Investing in rural people

Press release

Cameroon receives US$1 million grant from IFAD to promote aquaculture entrepreneurship

The Republic of Cameroon and IFAD signed an agreement to finance a project that will help to establish over 300 small enterprises in the fish farming sector. The new project is expected to create 1,500 new jobs.

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World Economic Forum 2016

Growing inequality, migration crisis, climate top issues for Davos leaders

In Davos, IFAD highlights the important role government, business and civil society can play in tackling growing hunger and inequality by helping small farmers adapt to climate change and increase global food production

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Small fish, big potential

Ten million African women rely on small-scale fish farming to earn a living, says IFAD's Richard Abila, but too often their catch is spoiled and the poverty-fighting potential is lost because of obsolete practices.

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Building a better future: Day 1

On 1 January, the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force. The new global goals aim to free the world from hunger and poverty by 2030 and ensure the continued viability of life on our planet. Now, it's time for action. Read More


Producing climate smart cassava in Mozambique

As climate change continues to devastate rural farming, one IFAD project is using stem plantation to help farmers adapt. Read More


Climate agreement recognizes importance of safeguarding food security

The Paris Agreement, reached by 196 countries, recognizes the importance of safeguarding food security and ending hunger, and the particular vulnerabilities of food production systems to the adverse impacts of climate change.Read More



Spotlight on climate and environment: West and Central Africa

The Spotlight on Environment and Climate page looks at how IFAD-supported projects in the West and Central Africa region are working with smallholder farmers to promote adaptation to climate change. Read more


Press releases

17-18 February 2016: International leaders gather in Rome for annual IFAD event UN agency to build climate resilience among pastoralists in Tajikistan Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs for young people Cameroon receives US$1 million grant from United Nations agency to promote aquaculture entrepreneurship

Speeches and statements

Keynote Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at Chatham House Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at the Holy See Statement by IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze at Texas A&M University

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15-16 February

The sixth global meeting of the Farmers' Forum

17-18 February
Governing Council 39th session


Recent Video

Rwanda is the first country in the world where women hold a parliamentary majority and new laws have given women rights to land, employment opportunities and education. Now, in the most remote parts of the country, gender equality is going a long way to reducing poverty.