Recipes For Change
Nothing unites us more than our universal need for food. Whether in New York or Paris or a small farm in Kenya, we all want to sit down with our families and friends at the end of the day and share some well-deserved sustenance. Recipes for Change wants to be part of that coming together.
Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme
Launched in 2012, the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) channels climate and environmental finance to enable smallholder farmers who participate in IFAD projects to increase resilience. Through ASAP, IFAD is systematically integrating climate resilience into the overall IFAD portfolio.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The GEF brings together 183 countries, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and international institutions to address the growing global environmental problem. Since its creation in 1991, the GEF has worked on the protection of the global environment and promoted environmentally sustainable development.
With the fourth and latest series of Shamba Shape-Up, Kenya's most watched agriculture TV show, IFAD staff have been talking to smallholder farmers about a range of practical issues, from cow care and livestock resilience to climate-change adaption.
Spotlight on environment and climate: East and Southern Africa
As average temperatures rise, crop seasonality shifts and rainfall variability increases, small farmers in Africa are likely to experience diminishing yields in the near future if climate adaptation is not supported at the international level.
Poor rural people face a series of interconnected natural resources management challenges. They are in the front line of climate change impacts; the ecosystems on which they rely are increasingly degraded, their access to suitable agricultural land is declining, their forest resources are increasingly restricted and degraded, many produce on marginal rain fed land, with increased water scarcity; and declining fish and marine resources threaten essential sources of income and nutrition.
- IFAD's Social, Environmental and Climate Assessment Procedures (SECAP)
- The IFAD-GEF Advantage Partnering for a sustainable world (2014)
- Combating rural poverty through better use of natural resources: IFAD, IASS and partners publish new study
- Digging up the Truth on Dirt - a CGIAR report
- Brian Thomson
Communication and Advocacy Manager
Environment and Climate Division (ECD)