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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.

19 Oct 2017 description

Drought threatens much of East and Southern Africa, putting farmers’ livelihoods at risk.

But with IFAD funding, communities in Kenya are growing trees to help safeguard their future.
In the Embu district - 130 km northeast of Nairobi - recent droughts are not only hurting farmers but the area’s forests too.

Along with pressures like deforestation, population growth and flash floods, forest cover stands at just 7.8 per cent - well below the government target of 10 per cent.

But IFAD and its partners in Embu, are working to reverse this trend.

19 Oct 2017 description

While droughts devastate maize yields in parts of Kenya, IFAD supports farmers to grow more resilient crops, such as short-stemmed sorghum.

14 Oct 2017 description

Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) announced a new coordination platform on economic migration and forced displacement today in a meeting with G7 officials at the World Bank Annual Meetings, to advance strategic priorities, including improving data and evidence and strengthening technical assistance to maximize the impact of projects supported by MDBs.

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).

03 Oct 2017 description

Rome, le 3 octobre 2017 – Plus de 99 200 ménages ruraux burundais vivant dans 17 provinces bénéficieront d'un accord de financement signé aujourd'hui entre le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) et le Burundi, qui améliorera l’accès aux services financiers dans les zones rurales où la demande dépasse largement l'offre. Une attention particulière sera accordée aux groupes les plus vulnérables, y compris les femmes et les jeunes.

03 Oct 2017 description

Rome, 3 October 2017 – A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Burundi. The agreement will enhance the availability of financial services in rural areas where demand currently far outstrips supply. Particular attention will be given to the most vulnerable groups, including women and young people.

19 Sep 2017 description

Rome / New York, 19 September 2017 – African farmers from a remote village in northern Zambia have teamed up with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to send a giant message to world leaders gathering in New York this week – invest more in agriculture if you want to end poverty and hunger by 2030.

18 Sep 2017 description

NEW YORK – Heifer International and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have agreed to seek opportunities to collaborate on market-driven development, climate-smart agriculture, access to finance and several other areas involving smallholder farmers.

For more than 10 years, Heifer has been working with IFAD, a specialized agency of the United Nations and international financing institution that focuses on ending rural poverty in developing countries through long-term investment. The two organizations have collaborated in Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania.

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.

15 Sep 2017 description

815 millions de personnes souffrent de la faim et des millions d'enfants sont exposés à la malnutrition

15 septembre 2017, Rome – Après une régression constante durant plus d'une décennie, la faim dans le monde progresse de nouveau touchant 815 millions de personnes en 2016, soit 11% de la population mondiale, selon le dernier rapport annuel des Nations Unies sur la sécurité alimentaire mondiale et la nutrition diffusé aujourd'hui. Dans le même temps, de multiples formes de malnutrition menacent la santé de millions de personnes dans le monde.

15 Sep 2017 description
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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

07 Sep 2017 description

New Delhi, 7 September 2017 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of India have signed an agreement today to improve incomes and strengthen drought resilience for 165,000 farming households in the five driest districts in Andhra Pradesh.

05 Sep 2017 description

September 2017 – Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.

31 Aug 2017 description

Rome, 31 August 2017 - In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana.

The delegation was welcomed by Khalida Bouzar, IFAD's Director for the Near East, North Africa and Europe, along with her team from the regional Division.