Cambodia and IFAD to discuss strategy to improve rural livelihoods in the country
Media are invited to attend a national workshop that will present results of an independent evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s rural development work in Cambodia.
Bangladesh: Breaking down barriers
Traditionally relegated to house chores, most rural women of Bangladesh have had very little access to economic activities outside their homes and they are often the poorest and most marginalized members of their communities.
The link between poverty and migration tops discussion between UN agency President and Pope Francis
Just days after renewing his plea to respect the rights of migrants, Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during which it is expected they will discuss the importance of investing in rural development to create opportunities for some of the poorest people in the world.
Indigenous crops bring climate solutions for farmers in Brazil's Caatinga – IFAD and Slow Food take the lead
Longer dry seasons and unpredictable rainfall are having a serious impact on the farming communities in the semi-arid zone, or Caatinga biome, in the state of Bahia in north-eastern Brazil.
IFAD announces second phase of its flagship climate change adaptation fund
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce the second phase of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), the largest global financing source dedicated to supporting the adaptation of poor smallholder farmers to climate change.
How avocados are making a difference in the Dominican Republic
Marielena and Julio come from the town of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, where a small green fruit – the avocado – has changing their lives and that of their community.
In the pursuit of a better life
Pathe Ndiaye, 26, stands in the middle of an onion field in Kaolack, Senegal and succinctly sums up why he returned to his rural home after spending years in the city. “Life is better here.”
New IFAD grant supports efforts to help indigenous peoples find their own development path
The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has recently approved a US$3 million grant in support of indigenous peoples' communities in developing countries for the period 2017-2020.
New IFAD-financed project in Jordan supports small ruminant production and reduces poverty in rural communities
Nearly 12,000 rural families will benefit from a new financing agreement signed last month between Jordan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Caring for the Planet Starts from the Ground
Thouraya Lahmer and Aoun Ouni are two villagers from the south of Tunisia. Although they are not policy makers or soil experts, they both contribute to feeding the world.
IFAD President travels to India to further partnership and shared commitment to reducing rural poverty
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), arrives in India today to meet with key government partners. The trip presents an opportunity to expand upon the focus and partnership between India and IFAD to boost smallholder farmer incomes and alleviate rural poverty in the country.
Agricultural investment can have big impact on the lives of women and girls in developing countries, says IFAD President
Investment in agriculture and rural development may be among the best ways for Canada to realize the goals of its new Feminist International Assistance Policy, bringing gender equality and economic empowerment to millions of women and girls in developing countries around the world. That’s the message Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings to Ottawa on Monday when he meets with Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie.
FAO, IFAD and WFP join efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean
The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The United Nations Rome-based Agencies commit to enhance their cooperation in the Global South to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030
At the Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya (Turkey), FAO, IFAD and WFP presented today a joint roadmap aiming at increasing their collaboration in support of South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
International delegation looks at impact of development projects on living conditions and livelihoods in rural Bangladesh
A delegation of member state representatives from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) begins a five-day working trip to Bangladesh today, with planned visits to IFAD-funded projects designed to increase incomes and improve living conditions for rural poor in the country.
The Malian diaspora invests to offer young people a better future at home
In Mali, young rural people find it difficult to borrow funds to start or develop their agricultural activities. This may now change thanks to the Babyloan Mali platform.
IFAD President to commit support to Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-ranking officials of the Mexican government on 24 November to discuss IFAD's support of Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction, as well as its roadmap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the 2030 Agenda.
Agriculture is finally on the agenda!
In an iconic decision at COP 23, negotiators in Bonn agreed to new negotiation processes to “jointly address” a number of new agriculture topics – for the first time naming agriculture directly in the agreement.
Bangladesh: Land of our own
In South East Bangladesh, regular flooding - exacerbated by rising sea levels - displaces 26,000 people every year. People who are left homeless and landless after their homes are washed away resettle on newly formed river islands.
IFAD President and Argentina’s key leaders meet to discuss rural poverty reduction commitments
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD), will meet with the ministries of foreign affairs, finance and agroindustry on 21 November to discuss the country’s progress and plans in eradicating rural poverty.
IFAD President visits Sao Paulo to discuss innovation in agricultural development
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD), will highlight the importance of innovation in reducing rural poverty during his keynote speech at this year’s Brazil Africa Forum, 23-24 November in Sao Paulo.
IFAD head hails France’s continued support to small farmers in developing countries around the world
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will be in Paris today to take part in a roundtable that will review results from an independent evaluation of France's partnership with IFAD.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation is key to fighting hunger and poverty and transforming rural communities in developing countries
More than 300 participants representing governments, international organizations, academia, research organizations, the private sector, NGOs and civil society are expected to descend upon Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, from 20 to 21 November, to attend the International Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) - Leveraging Innovations from the Global South to Support Rural Transformation.
Germany pledges €20 million at COP 23 to help smallholders fight climate change
At COP 23 the German government announced that it is pledging €20 million in climate finance to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help smallholder farmers in developing countries deal with the impacts of climate change and improve their food security.