Blog entries from: IFAD social reporting blog

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October 22 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 14:04:00

The best part of my job is when I get to visit the countries and the people who we work with and serve. This time round, I was fortunate enough to visit my first upper-middle-income country: Azerbaijan.

The World Bank estimates that 86 middle-income countries in the world account for just under half of the world's population and they are home to one-third of the people in the world.

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October 21 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Oct 21 2014, 11:30:00

In Hanoi, the steering committee of MTCP2, in support to farmers organisations of Asia and Pacific region, will triple the 2015 annual workplan and budget based on the good results of the Project Year1 and with the support of IFAD, Swiss Development Cooperation and European Commission.

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From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Oct 21 2014, 06:04:00

Written by Jess Morgan

Deaths of Campaigners brings illegal logging to light

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October 20 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Mon Oct 20 2014, 00:08:00

This week end the annual regional steering committee of the Farmers Organisations MTCP2 program is starting in Hanoi, bringing together 50 participants from 15 countries of Asia Pacific Region (representing 900 FOs and 13 million farmers).

The event is divided in 4 phases: field visits with VNFU (Vietnam Farmers Federation Union (, conclusions of the Supervision and Implementation Support Mission and agreed actions, FOs and partners progress presentations on Tuesday and Steering Committee conclusions on Wednesday. We will bring you daily updates !

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October 16 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Thu Oct 16 2014, 10:41:00

Innovation in the agricultural sector was the topic of a side event held last Wednesday during the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 41) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) building in Rome. Moderated by IFAD's Gernot Laganda, panellists Richard Choularton (World Food Programme [WFP]), Andrea Cattaneo (FAO) and Santiago del Solar (Consorcios Regionales de Experimentacion Agricola [CREA]) contributed their perspectives on how innovation is generated, and how it is eventually adopted and used in the field.

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From IFAD social reporting blog Thu Oct 16 2014, 03:04:00

by Kanayo F Nwanze

Every night, 842 million women, children and men go to bed hungry. Every day 8,000 children die needlessly from conditions linked to under-nutrition. Globally, 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient malnutrition.

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October 15 2014

From IFAD social reporting blog Wed Oct 15 2014, 06:13:00

Written by IFAD gender team

The United Nations declaration of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) has done much to publicize the role of small family farmers in global food supply. These are people working in any area of agriculture who derive a significant portion of their income from farming, involve members of the family in managing the farm and rely mostly on family labour. Smallholder family farmers are responsible for as much as four fifths of the food produced in the developing world and are major contributors to global food security.

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