roundtable at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
  • September : Keynote address by IFAD President at the Opening of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2014
  • August : Statement by IFAD President at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Family Farming Plenary session: Zero Hunger Challenge
  • August : Statement on the U.S.-African Leaders Summit: 'Investing in the next generation'
  • May : Keynote address by IFAD President to the IFPRI 2020 conference: Building resilience for food and nutrition security
  • April : Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the agriculture growth, jobs, food security and climate: Taking action in response to the IPCC report
  • March : On the occasion of the meeting between United States President Barack Obama and Pope Francis on 27 March the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Kanayo F. Nwanze, reflects on the impact of inequality:
  • March : Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the "Closing the gender gap in agriculture: Equality for women is progress for all" event
  • February : Statement by IFAD President to the opening session of the Thirty-seventh session of the Governing Council
  • February : Opening remarks by IFAD President to the Governor's round table on investing in smallholder family farmers for the future we want
  • February : Opening statement by IFAD President at the Fifth Global Meeting of the Farmers' Forum
  • January : Speech by IFAD President at the Leading Group on innovative financing for development - The concept of Innovative Financing for Development

  • 2013

  • December : Statement by IFAD President at the 12th Annual Worldwide forum on Education and Culture
  • December : Statement by IFAD President at the NEPAD-IFAD workshop on mainstreaming agriculture and food security risk management in CAADP implementation and inauguration of the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM)
  • November : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the signing ceremony of the United Nations system participation contract in Expo Milano 2015
  • October : Allocution du Président du FIDA à l'occasion de la journée mondiale de l’alimentation au Maroc
  • October : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the 33rd observance of World Food Day
  • October : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of World Food Day Italy with the United Nations
  • October : Statement by IFAD President to the 40th session of the Committee of Food Security (CFS)
  • September : Statement by IFAD President at the high-level luncheon hosted by IFAD on “Creating vibrant rural economies: Cultivating inclusive growth in a world of climate risk”
  • July : Intervention du Président de FIDA á l'université de Niamey
  • July : Statement by IFAD President at the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week and FARA general assembly
  • June : Global Forum on Remittances 2013: Outcomes and the road ahead
  • June : IFAD President's statement on Impacts of investment on African agriculture and the principals for responsible agricultural investment (PRAI)
  • June : Strengthening sectoral bases for growth
  • May : Statement on behalf of IFAD President on transforming rural Africa on the occasion of the launch of NEPAD’s Rural Futures Programme
  • April : Opening statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the visit of H.E. Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • April : Statement by IFAD President to the symposium food Security: Global prospects and challenges
  • April : Statement by IFAD President at the IDRC-CIDA Symposium
  • April : Statement by IFAD President to the high-level consultation on hunger, food security and nutrition in the post-2015 development framework
  • March : Statement by IFAD President at the breakfast for Permanent Representatives
  • March : Opening statement by IFAD President to the high-level event on financial inclusion
  • March : Keynote speech by IFAD President at "From food security to sustainable development: New challenges, new opportunities" event
  • February : Statement by IFAD President at the seminar with Sir Gordon Conway and the Rome-based agencies
  • February : Acceptance statement by Kanayo Nwanze, President of IFAD
  • February : Opening statement of IFAD President to the high-level round table with Governors: Partnerships for financing agricultural and rural development
  • February : Statement by IFAD President to the opening session of the Thirty-sixth session of the Governing Council
  • February : Opening statement by IFAD President to the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum

  • 2012

  • December : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD at the food security 2012 conference
  • November : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD to the Fourth International Forum on Food and Nutrition
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at the International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at the seminar on ensuring global food security: Unlocking the potential of smallholder agriculture
  • October : Statement by IFAD President to the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development
  • October : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD on the occasion of the 32nd observance World Food Day: Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world
  • October : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD on the occasion of the launch of the joint programme:“Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”
  • October : Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD to the 39th session of Committee on Food Security
  • September : Opening keynote address by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD to the high-level panel of African Green Revolution Forum: Making African national and regional markets work
  • August : Statement by IFAD President at IITA, Ibadan - Rejuvenation: Investing in agriculture for the future of Nigeria and its young people
  • July : Message delivered on behalf of IFAD President at Golden Jubilee Anniversary Lecture: Revamping Nigeria’s Agriculture
  • June : Closing remarks by IFAD President at the indigenous people’s international conference on sustainable development and self-determination
  • June : Opening remarks by IFAD President to the Rome-based agency event at Rio+20
  • June : Opening remarks by IFAD President at Corporate Sustainability Forum - The sweet spot: Cocoa’s promise
  • June : Opening remarks by IFAD President at the Mobilizing resources for IFAD programmes: Alternative sources and innovative modalities event
  • June : Statement by IFAD President to the General Assembly of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO)
  • June : Convocation address by Kanayo Nwanze at the faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences - McGill University
  • April : Urban and rural development: Sustainability for all - IFAD President statement at BioVision Alexandria 2012
  • March : World Water Day: Statement by IFAD President
  • March : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of 8 March: Empowering young rural women: Inspiring futures
  • February : Statement by IFAD President to the opening session of the Thirty-fifth Session of the Governing Council
  • February : Opening statement by IFAD President to the fourth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum
  • February : Statement by IFAD President at the high-level meeting on the situation in the Sahel

  • 2011

  • December : Keynote address by IFAD President at the South-South Development Expo
  • December : Keynote address by IFAD President at the Agriculture and Rural Development Day
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Financing Facility for Remittances
  • November : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of World Food Programme (WFP)
  • November : Presentation by IFAD President on food security and the role of the private sector
  • October : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the visit of Michelle Bachelet Executive Director, UN Women to IFAD
  • October : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of World Food Day
  • October : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the CFS 37th session opening ceremony
  • October : Statement by IFAD President to the Senegal Academy of Science and Technology
  • September : Statement of the President at the Bundestag Committee on Economic Development
  • September : Speech by the IFAD Vice Presidentfor the CPE Roundtable Workshop
  • September : Statement by IFAD Presidentto the Second Global AgriKowledge Share Fair
  • September : Key messages by IFAD President for G20 ministerial meeting on Development Finance Ministers’ and Development Ministers’ Meeting
  • August : Statement of the President at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences on investing in pro-poor agricultural development in Africa and beyond
  • August : Statement of the Vice President at the High-level operational meeting: Focus on concrete action in Horn of Africa
  • July : Statement of the President at the emergency meeting on drought in the Horn of Africa
  • July : Opening statement by IFAD President to the South-South Cooperation Event
  • May : Remarks by IFAD President to the 93rd Session of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) Council of Ministers
  • May : Remarks by IFAD President at lunch with friends of IFAD
  • May : Remarks by IFAD President on the Diaspora Investment in Agriculture initiative
  • May : Statement by IFAD to the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)
  • May : Statement by IFAD at the informal briefing featuring address by US Secretary of State, H.E. Hillary Clinton, on the state of global food security
  • May : Keynote remarks by IFAD President at the discussion forum on new challenges, new opportunities: African agriculture in the 21st century
  • April : Address to the Spanish Parliamentary Committee for Development Cooperation
  • April : Statement by IFAD President to the Crawford Fund Parliamentary Conference
  • April : Statement by IFAD President presenting Rural Poverty Report 2011 at the Australian National University
  • March : Remarks of the President to IFAD colleagues on the occasion of International Women’s Day
  • February : Statement by IFAD President to the opening session of the thirty-fourth session of the Governing Council
  • February : Welcoming remarks of the President at workshop establishing indigenous people’s forum
  • January : Statement of the President at the new directions for smallholder agriculture conference

  • 2010

  • December : Remarks by IFAD President on the release of the Rural Poverty Report 2011 in Rome
  • December : Statement by IFAD President on the release of the Rural Poverty Report 2011
  • November : Welcoming remarks IFAD President to the Financing Facility for Remittances Annual Meeting
  • November : Statement by IFAD President to the International Rice Congress
  • November : Statement by IFAD President to the Global Conference on Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
  • October : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the 30th Observance of World Food Day
  • October : Vice President Yukiko Omura’s statement to the opening session of 36th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
  • October : Statement by IFAD President at Kansas University's seminar on the role of agricultural research in global food security
  • September : Statement by IFAD President at the Qatar National Food Security Programme side event
  • September : Welcoming remarks by IFAD President on the occasion of the 100th session of IFAD's Executive Board
  • July : Statement by IFAD President at the East Forum
  • June : Brief statement by IFAD President at the first ministerial working session of the 35th annual meeting of Islamic Development Bank
  • June : Keynote address by IFAD President at the 21st Islamic Development Bank Annual Symposium
  • June : Remarks by Ms Yukiko Omura, IFAD Vice-President to the women leadership development programme workshop
  • June : Speech by IFAD President to the Long-term Investments in the Age of Globalization Conference
  • June : Opening remarks by Ms Yukiko Omura, IFAD Vice-President to the conference on development cooperation in times of crisis and on achieving the MDGs
  • May : Speech by IFAD President at the African Amicale and United Nations Women’s Guild African Group
  • May : Speech by IFAD President on the occasion of the "La settimana della biodiversità"
  • May : Remarks by IFAD Vice President on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity
  • May : Remarks by IFAD President on the occasion of the dinner for Brussels-based Ambassadors
  • May : IFAD Vice President addresses South-South Cooperation in Brasilia conference
  • April : Policy address by IFAD President to the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • April : Opening statement by IFAD President to the World Bank Annual Conference on Land Policy and Administration
  • April : Statement by IFAD President at the lunch for Permanent Representatives
  • March : Speech by IFAD President to the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development: GCARD 2010
  • March : Welcoming remarks by IFAD President on the occasion of the official lunch with the delegation of Guatemala headed by His Excellency Álvaro Colom Caballeros
  • March : Acceptance speech by IFAD President for a distinguished service award at the second Africa Rice Congress
  • March : Keynote address by IFAD President at the High-level Conference on Development of Agri-business and Agro-industries in Africa
  • February : Opening statement by IFAD President to the Third global meeting of the Farmers' Forum
  • February : Opening statement by IFAD President at the Jeddah Economic Forum 2010: “The Global Economy in 2020”
  • February : Remarks by IFAD President at the high-level meeting on food security and nutrition in Haiti

  • 2009

  • December : Statement by IFAD President to side event organised by WEC-TERI-Yale on climate change and water vulnerability: strategies and practices for emerging water management and governance challenges
  • December : Statement by IFAD President to UNIDO general conference
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at the ICRISAT annual conference
  • November : Lecture delivered by the President at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
  • November : Statement by IFAD President on the measures to enhance global food security: rural development, smallholder farmers and trade considerations
  • November : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of the World Summit on Food Security
  • November : Statement by IFAD President to the the second non-aligned movement: First ladies summit
  • November : Statement by IFAD President to the Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the World Summit on Food Security
  • November : Statement by IFAD President at Chatham House
  • October : Statement by IFAD President at the University of Ottawa
  • October : Statement by IFAD President to the MDG 3 Torch ceremony
  • September : Statement by IFAD President on the occasion of 25 years of IFAD/BSF cooperation
  • September : Opening remarks by IFAD President as chair of the round table on food security
  • September : Statement by IFAD President to 80th meeting of the Development Committee
  • July : Statement by IFAD President at WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy
  • July : Daring to hope for Africa
  • July : Response to Food Security Initiative
  • July : Statement by IFAD President to the G8 Summit
  • June : Statement by IFAD President at OFID Ministerial Council meeting
  • June : Intervention by IFAD’s President at the G8 Finance Ministers Meeting
  • June : Statement by the IFAD President to the joint AU and ECA conference: Implications of the global financial and economic crisis for Africa’s long-term development
  • May : Statement by the IFAD President at a panel discussion "Africa: its opportunities for growth, problems and challenges"
  • April : Statement by the IFAD President, to the G8 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting
  • February : Statement delivered by IFAD President on the occasion of Papal audience
  • February : President-elect's acceptance statement
  • January : Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to the high level meeting of "Food Security for All"
  • January : Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to the Arab League Summit
  • January : A time for global action
  • January : Smallholder farming key to development in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • 2008

    • Joint FAO/IFAD/WFP Statement to the Financing for Development Conference (2008)
    • Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to World Bank's Development Committee (2008)
    • Key note address by Lennart Båge to the African Green Revolution Conference (2008)
    • Supporting smallholders is crucial to food security (2008)
    • Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to the High-level panel "Tackling the food crisis: investment, production and decent work" (2008)
    • Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to FAO High-level conference on World Food Security and the Challenges of Climate Change and Bio-energy (2008)
    • Investment is key to battling hunger (2008)
    • Statement by Lennart Båge, President of IFAD, to the Development Committee (2008)
    • Statement by Lennart Båge to the European Parliament's Committee of Development (2008)
    • Six years on, where do we stand from the Monterrey promise? (2008)
    • Microfinance: A lifeline for poor rural people (2008)

  • 2007

  • October : Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to the Development Committee
  • October : Remittances interview with Rai Due
  • October : Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD
  • September : Secure access to land, water and other natural resources: the essentials of fighting rural poverty
  • June : Båge convened climate change meeting at IFAD
  • June : Second European Forum on Sustainable Rural Development: Statement by Lennart Båge
  • May : Statement by Lennart Båge to the close of the VII Specialized Meeting on Family Agriculture in MERCOSUR (REAF)
  • May : Smallholder farmers are at the centre of the President’s mission to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
  • February : Statement of Lennart Båge, President of IFAD

  • 2005

  • October : Remarks by Mr Lennart Båge President, to the ECOSOC Special Event: Food Crisis in Africa
  • March : Forty-ninth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  • 2004

  • November : Statement by President Lennart Båge
  • January : Statement by President Lennart Båge

  • 2003

  • June : Securing women's access to land
  • May : Statement by President Lennart Båge at the World Agricultural Forum: Investing in Agriculture and Rural Development as Keys to the Global Economy (18-20 May, St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
  • January : Economic and Rights: Interconnections in the context of HIV/AIDS and feminised poverty

  • 2002

  • August : Statement by Lennart Båge, President of IFAD to World Summit on Sustainable Development
  • January : Statement by President Båge
  • January : Statement by IFAD at the Forty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  • 2001

  • December : Statement of the President of IFAD Launching of the Nigeria Rural Development Strategy
  • October : Statement by President Båge to the Stakeholder's Seminar, Ottawa, 18 October 2001
  • October : President Båge's Statement to Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the International Conference on Financing for Development, 16-17 October 2001
  • October : Statement by Mr Lennart Båge, President of IFAD, to the Fifth Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • July : Poverty and Sustainable Development in Agriculture
  • May : El desafío consistente en acabar con la pobreza rural - Discurso principal pronunciado por el Sr. Lennart Båge Presidente del FIDA
  • May : The Challenge of Ending Rural Poverty - Address by Lennart Båge
  • January : Message from President Lennart Båge on the occasion of International Women's Day 2001