Investing in rural people

GC 2015


Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the planet, energy for life

The universal exposition running in Milan from May through October fosters a dialogue about global challenges involving nutrition and natural resources that are key for IFAD and its UN partners.

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Water for sustainable development

World Water Day 2015 marks the conclusion of an international decade for action on access to water, which supports sustainable development in agriculture, industry and beyond. IFAD is part of that global effort.

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Empowering rural women to achieve food and nutrition security

As the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women approaches, lFAD and its partners highlight the role of rural women in sustainably feeding the developing world.

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A taste of Senegal

IFAD's Recipes for Change campaign highlights traditional food culture and the threat that climate change poses to key ingredients – such as the onions used to make Poulet Yassa in Senegal.

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The cost of cheap food

IFAD's online video series presents new thinking on small-scale farming. The latest talk features Gunnar Rundgren, former President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.

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Oxfam's Winnie Byanyima on the future of aid

The Executive Director of Oxfam International delivered the inaugural IFAD Lecture at the 38th session of the Governing Council, IFAD's annual meeting of Member States.

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Meeting the challenges of fragility and Ebola

The Ebola crisis has caused tremendous damage to rural people in Sierra Leone, but experience from IFAD-supported projects still holds out hope for hard-hit communities.

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Spotlight on climate and environment: East and Southern Africa

Rural farmers across East and Southern Africa are very susceptible to climate change and its impacts. IFAD is using climate finance, through its Adaptation to Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), to promote agricultural techniques and technologies that help protect these small farmers.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD President at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) Statement by IFAD President at the International Women's Day 2015 Keynote address by IFAD President at the Gulf Forum to Enhance Food Security and Support Small and Medium Scale Farmers Statement by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, to the Opening session of the Thirty-eighth Session of the Governing Council

Press releases

Media Alert: The Untold Story of Food & Climate Adaptation IFAD supports livestock marketing and climate resilience in Sudan New project to create vital employment opportunities for youth and women in Jordan IFAD-support better connects Indonesia's small farmers to markets United Nations agency head visits Ireland to discuss 'the cost of inaction'

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9 April

Convenors and Friends – 2nd meeting                       

14 April

Ad Hoc Working Group on Governance – 1st meeting           

16 April

Bridging the gap between private equity investments in Africa and small producers: The Technical Assistance Facility, managed by IFAD and implemented by TechnoServe, presents its work

21 April

Executive Board Informal Seminar on Country and thematic selectivity           

21 April

Corporate Induction Seminar                               

22-23 April

Executive Board – 114th session                    

Recent Video

Many Senegalese rely on expensive, imported food. But a simple idea of eating what you grow has changed the lives of 250,000 people. It has not only significantly reduced the hungry season, but it has also provided jobs for thousands of people.