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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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After the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, the hard work begins

High-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly adopts an outcome document calling for a system-wide action plan to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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family farming

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2014 International Year of Family Farming: IFAD's commitment and call for action

The International Year of Family Farming recognizes the importance of family farming in reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving more sustainable approaches to agricultural and rural development.

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World Food Week: Investing in family farmers today for a better tomorrow

IFAD joins forces today with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) for the annual recognition of World Food Week.

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bamboo

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The benefits of bamboo

An IFAD grant-supported programme has demonstrated the enormous potential of bamboo in supporting livelihoods, the environment and women's empowerment in several countries in Africa.

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sids

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Climate Summit 2014: Smallholder farmers are part of the solution

As the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 convenes, IFAD reaffirms its belief that smallholder agriculture needs to play a key role in the climate change debate, and in finding solutions.

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NEN Climate

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Spotlight on climate and environment: Latin America and the Caribbean

Get a glimpse into the approaches supported by IFAD that address climate change in the Latin America and the Caribbean region with up to date research, interactive maps, blogs and videos.

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Speeches and statements

Statement by IFAD Vice-President on the occasion of the 34th observance of World Food Day Statement by IFAD Vice-President on the occasion of the CFS side-event: Getting into Action on Food losses and Waste Opening statement by IFAD Vice-President on the occasion of the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security Statement by IFAD President to the The World Food Prize – Bourlaug Dialogue International Symposium

Press releases

Media Alert: Future supplies of high-quality cocoa are in the hands of small producers, says IFAD at XXI Edition at EUROCHOCOLATE IFAD President to meet Head of State, Paul Kagame and ministers in Rwanda Media Alert: IFAD, West Africa leaders speak on necessary investments, steps to prevent food crises in Ebola-affected countries Media reporting on migration rarely includes voices of migrants and misses connection to food security, new research reveals

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Committee on World Food Security         

31 October

7th Permanent Representatives Meeting View all events
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