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09 Dec 2018 description

Katowice COP24 week one diary

Katowice, Poland – Delegates from some 200 countries are meeting for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland at an event hosted by the United Nations (UN).

The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) – which is billed as the most important event since the Paris Agreement of 2015 – will address the continued importance of agriculture and food security in the climate change agenda.

13 Nov 2018 description
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Dubai, 13 November 2018 ― The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, joined forces today to work towards agricultural development and food security in developing countries, contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

23 Oct 2018 description

This publication has been produced to fill a key knowledge gap in the emerging field of value chains for nutrition by providing guidance on how to design nutrition-sensitive value chain (NSVC) projects, with a particular focus on smallholder producers.

This guide provides validated step-by-step guidance for NSVC project design, relevant not only for IFAD but for development actors in general, and for organizations working in agriculture and rural development in particular.


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19 Oct 2018 description

Food security and climate change are inextricably interlinked, and policy-makers and experts can and should work for more integrated approaches addressing both. That is the main takeaway from a side event on Wednesday 17 October, during the 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), in Rome.

16 Oct 2018 description

This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers.

It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder perspective, and presenting an analytical framework for the development of nutrition-sensitive value chains.

11 Sep 2018 description


  • Les données les plus récentes confirment une progression de la faim dans le monde, alors que celle-ci avait longtemps reculé, et donc une inversion de la tendance.
    En 2017, le nombre de personnes sous-alimentées s’établissait, d’après les estimations, à 821 millions – soit environ une personne sur neuf dans le monde.

11 Sep 2018 description
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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk

30 Aug 2018 description

There is a direct link between human development and water. This is especially true for rural communities where access to water is a necessity to undertake subsistence agricultural production and to attain a minimum health standard. Many of the world’s rural poor are incredibly reliant on ecosystems in which they inhabit. About 2.5 billion people depend, directly, on farming as a livelihood worldwide, providing food for the world.

10 Aug 2018 description

Understanding contemporary migration, both international and internal, remains a challenge. The decision by people to migrate either within their own countries or across borders is influenced by an intricate set of factors. This report examines the complex interlinkages between migration, agriculture, food security and rural development and the factors that determine the decision of rural people to migrate; including economic factors, employment opportunities, conflict, poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and climate shocks.

06 Jun 2018 description

La FAO, le FIDA et le PAM signent un Protocole d’accord à Rome

6 juin 2018, Rome - Les trois agences des Nations Unies chargées d'éradiquer la faim et de stimuler le développement rural se sont engagées à renforcer leur collaboration afin d'aider les pays à atteindre leurs Objectifs de développement durable, en prêtant particulièrement attention à l'Objectif numéro 2 portant sur la Faim Zéro.

06 Jun 2018 description

FAO, IFAD and WFP sign new Memorandum of Understanding in Rome

6 June 2018, Rome - The three United Nations agencies tasked with ending hunger and boosting rural development have committed to strengthening their collaboration to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on achieving Goal 2 Zero Hunger.

18 May 2018 description

Par Jonky Tenou

Le sommet Africain sur 'Climate SMART Agriculture' s'est achevé ce mercredi 16 mai 2018 à Trademark Hotel à Nairobi au Kenya.

07 Mar 2018 description

Los organismos de las Naciones Unidas con sede en Roma celebran el Día Internacional de la Mujer 7 de marzo de 2018, Roma - El papel de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC) en el empoderamiento económico y el fortalecimiento de la voz y la condición de las mujeres rurales será el tema central del debate que se llevará a cabo en el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) el 8 de marzo, con ocasión del Día Internacional de la Mujer.

13 Feb 2018 description

Rome, 12 February 2018 – At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

01 Dec 2017 description

The three Rome-based UN agencies will strengthen their commitment to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with an initial focus on Haiti, Guatemala and Colombia.

November 30, 2017 - The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

22 Nov 2017 description

On 15 November 2017, the World Food Programme (WFP) hosted a side event about an important topic: school meals for children. In partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, as well as the Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program (LRP), the WFP’s event looked at the critical impact effective school meal programming can have.

21 Nov 2017 description

Par Alice Brie

Le FIDA en partenariat avec l’organisation internationale de la francophonie a organisé lors de la COP23 à Bonn un side-event autour des questions de l’emploi pour les jeunes ruraux, de l’agriculture climato-résiliente et du rôle de la finance climat dans la transformation du secteur.

10 Oct 2017 description

Food from healthy farms makes healthy people - New IFAD report

Rome, 10 October 2017 – Investing in climate-resilient agriculture not only improves food security but contributes to eradicating malnutrition, according to the findings of a new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).