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IFAD – International Fund for Agricultural Development

UGANDA / IFAD FIGHTING POVERTY

In Uganda a pilot project has helped change the lives of the most vulnerable families with an innovative method that helps them imagine their lives differently while providing them with the skills and knowledge to break out of poverty. IFAD

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / MDGs

At the launch of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report in Oslo, Norway Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "global efforts to achieve the Goals have saved millions of lives and improved conditions for millions more around the world.” UNIFEED – UNTV /FILE

6 Jul 2015 | Read More »

FAO / WORLD HUNGER

A new United Nations report says the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1992 – or around one person out of every nine. FAO / FILE

27 May 2015 | Read More »

MOROCCO / FOOD CLIMATE CHANGE

Famous Italian chef Carlo Cracco travelled to Morocco to draw attention to the threat that climate change poses to many of the world's traditional foods – like Moroccan truffles, a staple ingredient that has become increasingly scarce. IFAD

10 Mar 2015 | Read More »

RWANDA / CLIMATE CHANGE

The weather in Rwanda is becoming more and more unpredictable causing farmers to lose about 40% of their harvests. Now new business hubs are helping farmers adapt to the changing climate, allowing them to store their crops safely and get them to markets. IFAD

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

RWANDA / COW DUNG BIOGAS

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in partnership with the Rwandan government has developed a "FlexiBiogas" method of capturing methane gas from cow dung to create a clean bio-gas to burn as fuel. IFAD  

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GRENADA / AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS

A decade after Hurricane Ivan destroyed ninety per cent of the island and with funding from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), an organization is working to restore agriculture's place in Granada's economy. To do this, they have to help farmers to access markets beyond their borders. IFAD

25 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) warned that West Africa is facing a food security crisis as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC ISLAND

Cicia island in Fiji is remote. Untouched by tourism and industry, the environment here is pristine – and its one thousand inhabitants intend to keep it this way.  In 2006, the elders banned the use of chemicals and fertilizers and last year, they officially declared Cicia an organic island. IFAD

30 Aug 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC FARMING

  The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development devised an affordable method of organic certification suited for remote Pacific islands’ farmers,  joining forces with  the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community, to develop something new. They call it the Participatory Guarantee System – or PGS. IFAD

14 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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