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13 Aug 2017 description

By Mattia Prayer Galletti

While global attention has focused on whether or not we need to produce more food to feed an increasing world population, there is one certainty that nobody can dispute: the world will need farmers!

The numbers are clear: half of the farmers in the United States are 55 or older, and the average age of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is roughly 60 years old. With an aging population of farmers and agricultural workers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people.

19 Sep 2016 description

New York, 19 September 2016 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announces the establishment of a new financing facility to assist refugees, displaced people and their host communities to address the increased pressure put on rural areas by the influx of millions of people.

14 Feb 2013 description

New economic opportunities for rural youth and women

Rome, 12 February 2013 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will extend a loan and grant of US$ 11.4 million and a loan of $ 16.1 million from the Spanish Food Security Co-Financing Facility Trust Fund to the Republic of Tunisia, to finance the second phase of the Agropastoral Development and Local Initiatives Promotion Programme in the South-East. The programme will aim to improve agricultural productivity and stimulate job creation for rural youth and women.

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.

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.