developing countries

  • March 8, 2018

    The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women's economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day.

  • February 13, 2018

    The 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development has announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

  • December 13, 2017

    The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development has recently approved a US$3 million grant in support of indigenous peoples' communities in developing countries for the period 2017-2020.

  • December 7, 2017

    The UN has designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and the reduction of maritime risks.

  • July 4, 2017

    The Church of Scotland has expressed concern that two major UK supermarket chains are reported to be considering changing the way they label Fairtrade produce.

  • June 20, 2017

    Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to coping with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said yesterday

  • April 11, 2017

    Members of the Methodist Tax Justice Network and the Tax Justice Network  gathered outside the Embankment headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday 5 April 2017 to demonstrate in support of whistleblowers and against the actions of PwC, who have facilitated global tax avoidance, tried to prevent the release of information in the public interest and lobbied against necessary changes to international tax laws.

  • March 9, 2017

    Gender equality will never become a reality until governments invest in breaking down the social constraints that prevent women living in poverty from progressing economically, Christian Aid has said

  • January 23, 2017

    Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity  facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency has called for information technology tools that can help boost their resilience as well as feed a growing world population.

  • November 24, 2016

    Calculations by the Jubilee Debt Campaign have shown that the future borrowing costs of African governments rose across the board in the week, following Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election.