IFAD's annual meeting of Member States addresses critical issues on the post-2015 global development agenda, with a focus on investing in rural people for economic, social and cultural impact.
SECOND GLOBAL MEETING
Two-day gathering in Rome focuses on preserving indigenous peoples' food systems – and ensuring their rights – to sustainably achieve food security and transform rural communities.
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.
What is rural transformation, and how can rural people achieve sustainable change that is social as well as economic? First in a series leading up to the IFAD Governing Council.
STORY FROM THE FIELD
An ongoing project supported by IFAD in north-west Ethiopia shows signs of positively addressing the degradation caused by over-grazing of livestock on communal lands.Read more
This area is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Desertification has become more widespread and rainfall variability is projected to become more severe within this century.Read more