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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 …

IFAD and Nepal invest US$68.1 million to improve incomes and food and nutrition security for rural smallholders

Rome, 6 June 2018 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Nepal have signed a financing agreement to significantly improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 35,000 rural farming households in 10 districts in State 6. The agreement for the Agriculture Sector Development Programme was signed by correspondence by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President …

IFAD and India invest US$168 million to increase farming incomes for tribal households in Mizoram and Nagaland States

Rome, 25 January 2018 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and India have signed a financing agreement to sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 201,500 rural highland farming households in tribal villages in 12 districts located in Mizoram and Nagaland States. The agreement for the Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Farming Systems …

IFAD invests $75 million to help mitigate drought in Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, 7 September 2017 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of India have signed an agreement today to improve incomes and strengthen drought resilience for 165,000 farming households in the five driest districts in Andhra Pradesh. The financial and project agreements for the Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project were signed …

IFAD and India to discuss shared rural poverty alleviation efforts

New Delhi, 29 August 2017 – Officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are in New Delhi this week to discuss how to best support India’s efforts to alleviate rural poverty, achieve national development objectives and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for development. For nearly four decades, IFAD-funded projects have targeted the poorest and …