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16 Nov 2010 description

Taking action to support women

New evaluation on gender equality and women's empowerment in IFAD's projects points the way to further progress

Rome, 7 February 2011 - An evaluation of projects and activities undertaken by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has found that, while there is room for improvement, the agency has made significant progress in promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in family agricultural production and farmers' organizations.

The report by IFAD's Office of Evaluation further underlines the central role …

03 Jun 2010 description

Joint News Release

3 June 2010, Davos - Weather insurance can have a sustainable role in protecting poor farmers from going bankrupt after drought or floods, according to a study released today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The new study, released at the Global Risk Forum in Davos, shows that weather index-based insurance, issued before the planting season begins, can be more effective at protecting farmers' livelihoods than providing emergency aid after bad weather has wiped out their …