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05 Jun 2018 description

By Marian Amaka Odenigbo, Elena Bertusi and Narciso Manhenje

Producers in Montepuez District, Cabo Delgado Province (northern Mozambique) and members of Wapaja Hiliyale Farmer Field School are expanding their production areas, improving yields, incomes, and ensuring food security all-year-round. Since 2016, the national public extension services through the PSP project are integrating nutrition education within the Farmer Field School Groups (FFS), thus contributing to improved nutritional status of the most vulnerable groups, such as children and pregnant women.

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.

23 Aug 2017 description

Resumen Ejecutivo

Motivados por los resultados y recomendaciones del estudio preliminar de los vínculos entre la Migración y la Seguridad Alimentaria (“Hambre sin Fronteras”, 2015), el PMA y sus socios decidieron investigar más sobre los vínculos entre la inseguridad alimentaria y la emigración.

23 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

Building on the results and recommendations of the exploratory study on the links between Migration and Food Security (“Hunger without Borders”, 2015), WFP and its partners decided to further study linkages between food insecurity and migration, relying on qualitative and quantitative analysis.

03 Aug 2016 description

Rome, 3 August 2016 – The biggest outbreak of Ebola in human history is over, but urgent investments in the rural areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia are needed if these countries are to fully recover, said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on the eve of his official visit to the two countries. “Ebola has had an enormous impact on the lives of rural people – many of whom are small-scale farmers who could not grow food or earn a living during the epidemic,” said Nwanze.

06 Apr 2016 description


On 17 March 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted a one-day meeting on El Niño Impacts and Priorities for Action. The event was well attended by representatives of member states, resource partners, UN agencies and NGOs, among others.

24 Aug 2015 description

La Guinée est confrontée à plusieurs défis pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire de sa population : la dépendance des pluies pour la réussite de la campagne agricole, le faible accès aux services sociaux de base, une pauvreté parfois stagnante, la stabilité politique et, non pas en dernier lieu, le déclenchement de l’épidémie de la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) en mars 2014. Autre que l’impact direct de la maladie sur les vies et les moyens de vie, les ménages ont subi les effets négatifs des mesures de prévention et de réponses mises en place par le Gouvernent.

01 Jul 2015 description

En Guinée la riposte contre la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) déclarée depuis mars 2014 continue. Bien que les premiers foyers de la crise sanitaire soient éteints, la Maladie à Virus Ebola est présente aujourd’hui en Basse Guinée. Les préfectures touchées sont celles de Forécariah, de Kindia, de Dubréka, de Boké et la commune de Matoto à Conakry. Selon la cellule de coordination nationale de lutte contre la Maladie à Virus Ebola, les statistiques cumulées font état de 3 249 cas confirmés depuis le début de la crise en Guinée dont 26 au cours du mois de juin 2015.

30 Sep 2009 description

Rome, 30 September 2009 - A US$15.60 million loan from IFAD to the Republic of Kenya for the Southern Nyanza Community Development Project is set to reduce poverty and change the lives of 500,000 poor rural men, women and children in Southern Nyanza in Kenya.

The supplementary loan agreement for the project was signed today in Rome by Mrs Ann Belinda Nyikuli, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Rome, and Kanayo F.

29 Jan 2007 description


Rome, 29 January 2006 - Approximately 140,000 rural households in Mozambique will participate in a new country-wide development programme to improve the efficiency of agricultural production. Over the next eight years, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will work with the country's public and private sector, including non-governmental organizations and farmers' groups, to increase rural incomes and to help make poor families in Mozambique more food secure.

The US$50.82 million Agricultural Support Programme (ASP) will be partly financed by a …