Interview – IFAD’s Secretary praises Egypt’s strong commitment to help the vulnerable, highlights smallholder farmers role

Sun, 31 Oct 2021 - 12:15 GMT

IFAD has been involved in Egypt for over four decades, and the portfolio to date is 14 projects worth $1.1 billion.

IFAD Executive Council will visit Egypt in October

Sat, 10 Jul 2021 - 10:26 GMT

IFAD has financed rural development projects in Egypt, with a total value of $ 1.12 billion, targeted nearly 1.5 million Egyptian rural beneficiaries since 1979.

Egypt re-elected member of IFAD Executive Board for 4-year term

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 01:09 GMT

IFAD has financed rural development projects in Egypt, with a total value of $ 1.12 billion, targeted nearly 1.5 million Egyptian rural beneficiaries since 1979.

Interview- IFAD Country Program Manager: COVID-19 impact on projects in Egypt minimal

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 12:21 GMT

To assess the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on farmers in Egypt, the largest recipient of IFAD financing assistance in the Middle East, Egypt Today has interviewed IFAD Country Program Manager for Egypt Mohamed Elghazaly.

UN: Voices of millions of rural people to be heard in Food Systems Summit

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 09:51 GMT

An estimated 63 percent of the world’s poor people work in agriculture, the overwhelming majority on rural small farms.

Donors pledge $3.8 bln to IFAD to address COVD-19, climate change impacts on the rural poor

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 04:09 GMT

It has been agreed that at least half of the funding received will support rural development projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than a quarter will be channelled to countries facing conflict or other fragile situations.

IFAD President reappointed for 2nd four-year term

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 10:44 GMT

In terms of eradicating poverty and hunger to millions of people under his leadership, IFAD will double its efforts to ensure 40 million people per year increase their incomes by at least 20 percent by 2030, which is double what IFAD currently achieves.

Sisi asks PM to expand water, agricultural project in Matrouh into Western Desert

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 10:30 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi asked the prime minister and the minister of agriculture to expand the scope of a water and agricultural project well into the Western Desert in cooperation with the International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Min. of International Cooperation, IFAD regional director outline pathways to climate resilient, sustainable agriculture

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 03:44 GMT

Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, met with Dr. Dina Saleh, the Regional Director for the Near East, North Africa and Europe at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations, to discuss expanding projects and outlining future areas of cooperation to enhance food and nutrition security and support resilient livelihoods.

Agriculture sector vital field that easily adapts environmental changes- Egypt's Minister

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - 08:20 GMT

The Minister reviewed Egypt’s agricultural development projects in cooperation with IFAD, saying that a total of 13 projects have been funded by the IFAD at a cost of $830 million, including 10 completed projects and three ongoing ones

COVID-19 IMPACT: Livelihood of Egyptian small farmers plagued by remittance slump

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 12:31 GMT

The IFAD estimated that the global remittances to developing countries could fall by US$110 billion in 2020 as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Enhancing Food security: Egypt increases 20/21 FY allocations for agriculture by 2%

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 09:07 GMT

The newly-allocated money aims at enhancing the state’s food security and rationalizing the food imports, amid the crisis of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

Millions vulnerable to poverty although world does not suffer food shortage: IFAD

Fri, 29 May 2020 - 11:22 GMT

According to the World Food Programme, 265 million people would suffer from hunger by the end of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Int'l Cooperation Min, IFAD review Egypt's effort to curb COVID-19

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 - 01:35 GMT

‘The crisis also drove structural reform relating to social protection, unofficial labor and financial inclusiveness,” she noted.

Sisi approves €53.2M financing agreement bet. Egypt, IFAD

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 - 11:46 GMT

The Fund provides to Egypt, pursuant to this agreement, a loan amounting to €53.2 million, and a grant of €860,000 euros.

Mashat prioritizes women, food security in Davos meetings

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 - 12:02 GMT

On the sidelines of Davos 2020, Minister of International Cooperation Rania al-Mashat held meetings with heads of UN organizations to discuss plans.

Parliament endorses €53M loan deal with IFAD

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 08:50 GMT

The House of Representatives approved Monday a €53 million loan and €860,000 grant agreement to promote resilience in desert environments.

Sisi meets International Fund for Agricultural Development head in Cairo

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 - 10:17 GMT

Sisi met on Monday with Head of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert Houngbo, according to Presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Egypt, IFAD sign project worth $62M

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 - 01:46 GMT

The project was signed by Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr, and Head of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert Houngbo in Rome.

IFAD contributes $455.6M to finance 13 projects in Egypt

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - 01:53 GMT

The minister clarified in a statement that the total cost of these programs and projects hit $829.1 million.