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In Focus

The Road to Addis: Addis Development Conference is an occasion to make good on Climate Finance Pledges

This month, government and development leaders will gather at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa to come to grips with how to pay for the world's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which could chart a path to eliminating poverty and hunger.

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Feature Story

IFAD's Annual Report 2014: A milestone year

IFAD's Annual Report has been published today. It gives an overview of our operational, administrative and financial activities during 2014. And it tells the stories of some of the rural women and men we've been working with.

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International Day of Family Remittances

New report

Remittances from Europe top $109 billion, providing lifeline to millions worldwide

IFAD's just released report, "Sending Money Home: European flows and markets", provides new and comprehensive information on the financial flows sent from 50 million migrant workers in Europe to their families back home.

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A cooperative solution

IFAD's online video series presents new thinking on small-scale farming. This talk features Kari Huhtala, Cooperative Director at the Pellervo Society asking the question: How does a cooperative benefit its members, both the farmers and the consumers?

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Less is more: Less seed, less water - more rice

IFAD's implementation of the System of Rice Intensification method in Madagascar has been awarded as one of the best sustainable development practices in food security, in a competition hosted by EXPO Milano 2015.

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International Day of Family Remittances

In focus

First International Day of Family Remittances

16 June is the first International Day of Family Remittances, which recognizes the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to their families back home.

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Feature Story

Cuba: fulfilling agricultural potential through cooperatives

IFAD recently resumed operations in the Republic of Cuba after over 20 years. During the official visit to the country in May, IFAD's President learned first-hand of participants' hopes for the new project.

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apr spotlight


Spotlight on climate and environment: Asia and the Pacific region

The Spotlight on Climate and Environment page outlines how IFAD is helping smallholder farmers adapt to climate change. This quarter we look at IFAD projects and programmes in the Asia and Pacific Region.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD President at the International Day of Family Remittances Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum - Food Security Panel Statement by IFAD President at the Ministerial Meeting of African LDCs "Structural Transformation, Graduation and the Post-2015 Development Agenda" Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Astana Economic Forum - Food Security Panel

Press releases

"It's not just about money," UN agency head tells world leaders gathering in Ethiopia to discuss how to finance future development IFAD wins 'best sustainable development practice' award at EXPO Milano 2015 IFAD reaffirms its commitment to promote pro-family-farming policies in Latin America IFAD awards excellence in remittances for social and economic development

Job opportunities

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30 June

Executive Board Informal Seminars                              

2 July

Audit Committee – 136th meeting                              

8 July

Food and farming under climate change: Moving towards a global agreement

9 July

Convenors and Friends – 3rd meeting                              

13-16 July

Financing for Development                                        

16 July

Working Group on the Performance-based Allocation System                              

Recent Video

In 2014, migrant workers living in Europe sent home US$109.4 billion in remittances, providing a lifeline to more than 150 million people around the world, according to the report "Sending Money Home: European flows and markets" released by IFAD.