IFAD seeks proposals for grant-funded projects designed to empower indigenous peoples, even as it counts down to the second global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum.
New UN report previews the broad outlines of the post-2015 global agenda, which include financing sustainable development and reaching rural people.
STORY FROM THE FIELD
An ongoing project supported by IFAD in north-west Ethiopia shows signs of positively addressing the degradation caused by over-grazing of livestock on communal lands.Read more
World AIDS Day
While millions unite across the globe on World AIDS Day to support those living with the virus, the cost of HIV/AIDS is counted in human lives and potential in rural areas of the developing world.Read more
Story from the field
Long plagued by conflict, drought and instability, Somalia's Somaliland region is opening up opportunities for rural women and men to revitalise their communities through gender empowerment.Read more
This area is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Desertification has become more widespread and rainfall variability is projected to become more severe within this century.Read more