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Agroecology can address food systems failures – new IFAD report

Rome, 8 September 2021 – In its first comprehensive assessment of agroecology, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that 60 percent of its projects use practices from this holistic approach to sustainable agricultural production. The organisation recommends it as one effective way to transform food systems to address rising hunger, malnutrition, climate …

Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

Rome, 3 September 2021 – If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ahead of his participation in the IUCN World Conservation Congress that begins in Marseille today. …

IFAD and partners to announce upcoming coalition to support public development banks’ financing of sustainable and equitable food systems

Rome, 27 July 2021 – Creating sustainable and equitable food systems that benefit the world’s most vulnerable people will require substantial investments – by some estimates as much as US$350 billion per year over the next decade. Public Development Banks (PDBs) have the potential to help finance this, and generate exponential social and economic returns, according …

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 …