Increasing investments in agricultural research for development (R4D) could bring the much-awaited agricultural transformation to Africa and help address the rising wave of youth unemployment and its attendant poverty, according to the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr Kanayo Nwanze. Delivering a talk at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), …
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Rome, 12 April 2012 – A new study by the International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD and the International Labour Office ILO shows that decent and productive employment for millions of young women and men who live in rural areas can be achieved.
With the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) just three years away, a senior United Nations official today emphasized that spending on agriculture is the most effective type of investment for halting poverty in Africa.
Africa: IFAD Member States Announce U.S.$1.5 Billion New Funds for Food Security in Developing Countries
Rome — Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), meeting in Rome for Consultations on the Ninth Replenishment of the Fund’s resources (IFAD9), announced a target of US$1.5 billion in new contributions to finance agriculture and rural development projects across the developing world. This represents a 25 per cent increase over IFAD’s …
Food and Agricultural Organisation ( FAO) , International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) have assisted over 22 million people hardest hit by the global food price crisis in two years.
Rome — Global leaders attending the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) on 29 November–1 December in Busan, Korea, will review and assess progress made in the implementation of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and determine how global development efforts can be accelerated over the next couple of years.
Ghana has been rated “moderately unsatisfactory” in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) country programme evaluation due to project design problems and delays in start- up and implementation of programmes.
A loan of USD 31.5 million from the International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD to the government of Ghana will enhance the capacity of rural people to build competitive small businesses across the country, the UN rural poverty agency announced.
Nkoranza (B/A) Sept. 5 , GNA – The Techiman Zonal Co-ordinator of the Root and Tuber Improvement Marketing Project, has commended International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) for providing credit facilities for stakeholders of the Project.
IFAD’s Rural Poverty Report 2011, which was initially unveiled in December and will be presented for the first time in Africa at the Cape Town event, noted that profound changes in agricultural markets are giving rise to new and promising opportunities – particularly in Africa – for smallholder farmers to boost their productivity and thereby …