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The EU and IFAD join forces to support resilient and sustainable food systems
Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships, and Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, signed two agreements today for a total of €70.7 million.
When the world is drying up, every drop of water counts
Climate change and a growing population are exacerbating water scarcity. As the water cycle is disrupted, farmers are coming up with inventive ways to harvest, store and use water. IFAD is helping them with simple but effective and climate-smart water infrastructure.
It’s not too late to prevent the worst-case scenario
The IPCC’s latest Synthesis Report is a reminder that the power is in our hands to prevent the very worst outcomes of climate change—if we take decisive and ambitious action now.
IFAD13: A new day is possible
IFAD13: A new day is possible. Now is the time to invest in a resilient future.
IFAD’s response to the war in Ukraine
Conflict and food insecurity go hand-in-hand. As a major food and commodities exporting region, the war in Ukraine has caused not only a humanitarian crisis, but is also increasing food and fuel prices, which in turn are impacting the world’s most vulnerable people.
Climate and environment
Smallholder farmers and poor rural people bear the brunt of climate change and the degradation of natural resources. Extreme weather events, such as droughts, storms and floods, are putting pressure on the ecosystems that farmers depend on.
IFAD and the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda is a commitment to “leave no one behind”. It applies to all countries and spans social, environmental and economic issues. This commitment is most salient in rural areas as shocks, such as climate change and the COVID crisis, disproportionately affect rural communities.
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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.
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