In December 2016 members and partners of the Land Policy Initiatives (LPI) met in Arusha, Tanzania, for a planning review and the annual Steering Committee.
LPI assists African governments to address land tenure security by implementing the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa and developing policies and strategies in accordance with the Framework and Guidelines on Land...
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Land Policy Initiative: Generating African-led policies and strategies on land issues
The IFAD funded Enhancement of the Peasant Camelid Economy Support Project helped traditional herders protect the environment and make sustainable profits from their llamas and other camelids. It also aimed at opening new markets and creating new value-added business enterprises, working in llama meat, and alpaca and vicuña fibre.

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IFAD and the Government of Indonesia signed a financial agreement to fund a rural development project that will greatly improve access to water for irrigation and consequently improve food security, incomes and livelihoods for up to 24 million smallholder farmers. This is the largest project that IFAD has ever contributed to in its 40 years of operation.
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It's Friday and time for our weekly #quiz! Do you know what flowers are these?
In November 2016 IFAD's Land Tenure met with three Civil Society Organizations (CSO) groups in Lima, Peru, to discuss on objectives and goals of communal titling programs in Peru. The event brought together more than 30 representatives from local and international CSOs but also representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, research institutes and development partners such as IFAD and...
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Civil Society Organizations' dialogue on communal land titling in Peru
#ifadsuggestedread: #NASA announced that a single #star relatively close to #Earth is home to no fewer than seven Earthlike planets. If you're looking for extraterrestrial life, there may be no place better

NASA Announces a Single Star Is Home to Earthlike Planets
#IFADsuggestedread - One in four people alive today is a #young person aged 15 to 29: that’s nearly 1.8 billion in total, of whom close to 90% live in #developing countries.

Why are we failing 75% of the world’s youth at a time of unique opportunity? | Abhik Sen and Rafiullah Kakar
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The photo with the most votes will become IFAD's next Facebook cover.

1* Photo - Ma Thi Han is a member of the tea production and processing collaborative group in Yen Thuong village, Tuyen Quang province, Viet Nam. The tea growers are benefiting from the...
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#ifadsuggestedread - The extent of sea ice in the #Arctic and #Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, said the U.N. #WMO, while concentrations of #carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a January record. "The time for the #global community to react is now."

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January - UN
It's Friday and #quiz time! This week we ask if you know the name of the the saplings in the picture?
Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, said Pope Francis yesterday.

In a private meeting with indigenous peoples’ representatives, Pope Francis stressed the need to reconcile development, both social and cultural, with the protection of indigenous peoples and their territories, "especially when planning economic activities that may interfere with...
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Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agriculture of Italy, spoke at yesterday's inaugural session of IFAD's Governing Council.

He reminded government representatives of how far the international community has come in rethinking its goals and objectives in tackling poverty and hunger.

“Up until a few years ago, we spoke of simply reducing the number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition,...
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Former Prime Minister of Togo, Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo has been appointed as the sixth President of IFAD.

“I have come from the rural world. I have first-hand knowledge of the harshness of this kind of life,” said Houngbo, who was appointed by IFAD’s member states at the organization’s annual Governing Council meeting.

He will take office on 1 April 2017.

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In her opening statement today at IFAD's Governing Council, Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, spoke of the crisis unfolding on the ground in many African countries.

”Sub-Saharan Africa remains the locus of poverty, with too many of our fellow citizens living below the poverty line. Today nearly two in five children are malnourished and one in eight women is...
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Describing rural development as a “moral obligation,” Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, made his final appeal to governments on behalf of poor rural people across the globe at today’s opening of IFAD’s 40th Governing Council.

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#IFADgc #GlobalGoals #RuralTransformation
Today is #ValentinesDay, celebrated by many cultures around the world. Who do you want to show appreciation for today?

At IFAD, we want to take the opportunity to show our appreciation for small farmers, and remind the world of the importance of investing in them. There are so many reasons for why we believe the world should also love and support small farmers. For Valentine's Day last year,...
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Follow IFAD's Governing Council today and tomorrow. The event will focus on the appointment of the Fund's new President, but the agenda also includes interesting high-level keynote speakers, the Governors’ Dialogue and a panel discussion on IFAD’s partnership with indigenous peoples in light of the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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#ifadsuggestedread - For the first time, #researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the #impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are causing the #climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces