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13 Jun 2007 description

Release number IFAD/30/07

Rome, 13 June 2007 - More than 60,000 poor farming families in Ethiopia will benefit from a US$57.7 million small-scale irrigation development programme that will enable them to cope better with unreliable rains and frequent droughts, and to increase their food security.

The Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme will increase household incomes of people living on less than 30 US cents a day.

The programme will be partly financed by a US$20 million loan and a US$20 million grant from IFAD.

20 Apr 2007 description

Release number IFAD/25/07

Rome, 20 April 2007 - The Executive Board of IFAD approved US$63.5 million in loans and US$59.2 million in grants to fight rural poverty in eight developing countries: Burundi, Cambodia, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Paraguay, Sierra Leone and Syria.

The Board met at IFAD's headquarters in Rome on 17-18 April.

The grants include US$9.5 million to seven international centres that conduct agricultural research, and provide training and technical assistance in areas related to agriculture and rural development.

Loans to countries in Eastern and …