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IFAD enters the Australian Dollar market, issuing AUD 75 million sustainable bond to investor Meiji Yasuda Life

Tokyo/Rome, 9 May 2024 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) issued its first Australian Dollar (AUD) private placement today, setting yet another milestone as an issuer of sustainable bonds in international markets and broadening its issuance currency pool. The investor, Meiji Yasuda Life, one of the leading life insurers in Japan, bought a […]

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Somalia and IFAD sign new financial agreement to strengthen food security and build resilience in rural areas

Rome, 2 April 2024 – To support Somalia’s efforts to address the effects of decades of conflict, environmental degradation, and underfunded infrastructure and agricultural productivity, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Somalia have signed a new financial agreement to fund the Rural Livelihood Resilience Programme (RLRP). The new RLRP programme,

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IFAD and WFP work together to combat hunger in fragile contexts

©IFAD/Daniele Bianchi Rome, 18 March 2024. The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have today launched an action plan to work together in fragile contexts — countries simultaneously affected by economic shocks, and extreme weather, in combination with little or no institutional and government capacity to help people

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IFAD and partners to build resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change impacts in seven Sahelian Countries

Banjul, 7 March 2024 – Today, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched the Africa Integrated Climate Risk Management Programme (AICRM): Strengthening Smallholder Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change Impacts, with a workshop in Banjul, The Gambia. Dr Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) at IFAD, joined over 60 participants,

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IFAD highlights the transformative power of innovation for small-scale farmers

Member States, global leaders and development and innovation experts gather in Rome to participate in IFAD’s 47th Governing Council   IFAD highlights the transformative power of innovation for small-scale farmers Member States, global leaders and development and innovation experts gather in Rome to participate in IFAD’s 47th Governing Council Rome, 14 February 2024 – In

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Over 200,000 farmers to benefit from IFAD, ADB initiative to boost dryland farming in Indonesia

  Over 200,000 farmers to benefit from IFAD, ADB initiative to boost dryland farming in Indonesia   Rome/Jakarta, 29 November 2023: The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Indonesia signed a new initiative aimed at transforming dryland farming to make it more climate-resilient and profitable, bolstering the livelihoods of over

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IFAD and Viet Nam celebrate 30 years of partnership to improve rural lives

IFAD and Viet Nam celebrate 30 years of partnership to improve rural lives   Hanoi, 24 October 2023 – Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam praised the long-standing collaboration between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Viet Nam to transform rural lives and livelihoods in the

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IFAD President at UNGA: “The climate crisis hinders efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty”

IFAD is an international financial institution and a United Nations specialized agency. Based in Rome – the United Nations food and agriculture hub – IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided more than US$24 billion in grants and low-interest loans

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Spatial technology creates opportunities for vulnerable small-scale food producers as IFAD and ESA join forces

© IFAD/ Laisiasa Dave /PIFON Pacific Farmer Organizations Rome, 28 June 2023. The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have stepped up their partnership to help vulnerable small-scale food producers increase their ability to grow food and adapt to climate change by using state-of-the-art spatial technology and data.

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IFAD and Burundi sign US$3 million grant to help cushion small-scale farmers from continued impacts of Ukraine crisis

Bujumbura/Rome, 28 March 2023: Today, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning signed a US$3 million grant to help mitigate the ongoing impacts of the Ukraine crisis. The grant is part of IFAD’s Crisis Response Initiative (CRI) which seeks to protect livelihoods and build resilience in

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