Ambassador Cindy McCain Announces U.S. Funding for IFAD in Response to the Global Food Crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, Cindy H. McCain, will visit Guatemala from July 23 - July 27 and Honduras from July 27 - July 30, 2022. During her trip, she will lead a media tour to various U.S.-funded UN projects to showcase how the U.S. government, the UN ...
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U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCain visits humanitarian crisis response activities in southern Madagascar

The UN agencies and USAID are working together to build community resilience to climate shocks in Madagascar’s deep south, where the latest analysis suggests 1.47 million people – or 50 percent of the region’s population - are food insecure.
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The United States delivered the following note verbale to the International Fund for Agricultural Development on the matter its Bureau election

Note Verbale N. 27-2022 The United States Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome presents its compliments to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The United States extends its appreciation to the outgoing Chair of the Bureau of IFAD’s Governing Council for noting for the record the United States’ abstention on accepting the nominations ...
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U.S. Statement at the 45th Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

The U.S. Government welcomes the International Fund for Agricultural Develompment (IFAD)’s positive impact on food security. Food insecurity is a reality across too many families, communities and countries, including, ironically among those who toil the earth.
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Ambassador Cindy McCain presents her credentials to IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo

Ambassador McCain is looking forward to working with IFAD to help improve livelihoods for the world's most vulnerable. Connecting rural farmers to markets, technology, finance and know-how means stronger, more sustainable food systems for all.
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United States Announces Leading Pledge to the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s Twelfth Replenishment of Resources

Today, the United States announced a pledge of $129 million in support of the Twelfth Replenishment of Resources for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD-12 Replenishment).  This announcement makes the United States the leading donor to the IFAD-12 Replenishment.
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Ambassador Kip Tom visits Rwanda, attends the Africa Food Security Dialogue

August 10, 2019 Partnerships were a key theme on Ambassador Kip Tom’s recent visit to Rwanda. From August 5-8th the Ambassador participated in the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) in Kigali, Rwanda and made several site visits to UN projects promoting food security and local economic development. “Agriculture by nature involves risk, but by ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy joins leaders of WFP, FAO and IFAD on joint visit to Ethiopia

USUN Chargé d’Affaires Thomas M. Duffy joined the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s President Gilbert F. Houngbo and the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Executive Director David Beasley) when they made a joint visit to Ethiopia from September 1-4 .  The heads of the ...
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Media Tour to Indonesia

Five reporters traveled to Indonesia with USUN Rome Public Affairs Officer Heather Eaton on May 14 for a six-day media tour to see firsthand how the United States works with the Rome-based UN agencies to promote food security, health and economic opportunity. The journalists – hailing from Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia – took a ...
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Reporting on the U.S. Fight Against World Hunger

In the Arusha Region of Tanzania, we visited with small holder farmers who, with the help of the Government of Tanzania, USAID, and the United Nations, are improving their farming techniques and achieving remarkable growth in production and income. Augustino took us on a tour of his small mountain farm where he uses seedling trays, ...
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