Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty

sids

In focus

IFAD's engagement in Small Island Developing States

The UN General Assembly declared 2014 the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to raise awareness about the vulnerability of SIDS, their development challenges and their achievements in overcoming such challenges, and to celebrate their rich cultural heritages and diversity.

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annual report

Annual Report

IFAD's Annual Report 2013: A year's work in facts, figures and stories

The report gives a comprehensive overview of our operational, administrative and financial activities during 2013, together with complete financial statements. It also tells the stories of some of the people we've worked with – their challenges and their successes.

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family farming

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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sids

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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viewpoint

In focus

Viewpoint: The human face of development

As the gap between rich and poor continues to grow in developing countries, increasing investment in rural people is crucial if we are to eradicate hunger and poverty, explains IFAD's President.

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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 at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Family Farming: Women as key agents for rural development Statement by IFAD President at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Family Farming Plenary session: Zero Hunger Challenge Statement by IFAD President at the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS): Foundation day lecture Statement on the U.S.-African Leaders Summit: 'Investing in the next generation'

Press releases

Intel technology helps small farmers support Cambodia's export goals IFAD President to meet head of state and ministers in The Gambia to discuss investments in smallholder agriculture, women and youth TAAS hosts IFAD President for Foundation Day lecture on research for sustainable agriculture development

Job opportunities

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Events

9 August:

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

     

1-4 September:

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

4 September:

133rd session of the Audit Committee

     

8 September:

EB Informal Seminar on "Code of conduct for Executive Board Representatives"

     

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Blog

Recent Video

São Tomé was once the world's biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global cocoa price crash destroyed the industry here and desperate farmers have been clearing the forests to find alternative ways to make a living. But then the rising global demand for organic chocolate changed everything. IFAD joined forces with French organic chocolate company, Kaoka, to revive the island's cocoa industry. And it looks like chocolate might just save this island.