Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty


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.

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COP20 links


Interview with IFAD's Director of the Asia and Pacific Region, Ms. Hoonae Kim

Kenya's farm makeover show, Shamba Shape-Up, offers practical advice to smallholders

IFAD and Shamba Shape-Up


  • Brian Thomson
    Communication and Advocacy Manager
    Environment and Climate Division (ECD)
    Tel. +390654592282
    Email: b.thomson@ifad.org