Highlights from IFAD's Governing Council

21 Feb 2019 - 09:54

“We have to see to it that each person, each community can utilize their own capacities to live a full life with dignity,” Pope Francis said

African small-scale farmers carve a giant message for world leaders in the very soil they farm

5 Oct 2017 - 17:00

Of the world’s hungriest people, 243 million reside in Africa. Throughout the region, food insecurity has been exacerbated by violent conflicts and climate-related shocks

Investing in rural development matters more than ever

4 Oct 2017 - 00:18

About 80 percent of the world's poorest and undernourished people live in rural areas. Most depend on smallholder agriculture for their lives and livelihoods.

On the ground in Ethiopia

3 Oct 2017 - 00:05

In the Somali region of Ethiopia, rains have failed for the third consecutive year. The death of many livestock has caused a breakdown in pastoral livelihoods, contributing...

IFAD’s Annual Report and Highlights now online

3 Jul 2017 - 10:58

Gilbert F. Houngbo, president of IFAD: "The Framework commits IFAD to working in ways that are bigger, better and smarter to maximize our impact on the lives of rural people"