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Tuesday 13 July 2021

Rome, Italy
Humanity is drifting into increasing danger. Climate change is accelerating; biodiversity is plummeting; hunger and extreme poverty are rising; and the gap between rich and poor is widening. These trends threaten not only human health and livelihoods, but also global peace and stability. Reversing them will require a shared effort to rebuild, and even upgrade, the systems on which we all depend – beginning with the global food system. By Gilbert F. Houngbo
Tuesday 1 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional outrigger canoes are being reborn in Tonga with a new programme, led by Master Carver, Sione Tu‘ione Pulotu, teaching innovative ways to create canoes in a day, to help revive traditional fishing methods. Fifty-eight people from Ha‘apai completed a week-long training course in building the outrigger canoes and oars at MORDI Tonga headquarters, in Tongatapu, from 24-28 May.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training in the building and maintaining of Popao (outrigger canoes) is being held in ‘Eua, starting on April 14, with the aim to complete 20 canoes within two weeks. This initiative invests in indigenous knowledge for resilient communities.
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Monday 12 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new community hall was handed over on Friday, October 9 in Angaha, ‘Eua. It was a joint collaboration funded by the people of Japan and also by the Tonga Government, the 'Eua community, IFAD and MORDI Tonga.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rural Innovation Project II, a $24 million pa’anga project for rural community development in Tonga 2018-23, was launched during a stakeholders workshop on September 25 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new community multi-purpose hall for the village of Haveluliku in eastern Tongatapu was officiated by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 31 May.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Qualification and Accreditation Board (TQAB) today denied that they are recognising the new Certificate in Horticulture awarded by the ‘Eua Island Farmer Field School under the Tonga Rural Innovation Project to 'Eua farmers recently.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In two important engagements in Rome, Tonga's King Tupou VI addressed delegates at the opening of the 38th Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on Monday February 16, and later in the day had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To reduce rural poverty in Tonga there is still a lot more work to do, particularly in the outer islands, IFAD's Asia Pacific regional director Ms Hoonae Kim said after her first visit to the country this week.
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Friday 25 May 2012
Rome, Italy
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a US$3 million grant to Tonga to improve sustainable livelihoods in 29 communities in the “outer islands” (outside the main islands of Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha’apai) and 31 communities in the “main islands” of Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'api the Niua’s and ‘Eua. Approximately 16,900 poor households will be targeted, with special attention to poor rural women who are particularly vulnerable to poverty.
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Friday 24 February 2012
Rome, Italy
In an insightful keynote address at the International Fund for Agricultural Fund (IFAD) annual meeting, 22 February 2012, Mario Monti, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, underscored the relationships between food security, global security and the future of the planet. Echoing the meeting’s theme of “Feeding the world, protecting the planet”, Monti noted that “we are putting unsustainable pressure on the world’s natural resources. . .”
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Thursday 21 July 2011
Rome, Italy
Pressing challenges, such as a changing climate and volatile food prices, require that policy makers have more open and constructive exchanges about their experiences to achieve progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), senior officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said ahead of a South-South cooperation meeting in China from 21 to 27 July.
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Monday 21 February 2011
Rome, Italy
In a world that has 1.6 billion people who are overweight, the biggest challenge to mobilizing action against hunger is that hunger is becoming invisible in places, "and in a world exploding with prosperity and possibility we have become morally bankrupt, we have lost the sense of compassion. . .," UN Messenger of Peace HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein said this weekend, appealing to leaders who can make a difference for the rural poor. - By Mary Lyn Fonua
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