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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.

28 Jul 2010 description

Ce financement de plus de 48 millions d'USD nouvellement accordé indique la volonté de mettre en œuvre des solutions à long terme dans ces nations insulaires voisines

Rome, le 28 juillet 2010­ - Même si la langue, l'histoire, la culture et la situation économique des deux nations de l'île d'Hispaniola - la République dominicaine et Haïti - sont différentes, leur avenir reste indissociablement lié.

S'efforçant de trouver des solutions permettant de réduire durablement la pauvreté dans ces deux pays, le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) a annoncé …

28 Jul 2010 description

Over US$48 million in new funding signals commitment to long-term solutions for island neighbours

Rome 28 July 2010 - While the two nations of the island of Hispaniola - the Dominican Republic and Haiti - may have different languages, histories, cultures and economic situations, their futures remain unbreakably intertwined.

In an effort to provide lasting poverty-reduction solutions for both countries, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) recently announced a series of new grants and loans that aim to create job opportunities and ensure food security in Haiti, …

28 Jul 2010 description

Más de US$48 millones en nueva financiación señala el compromiso a soluciones duraderas para los países vecinos

Roma 28 de Julio de 2010­ - Mientras que las dos naciones que comparten la Isla La Española - República Dominicana y Haití - tienen idiomas, historias, culturas y situaciones económicas diferentes, sus futuros permanecen inextricablemente entrelazados.

En su esfuerzo por proporcionar soluciones a largo plazo para la reducción de la pobreza en ambos países, el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) recientemente anunció una serie de subsidios y préstamos nuevos …

21 May 2010 description

Repairing irrigation systems and strengthening community organizations at the quake's epicentre generates new employment opportunities

Rome, 21 May 2010 - They are the essential elements of agriculture - water, soil, seeds - but since January's devastating earthquake, it's been difficult for rural farmers in the West and Nippes Departments of Haiti to come by these necessities.

With this in mind, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has provided a US$2.5 million grant - $2 million of which was provided by the Swedish government - to the …

26 Apr 2010 description

Accord d'allégement de dette pour un montant de 50 millions d'USD en faveur d'Haïti

Rome, le 26 avril 2010 - L'horizon s'éclaircit pour Haïti: le Conseil d'administration du Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) réuni en session cette semaine vient en effet d'approuver un programme d'allégement de la dette de ce pays frappé par la catastrophe que l'on sait.

"L'accord jette les bases d'une remise permanente de la dette contractée par Haïti auprès de notre organisation", a déclaré le Président du FIDA Kanayo F.

23 Apr 2010 description

Press release No.: IFAD/29/2010

Agreement sets up US$50 million debt relief programme for outstanding debt

Rome, 23 April 2010 - Things are looking up for the people of Haiti with the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) approving a debt-relief package for the disaster-stricken nation in its meeting this week.

"The agreement provides the basis for permanent debt forgiveness of Haiti's debt burden to our organization," said Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President.

15 Feb 2010 description

ROME - Les dirigeants des trois agences alimentaires des Nations Unies ont annoncé aujourd'hui la création d'un groupe de travail, « Task Force », dédiée à la sécurité alimentaire en Haïti.

12 Feb 2010 description

ROME - The heads of the three United Nations Rome-based agencies announced the establishment of a Task Force for Food Security in Haiti. The Task Force will support the government of Haiti in the implementation of a concerted, coherent and targeted, immediate and longer-term food security strategy that integrates agricultural production, and social safety nets.

FAO Director General Jacques Diouf, IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran will lead this Task Force.

04 Feb 2010 description

Rome, 04 February 2010 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a grant agreement of US$5.66 million to support agricultural production in some of the poorest regions located in the North of Haiti.

The grant agreement was signed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, by Joanas Gué, Minister for Agriculture of the Republic of Haiti and the Director, Latin America and Caribbean Division of IFAD, Josefina Stubbs.

04 Feb 2010 description

Rome, 04 février 2010 - Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) a accordé un don de 5,66 millions d'USD à la République d'Ha?ti pour améliorer la production agricole dans certaines régions pauvres au Nord Haïti.

L'accord de don a été signé à Santo Domingo par Joanas Gué, Ministre de l'agriculture de la République d'Haïti, et Josefina Stubbs, Directrice de la Division Amérique Latine et Caraïbes du FIDA. Ce don vient s'ajouter au projet en cours pour accroître la production agricole et moderniser l'infrastructure de l'irrigation.

26 Jan 2010 description

Nwanze stresses immediate needs of Haiti's rural areas

Rome, 26 January 2010 - As business, government and private sector leaders gather in the Swiss town of Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, global food security and poverty will be among the key challenges they will need to tackle. The power and potential of 500 million smallholder farms will be brought to discussion tables by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).