International Fund for Agricultural Development

“Better future” likely for countryside with private cash boost

More private investment alongside public funding will provide a “better future” for rural people.

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UN and Africa: focus on African Union, post offices and digital classroom in a box

AU-led peace operations need “predictable and sustainable” financing

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African post offices in remittance reinvention

African migrants sent home more than US$65 billion last year; a figure that is projected to hit US$80 billion by 2020, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Invest in small-scale farming otherwise “zero hunger talk is just talk”

Invest in smallholder farmers otherwise “this talk of zero hunger is just talk,” the head of a UN specialized agency focusing on agricultural development has urged.

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Italian chef supports farmers’ fight against climate change

Rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall are threatening rice and other essential food crops in southern Cambodia, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reports.

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Agriculture key to transform world’s Least Developed Countries

Agriculture is the “backbone” that will lift the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) out of that category, according to a senior official from a UN agency that is working to eradicate rural poverty.

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UN Gender Focus: African women, women in media and equality through education

African women “more effected” by climate change

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Zanzibar women farmers fight for their rights by going back to school

Women farmers on Zanzibar are going back to school to fight for their rights and boost family income.

Most of the farmers on the tropical island off the coast of mainland Tanzania are women, but traditionally they have had very little control over their lives, or finances.

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