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African Heads of State call on world leaders to increase investment in International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to end rural hunger and poverty

IFAD aims to deliver an overall programme of work of US$10 billion for the IFAD12 period (2022–2024), with over half of investments allocated to Africa

Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (www.IFAD.org) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa. “We share IFAD’s vision of vibrant rural communities…

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COVID-19: The Decline of Global Remittances Puts Rural Families at Risk (By Pedro de Vasconcelos)

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push rural families even deeper into poverty and threaten global prosperity and stability

By Pedro de Vasconcelos The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the loss of millions of jobs in the developed and developing world. Migrant workers are among the most directly affected. They work in economic sectors adversely impacted by the economic slowdown such as construction, the hospitality…

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COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor (by Olusegun Obasanjo and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe)

Agriculture contributes 65 per cent of Africa’s employment and 75 per cent of its domestic trade

By Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the continent looks like it could be the worst hit from…

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UN Goodwill Ambassadors Idris and Sabrina Elba launch appeal for International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) $200 million coronavirus relief fund for rural communities

The Goodwill Ambassadors to the UN agency IFAD call for international action to prevent economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a global hunger and food crisis

Actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Idris Elba and actress, model and activist Sabrina Dhowre Elba today launched a new global coronavirus relief fund on behalf of the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (www.IFAD.org) to prevent economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a global hunger and…

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Ethiopia and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help families adapt to climate shocks in new multi-million dollar project

The project also aims to improve nutrition by providing education on food handling and food preservation

Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions. For more than two decades, climate change has placed a major stress on the Ethiopian economy and on people’s livelihoods.…

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IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to promote innovations for rural transformation

Agriculture plays a key role in Kenya’s economy, accounting for about 26 per cent of GDP and more than 40 per cent of employment

Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (www.IFAD.org), concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials to discuss expanding successful rural development investments to include stronger links between public and private sector. “With more than…

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Investments in agriculture can unlock prosperity in Africa – IFAD President tells leaders in Kigali

While Africa is expected to experience its slowest growth rate this millennium, Kanayo Nwanze, the President of the UN’s International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings a strong message of optimism to government and business leaders gathering for the Grow Africa Investment Forum and the World Economic Forum on Africa…

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Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs for young people

The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening Development Support Project (PADMAR), an initiative that will create some 3,000 new jobs, particularly for young women and men, and improve food and nutrition security in 27…

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Cameroon receives US$1 million grant from United Nations agency to promote aquaculture entrepreneurship

The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Promotion Project (PPEA) that will help to establish over 300 small enterprises in the fish farming sector. Thirty per cent of these enterprises will be managed by…

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IFAD new financing to strengthen inland fisheries and aquaculture, and to boost food and nutrition security in the Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed today a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux. The funding includes a $7.7 million IFAD loan, a $…