December 17, 2017

Madagascar signs a US$ 53 million financing agreement with IFAD to boost food and nutritional security and strengthen resilience to climate change in rural areas

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Rome, 13 December 2017 – A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regions located in the southern part of the country. The agreement for the Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains Development […]

New IFAD-financed project in Jordan supports small ruminant production and reduces poverty in rural communities

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Rome, 6 December 2017— 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). The US$12.8 million Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition Project (SIGHT) will ensure that small ruminant producers receive support from the public and private sectors […]

IFAD President to commit support to Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction

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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. This is Houngbo’s first official […]

Climate-smart agriculture benefits marine ecosystems and coastal communities – New IFAD report

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Bonn, Germany 9 November 2017 – Coastal communities and marine ecosystems can benefit from climate-smart agriculture practices, according to the findings of a new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The Marine Advantage – Empowering coastal communities, safeguarding marine ecosystems, a study of IFAD’s experience in improving the lives of coastal communities, shows that […]

Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD

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Rome, 15 February 2017 – In a private meeting with indigenous peoples’ representatives, Pope Francis stressed the need to  reconcile development, both social and cultural, with the protection of indigenous peoples and their territories, “especially when planning economic activities that may interfere with their cultures and their ancestral relationship to the earth,” he said. The 36-member […]

IFAD reaffirms its commitment to help Colombia overcome the effects of 50 years of conflict

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Rome, 15 December 2016 – The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today approved a new country strategy for Colombia, reaffirming the organization’s commitment to help the country overcome the effects of a 50-year conflict by promoting rural development. With the new strategy, US$33 million will be invested in the country’s rural […]

Remittances bring economic stability to families and countries, says IFAD president on International Day

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From IFAD Rome, 15 June 2016 – On the International Day of Family Remittances, 16 June, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), calls for greater recognition of the vital financial contribution migrants make to the economic stability of their families and countries. “The remittances sent back to relatives provide […]

We cannot keep jumping from crisis to crisis, IFAD’s Chief Strategist to tell world leaders in Istanbul

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Rome, 19 May 2016 – With more than 60 million people across the world reeling from the drought caused by El Niño, Josefina Stubbs from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has a strong message for leaders gathering at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week. “The demand for emergency assistance cannot […]

Central America strengthens partnerships for policy dialogue on family farming Spanish

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San Salvador, 18 May 2016 –Promoting pro-family farming policies in support of inclusive, democratic governance and poverty reduction are the objectives of the “Regional Rural Dialogue Programme – Central America and the Dominican Republic,” launched today in San Salvador. This project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – the UN agency dedicated […]

Increased investment needed for smallholder agriculture

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(IFAD) Achieving new Global Goals will require increased investments in smallholder agriculture say development leaders at Rome conference Rome, 17 February 2016 – Development leaders, heads of state and government representatives gathered for the opening of the 39th Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to explore ways of […]