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15 Sep 2017 description

815 millones de personas padecen hambre, con millones de niños amenazados de malnutrición

15 de septiembre de 2017, Roma – Tras haber disminuido de forma constante durante más de una década, vuelve a aumentar el hambre en el mundo, que afectó a 815 millones de personas en 2016 -el 11 por ciento de la población mundial-, según la nueva edición del informe anual de la ONU sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición publicada hoy. Al mismo tiempo, múltiples formas de malnutrición amenazan la salud de millones de personas.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – Le Canada fournit 50 millions de dollars canadiens pour un programme commun de 5 ans sur la résilience mis en œuvre par les agences des Nations Unies.

Les agences des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture entreprennent un programme commun sans précédent pour cinq ans pour travailler avec les communautés vulnérables dans trois zones sujettes aux crises. Ce programme vise à répondre aux besoins immédiats en nourriture et à améliorer la résilience de ces populations, tout en s’attachant aux causes originelles de l’insécurité alimentaire.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

03 May 2016 description

Rome, 22 March – Drought and failed rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in northern Somalia.

Self-declared independent Somaliland along the Gulf of Aden has been especially hard hit.

However, in the sub-regions of Maaroodi-Jeex and Awdal, in the arid and semi-arid region of Somaliland, an innovative water management solution is helping small farmers stay in business despite the changing weather patterns.

06 Apr 2016 description

Introduction

On 17 March 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted a one-day meeting on El Niño Impacts and Priorities for Action. The event was well attended by representatives of member states, resource partners, UN agencies and NGOs, among others.

27 Nov 2014 description

In a part of the world long plagued by conflict, drought and instability, Somalia's Somaliland region is a bright spot. Located in the north-west of the country, the region is undergoing profound social transformation. Through the Integrated Community Development Programme (ICDP) – financed by IFAD, the Belgian Fund for Food Security and the OPEC Fund for International Development – rural people are learning to read and write, taking loans, starting businesses and improving their lives and communities.

07 Oct 2014 description

This Food Policy Report explains why there is a need to place even higher priority on food security–related policies and programs in conflict-prone countries, and offers insights for policymakers regarding how to do so.

Main Findings

04 Feb 2013 description

Remittances to be channelled to agricultural development

Rome, 4 February 2013 – Following the recent call by Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia, to its diaspora abroad to invest in the reconstruction of the country, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced a new programme that will leverage more than US$1 billion sent home by Somalis annually. Remittances from Somalis living abroad are estimated to equal up to 50 per cent of the gross domestic product, which is vital for the country’s economy.

15 Mar 2012 description

This briefing papers describe some of the lessons learned from two recent experience-sharing events: i) a visit to Niger (and Mali) organised by Oxfam GB and USAID for government and NGO representatives from Ethiopia, Uganda and Somaliland; and ii) the 'making rangelands secure' learning route to find effective and sustainable solutions that support the different land uses in dryland areas.

24 Aug 2011 description

Rome, 24 August 2011 – Tomorrow, a conference on the crisis in the Horn of Africa sponsored by the African Union will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African leaders will be discussing how to help the millions of people affected by the drought and resulting famine. This conference is a good sign and I commend the African Union for taking this initiative. As President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), I have said before that Africa should not wait for the international community to solve its problems.

23 Aug 2011 description

Investments must come from a genuine global partnership between developed and developing countries

Rome, 23 August 2011 – Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet senior officials this week in Helsinki and Oslo to find solutions for the immediate needs in the Horn of Africa and to discuss the longer term needs to build resilience of smallholder farmers in the region and in developing countries worldwide.

14 Jul 2011 description

Rome, 13 July 2011 - The current drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in the past 60 years, has governments in the region and the international donor community scrambling to raise additional funds for emergency relief and provide desperately required food, medical care and shelter to the affected populations in Somalia, southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya to address their dire immediate needs.

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 2009 description

Responsables des projets et programmes, experts du développement agricole et rural et fonctionnaires du FIDA discutent de l'accès au marché et de l'intégration de l'agiculture et de l'élevage comme moyens d'améliorer la productivité agricole.

Bujumbura, le 16 novembre 2009. Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) organise du 16 au 19 novembre 2009 à Bujumbura, Burundi, un atelier régional sur l'exécution de ses projets et des programmes en Afrique de l'Est et Australe.

20 Apr 2009 description

Executive Summary

This joint working paper lays out a rationale and strategic framework for improving food security and managing food-price shocks in the Arab countries. The paper does not provide country specific policy and project recommendations.

11 Jan 2005 description

Rome, 11 January 2005 ? IFAD is committed to mobilizing an initial $US 100 million in new resources for countries affected by the tsunami. As the UN agency dedicated to eradicating poverty in rural areas, IFAD will be helping people affected by the disaster to rebuild their communities and their livelihoods. The goal is not only to help them to recover, but to increase their capacity to cope with future natural disasters by enabling them to overcome the desperate poverty that makes them so vulnerable.