Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty

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Feature Story

After the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, the hard work begins

High-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly adopts an outcome document calling for a system-wide action plan to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Feature Story

Climate Summit 2014: Smallholder farmers are part of the solution

As the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 convenes, IFAD reaffirms its belief that smallholder agriculture needs to play a key role in the climate change debate, and in finding solutions.

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In focus

2014 International Year of Family Farming: IFAD's commitment and call for action

The International Year of Family Farming recognizes the importance of family farming in reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving more sustainable approaches to agricultural and rural development.

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In focus

The benefits of bamboo

An IFAD grant-supported programme has demonstrated the enormous potential of bamboo in supporting livelihoods, the environment and women's empowerment in several countries in Africa.

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In focus

Investing in sustainable development in small island states

As the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States prepares to convene, IFAD projects aim to go the last mile in addressing the unique needs and vulnerabilities of island nations.

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NEN Climate

In focus

Spotlight on climate and environment: Near East and North Africa

Get a glimpse into the approaches supported by IFAD that address climate change in the Near East and North Africa region with up to date research, interactive maps, blogs and videos.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD President to the IFAD-Netherlands private sector event Statement by IFAD President to CGIAR Development Dialogues Statement by IFAD President to the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit Statement by IFAD President to the World Conference on Indigenous People

Press releases

IFAD President visits Holland to discuss creating market linkages for millions of family farmers in developing countries International leaders gather at United Nations to promise action on Zero Hunger Challenge Empowering indigenous peoples is a must for sustainable rural development, says IFAD President

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Events

1 October

Inaugural session of AgTalks                     

7-8 October

Third session of the Consultation on the Tenth Replenishment of IFAD's resources

10 October

85th session of the Evaluation Committee

13-18 October

Committee on World Food Security         

31 October

7th Permanent Representatives Meeting View all events
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Recent Video

How can software help the Cambodian Government become a major global rice exporter by 2015? Take a look at how IFAD and Intel have joined forces to bring expert information about seeds, fertilisers and pests to rural farmers at the touch of a button.