New Agreement between World bank and Government of India Signed to Support Climate Resilient Agriculture – over 500,000 Farmers to Benefit in Tamil Nadu

The Government of India, the Government of Tamil Nadu and the World Bank signed a $318 million loan agreement for the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project to promote climate resilient agriculture technologies, improve water management practices, and increase market opportunities for small and marginal farmers. 

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Madagascar signs a US$ 53 million financing agreement with IFAD to boost food and nutritional security and strengthen resilience to climate change in rural areas

A new financial agreement, signed previous week between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regions located in the southern part of the country.

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World Bank Board Approves $100 Million Project to Boost Rural Economy of Tamil Nadu, India

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a $100 million loan to promote rural enterprises, facilitate their access to finance, and create employment opportunities for youth, particularly women in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu across 26 districts.  

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The United Nations Rome-based Agencies commit to enhance their cooperation in the Global South to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030

At the Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya (Turkey), the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) presented on Wednesday 29.11.2017 a joint roadmap which aims to strengthen the three agencies’ collective efforts to facilitate South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the context of achieving progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2, zero hunger, by 2030.

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IFC and Opportunity Bank Support Farmers, Micro and Small Enterprises in Serbia

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a RSD 775 million (approximately €6.5 million equivalent) loan to Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS) to help finance farmers, and micro and small enterprises (MSEs), so they can grow their businesses and generate new jobs. IFC is also providing advisory services to OBS on developing a digitization strategy. 

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Germany pledges €20 million at COP 23 to help smallholders fight climate change

At COP 23 the German government announced that it is pledging €20 million in climate finance to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help smallholder farmers in developing countries deal with the impacts of climate change and improve their food security.

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International delegation looks at impact of development projects on living conditions and livelihoods in rural Bangladesh

A delegation of member state representatives from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) begins a five-day working trip to Bangladesh today, with planned visits to IFAD-funded projects designed to increase incomes and improve living conditions for rural poor in the country. 

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Burundi to receive a US$24.9 million IFAD grant to enhance financial inclusion services in rural areas

A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Burundi. The agreement will enhance the availability of financial services in rural areas where demand currently far outstrips supply. Particular attention will be given to the most vulnerable groups, including women and young people.

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World Bank Group, ITU and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative

A new global program to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Zambia: Promoting Women’s Access to Digital Financial Services

The United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Mobile Money for the Poor Programme (MM4P) recognize the fact that when it comes to financial inclusion in Zambia, women are more likely than men to be financially excluded across both formal and informal services. Compared to their male counterparts, women in Zambia are at a disadvantage in accessing financial services.

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