As this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification spotlights water scarcity, IFAD and partners take new approaches to sustaining livelihoods and food security in dryland regions.
For World Environment Day, making the connections between post-harvest crop losses, food insecurity and environmental degradation.
Stories from the field
After 31 years of successful work empowering smallholder farmers in The Gambia to increase their productivity, IFAD is now scaling up activities to cover agricultural areas across the whole country. A new IFAD-supported project, the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project, known in the local Mandinka language as Nema – meaning peaceful and prosperous – is just getting under way.Read more
Supporting smallholder farmers to play a greater role in food production and natural resource stewardship is one of the quickest ways to lift over one billion people out of poverty and sustainably nourish a growing world population, a new United Nations report released today said.Read more