Tag «IFAD»

Humanitarian aid alone is not enough to address hunger, says new Vice President of UN agency IFAD

Rome, 3 August 2020 – We are failing in our response to increasing hunger levels by focusing predominantely on humanitarian aid,  said Dominik Ziller, the new Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) who took office today. “We know that COVID-19 is going to dramatically increase hunger and poverty, particularly in rural …

IFAD launches global campaign to close gender gap in agriculture and amplify the voices of rural women

Rome, 7 March 2019 – On International Women’s Day, the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will kick off a campaign aimed at closing the gender gap in agriculture by drawing attention to the often overlooked contributions that rural women in developing countries make to rural economies, local communities and to improving the …

Pope Francis to address world leaders at the Governing Council of IFAD, a Rome-based United Nations agency, on 14 February 2019

Rome, 27 November 2018 – Against the backdrop of rising global hunger, Pope Francis will join world leaders at the opening ceremony of the Forty-Second session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, on 14 February 2019.  The Governing Council – which meets annually with all …

Nutrition for girls: Save the Children / IFAD, integrated and multi-sectoral measures to save adolescent girls from malnutrition and prevent early deaths

Opens today in Rome the International Conference “Leaving no one behind – making the case for adolescent girls,” organized by IFAD, Save the Children, with support of the Canadian Government   Rome- 22 October 2018 – By 2030 there will be 129 million children with stunted growth due to malnutrition, mostly born of young mothers. …

IFAD and Bangladesh invest US$109 million to increase incomes of rural households

Rome, 1 August 2018 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh today signed a financing agreement to significantly increase incomes and food and nutrition security for 250,000 rural households in southern Bangladesh where the highest percentage of rural poor reside. The agreement for the Smallholder Agricultural Competitiveness Project (SACP) was signed by …

IFAD supports G20 initiatives to promote land management and rural youth employment

Rome, 26 July 2018 – Ahead of his address to the Group of Twenty (G20) Ministers of Agriculture Meeting this week, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), offered the institution’s full support for efforts to increase the sustainable production of nutritious foods. “Sustainably feeding a growing population …

IFAD announces new Associate Vice-President to lead its Corporate Services Department

Rome, 18 July 2018 – Guoqi Wu joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as the Associate Vice-President of the Corporate Services Department. In his new role, Wu will provide strategies that support IFAD’s goals and organizational leadership with regards to human resources, administrative services, safety and security, and information technology resources. “It is …

IFAD and GEF: Working together to boost the development dividend

Da Nang, Viet Nam, 25 June 2018 – By balancing higher yields and incomes with healthy ecosystems, a new report shows how the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN specialized agency dedicated to smallholder agriculture development, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), are benefiting millions of rural people in developing countries. The report, The …

IFAD attracts business to climate smart investments

Rome, 13 June 2018– Agriculture is stepping up in the fight against climate change with help from the private sector. A new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that investing in climate-resilient agriculture can attract sizeable contributions from the private sector. The Business Advantage – Mobilizing Private Sector Led Climate Actions in …