Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ahead of his participation … Continue reading Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

Donors commit to the highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will now be able to invest US$3.8 billion in tackling hunger and poverty in the world’s rural poorest countries. This, thanks to an unprecedented record-high financing target set today by governments from … Continue reading Donors commit to the highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty

World leaders call for greater international cooperation to tackle hunger and poverty

The fate of the world’s poorest and wealthiest nations are interconnected, and eradicating poverty and hunger will be impossible without urgent and focused international cooperation efforts directed at long-term development, said world leaders speaking at the opening of the UN’s … Continue reading World leaders call for greater international cooperation to tackle hunger and poverty

Help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change or face increased hunger and migration, warns IFAD President

If investments to help rural small-scale farmers adapt to climate change do not substantially increase, we risk widespread hunger and global instability, warned Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), ahead of next week’s Climate … Continue reading Help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change or face increased hunger and migration, warns IFAD President

‘IFAD is determined to help rural populations in the Sahel build dignified lives’ – Gilbert Houngbo, President of IFAD

Millions of poor farmers living in the world’s most climate-impacted parts of the Sahel have cause for hope today because of their governments’ support for accelerating Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW), an area covering 11 countries from Senegal and Mali … Continue reading ‘IFAD is determined to help rural populations in the Sahel build dignified lives’ – Gilbert Houngbo, President of IFAD

Governments must pay attention to disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on rural women – IFAD President

The President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo, in a strong call to governments to increase their investments in rural women has indicated that our food supply is at risk if we do not … Continue reading Governments must pay attention to disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on rural women – IFAD President