Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty

recipes for change


Launch of the Recipes for Change campaign

IFAD kicks off a drive to raise awareness and spark action on the impact of climate change on staple crops and food security in developing countries.

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World AIDS Day

Building resilience in rural areas affected by HIV/AIDS

While millions unite across the globe on World AIDS Day to support those living with the virus, the cost of HIV/AIDS is counted in human lives and potential in rural areas of the developing world.

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Story from the field

Somalia: Spotlight on changing gender roles

Long plagued by conflict, drought and instability, Somalia's Somaliland region is opening up opportunities for rural women and men to revitalise their communities through gender empowerment.

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Ag Talks

Cultivating change online

IFAD's engaging new video series, AgTalks, promises to keep issues affecting the world's 500 million smallholder family farms alive and topical.

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In focus

IFAD's commitment and call to action on smallholder family farming

The International Year of Family Farming has officially concluded, but IFAD continues to stress the importance of family farming in reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving sustainable rural development.

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Feature Story

Preventing food crises in Ebola-affected countries

At the 2014 World Food Prize symposium, IFAD calls for a rapid collective response to the crisis and long-term efforts to build rural resilience in West Africa.

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Spotlight on climate and environment: Latin American and the Caribbean

As the UN climate summit continues in Peru, IFAD spotlights the impact of climate change in the region, which may face more frequent extreme weather events and rising sea levels.

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In focus

Reaching the poorest through household mentoring

It is a challenge to reach the poorest of the rural poor because their needs are so great and they are often illiterate and isolated. In Uganda, IFAD is working with the government on a methodology to bridge the gap.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD President at Chatham House - Food Security: Mapping Risks, Building Resilience, Stabilizing Supply Statement by IFAD President a the Launch of A Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa Statement by IFAD Vice-President at the Gender Awards Statement by IFAD President at the Second International Conference on Nutrition

Press releases

IFAD Member States renew commitment to the billions of rural people in developing countries IFAD and ADB strengthen partnership to transform rural areas in Asia and the Pacific El Ecuador: El FIDA colaborará con el gobierno en diversificar la economía rural Increasing food security by building on successful rural development investments in Bangladesh Investing and promoting prosperity in Georgia's rural areas Neglecting African soil could derail development and climate goals, says new Montpellier Panel report

Job opportunities

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4 February 2015:

Convenors and Friends – 1st meeting

16-17 February 2015

Governing Council – 38th session

Recent Video

Can an equity fund alleviate poverty? It seems to be working in remote Armenia where investments in food companies are increasing the incomes of farmers and transforming rural areas.