Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty

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Global youth: 'We feed the planet'

2,500 youth from 120 countries are gathering in Milan to answer one critical question raised at Expo 2015: How can we feed the planet in the future?

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Feature Story

"Water is critical to development," says IFAD expert

As the world's leading water professionals and decision makers come together this week in Stockholm for World Water Week 2015, we take a look at how water is critical to development.

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What can Make or a Break a Farmer

If you are a farmer with land to harvest and your machinery is old and often broken, you have a problem. If you need to feed your family and earn a living from your crops, you have an even bigger problem. And if you work hard and have vast experience on how to cultivate the land, but lack the resources to invest in modern machinery, you still have a problem.

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Haiti: Sharing knowledge across the border with the Dominican Republic

The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a poor region, but it is critically important to both countries. On the Haitian side, in particular, there is substantial yet unexploited economic potential.

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Over 400 million poor rural people have participated in programmes and projects supported by IFAD and partners around the world, and they all have stories to tell. Here are some of those stories, featuring women and men who are working to overcome poverty and determine the direction of their own lives. These ground-level accounts of hope and empowerment reside on the Rural Poverty Portal, powered by IFAD.