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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.
COP20 SPECIAL COVERAGE
Smallholder farmers are hard hit by climate change and must be part of any solution to this global crisis. Follow IFAD's reports from the 20th United Nations climate summit – known as COP20 – in Lima, Peru.
At the 2014 World Food Prize symposium, IFAD calls for a rapid collective response to the crisis and long-term efforts to build rural resilience in West Africa.
High-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly adopts an outcome document calling for a system-wide action plan to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Read more
The International Year of Family Farming has officially concluded, but IFAD continues to stress the importance of family farming in reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving sustainable rural development.Read more
Get a glimpse into the approaches supported by IFAD that address climate change in the Latin America and the Caribbean region with up to date research, interactive maps, blogs and videos.Read more