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13 Feb 2018 description

Rome, 13 February 2018 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh signed a financing agreement today to sustainably improve incomes and promote resilience to extreme weather conditions for 303,000 rural households in six flood-prone districts in northern Bangladesh.

The agreement for the Promoting Resilience of Vulnerable through Access to Infrastructure, Improved Skills and Information project was signed by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, and Kazi Shofiqul Azam, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh.

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.

12 Jan 2018 description

Longer dry seasons and unpredictable rainfall are having a serious impact on the farming communities in the semi-arid zone, or Caatinga biome, in the state of Bahia in north-eastern Brazil.

Against this background of water shortages across the Caatinga, IFAD has focused on reducing rural poverty through income generation, increased production, better nutrition, and the creation of agricultural and non-agricultural employment opportunities.

14 Dec 2017 description

Rome, 13 December 2017 – A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regions located in the southern part of the country.

The agreement for the Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains Development Programme (DEFIS) was signed in Rome by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, and Harison Edmond Randriarimanana, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of Madagascar.

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.