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    Reducing poverty in Central America
    New report recommends fiscal policy changes in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua that would enable greater investment in rural development and move thousands out of poverty.
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    Six surprising benefits of trees
    In honour of Earth Day, we compiled six surprising ways that trees are improving the lives of millions of small farmers around the world.
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    Waiting for the rain
    A new photo essay illustrates how farmers in Rwanda are adapting to climate shocks, while accessing new markets for their products.
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    Farmers in Senegal turn to solar energy for climate resilience
    How a solar-powered water pump is changing the lives of female farmers in South East Senegal being hit hard by climate change.
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    Smallholder farmers and the Paris Agreement
    As world leaders get ready to sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day, it’s important to remember the role agriculture can play in reducing humanity's negative impact on the environment.
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    Masterchef advocates for small scale farmers in Cambodia
    Italian Chef Carlo Cracco draws attention to climate change threats for small scale farmers in Cambodia
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News
Whether a woman can generate her own income and resources in Latin America is closely tied to what territory she lives in, warns a new report. Read more
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Smallholder farmers to benefit from $65 million tea and rubber revitalization project in Sri Lanka. Read more
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Once a sacred grain for the Aztecs, amaranth and its incredible nutritional properties can go a long way in reducing childhood malnutrition, says biotechnical engineer Mary Delano Frier. Watch now
Story
African youth gathered for a conference in Senegal to discuss how governments and stakeholders can better understand and support young people in smallholder farming. Read more
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IFAD joined media experts at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy to discuss why top news outlets are failing to inform the public about issues relating to climate change. Read more
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As severe drought sparks a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in northern Somalia – a low-cost, small-scale water-harvesting solution is leading to a ‘rush for water’. Read more
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.