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12 Feb 2015 description

Rome, 12 February 2015 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are financing a US$40.83 million project to contribute towards government’s effort to increase productivity in the livestock and dairy sector and reduce poverty for 112,500 rural households in four districts in the Punjab Province.

24 Jun 2014 description

Jeddah, 24 June 2014 - The Saudi Fund for Development and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) strengthened their partnership today to support a US$35.3 million project aimed at providing income-generating opportunities for women and men in coastal communities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

29 Sep 2012 description

Not a day goes by that conflict does not rage in some part of the world. Equally, not a day goes by that some person, some family or some community does not take a step on the road to a better, more secure future, one free from conflict, hunger and poverty. And both can happen in one and the same place.

Both conflict and development are driven by a profound dissatisfaction with the way things are. But the one is a destructive response, while the other is positive and constructive.

30 Sep 2011 description

Employment generation in flood hit areas of Punjab’s Muzafargarh and Rajanpur to help rural people

Rome, 30 September 2011 – One year after devastating floods washed away thousands of farmers’ fields, and on the heels of the most recent flooding in Pakistan, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced a US$40.2 million loan to the country to support rural areas.

16 May 2011 description

Nwanze to present ‘Diaspora Investment in Agriculture’ at Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Global Diaspora Forum

Rome and Washington, May 16: The United States Department of State and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will unveil this week in Washington, DC a new joint initiative to assist the flow of investment from international migrants to reduce rural poverty and boost food security in their home countries.

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 …

15 Sep 2010 description

Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to address urgent food security challenges in Pakistan, following the recent flood disaster which destroyed food stocks and approximately 10 percent of the country's standing crops, leaving an estimated 10 million people vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition.

19 Aug 2010 description

Rome, 19 August 2010 - Severe flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains has affected an estimated 15.4 million people (including at least 7.5 million children) across Pakistan.

11 Nov 2009 description

Press release No.: IFAD/53/09

Rome, 11 November 2009 - A US$18.33 million loan from IFAD to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan will fund an innovative project to help smallholder farmers maximise yields by addressing a lack of financial resources and inputs and by supporting gender and poverty mainstreaming in Pakistan's national crop productivity project.

The Crop Maximization Support Project aims to increase crop production in 10 districts in the provinces of Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh and in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).

The loan agreement for the project …

15 Sep 2009 description

Executive Board concludes two-day meeting in Rome

Rome, 15 September - Poor farmers seeking to better their lives against the backdrop of climate change received a boost this week.

21 Apr 2006 description

US$150.5 million to combat rural poverty

Rome, 21 April 2006 - The 87th session of IFAD's Executive Board approved US$145.6 million in loans to support rural development programmes and projects in nine countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, the Congo, India, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

18 Jan 2006 description

Rome, 18 January 2006 -- Rural poor people who have little access to credit and rural financial services will benefit from a new development programme in Pakistan.