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    Rural dimension of migrant crisis needs to be recognized
    IFAD announces $100 million initiative to assist refugees, displaced people and their host communities in rural areas.
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    Growing forced displacement crisis impacts over 65 million people worldwide
    New IFAD financing facility aims to support refugees, displaced people and their host communities living in rural areas.
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    Economic growth is not enough
    Only targeted policies focused on rural people will eliminate poverty in developing countries, concludes new report.
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    Building resilience in the Near East and North Africa
    Increasingly harsh weather – and related losses in productivity and incomes – have hampered rural transformation in the Near East and North Africa. What can be done to ensure millions of rural people are not left behind economically?
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    Realizing the promise and potential of agriculture in East and Southern Africa
    Agricultural productivity in the East and Southern Africa region has been increasing. However a number of challenges still remain. What investments need to be made by governments to face those challenges and eradicate poverty by 2030.
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    Increasing prosperity for the rural poor in Asia and the Pacific by 2030
    Despite rapid growth and poverty reduction over the last 25 years, the Asia and the Pacific region is facing a large income gap mainly between the urban rich and the rural poor. What can be done to bridge this gap?
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News
The Governing Council of IFAD will appoint a new President at its forthcoming annual meeting on 14-15 February 2017. Read more
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New report analyses rural development in over 60 countries and recommends policy changes to eradicate poverty. Browse report
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First Africa Food Prize awarded to Kanayo F. Nwanze for courageous leadership in fostering solidarity with Africa’s smallholder farmers. Read more
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Many countries in West and Central Africa continue to wrestle with a youth bulge, small and declining manufacturing sectors, and deeply entrenched development barriers. Read more
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Global downturn to cause 38 million more people to remain in extreme poverty than previously thought, jeopardizing prospects for first UN Sustainable Development Goal. Read more
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The economic downturn of the last few years threatens to send millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean back under the poverty line. Read more

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.