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Research Series 85: Financing climate adaptation and resilient agricultural livelihoods

يونيو 2022
Moving to a process that contributes to improving rather than endangering livelihoods is the challenge that climate change adaptation and resilience-building efforts currently face.

Research Series 84: Farmed animal production in tropical circular food systems

يونيو 2022
In this review, the role of farmed animals in circular food systems in the tropics is presented in four case studies.

Research Series 83: The future of farming: who will produce our food?

يونيو 2022
In this report, we highlight past trends and explore possible future trajectories of smallholder farming to predict who the farmers of the future are.

Research Series 82: Contributions of information and communication technologies to food systems transformation

يونيو 2022
Using a food systems approach, this paper reviews existing evidence and discusses the conditions, rural population segments, and timelines needed to achieve desired outcomes.

Research Series 81: Food and water systems in semi-arid regions – case study: Egypt

يونيو 2022
This paper explores the role of water in Egypt’s food system and the dilemma the country faces: raise food self-sufficiency by allocating freshwater resources from the Nile to food production, or rely on food imports from water-abundant regions worldwide.

Research Series 80: How can different types of smallholder commodity farmers be supported to achieve a living income?

يونيو 2022
The paper finds that short- to medium-term interventions are most effective for improving the livelihoods of poor farmers, including food security and health, off-farm employment, and social assistance.

Research Series 79: The position of export crops banana and cocoa in food systems analysis with special reference to the role of certification schemes

يونيو 2022
In this paper, the certification requirements and schemes of two export commodities—banana and cocoa—are discussed using food system analysis.

Research Series 78: The Small and Medium Enterprises’ quiet revolution in the hidden middle of food systems in developing regions

مايو 2022
This paper explores the rise of SMEs in transforming food systems—from traditional, to transitional, to modern.

Research Series 77: The role of trade and policies in improving food security

مايو 2022
Developing competitive and inclusive food value chains requires domestic macroeconomic policies to improve the agricultural sector’s business environment and create outside opportunities, and sector-specific targeted measures to promote smallholder participation in competitive value chains by reducing market access costs.

Research Series Issue 76: Upscaling of traditional fermented foods to build value chains and to promote women entrepreneurship

مايو 2022
This paper explores how traditional processing of fermented foods can be scaled up while enhancing functional food properties and strengthening local value chains.

Research Series Issue 75: Reverse thinking: taking a healthy diet perspective towards food systems transformations

مايو 2022
This paper argues that food systems transformation should incorporate a dietary perspective that is guided by information on diets, dietary trends, consumer motives, and the food environment characteristics.

Research Series 74: Women’s empowerment, food systems, and nutrition

مايو 2022
This background paper examines the linkages and interactions between women’s empowerment, food systems, and nutrition.

Research Series 73: Food systems and rural wellbeing: challenges and opportunities

مايو 2022
This paper provides a framework for assessing the dynamics of rural wellbeing and food systems change.

Research Series 72: Climate change and food system activities - a review of emission trends, climate impacts and the effects of dietary change

مايو 2022
This article reviews how food system activities contribute to climate change and how dietary changes affect food systems. It shows that while emissions from food production are increasing in most regions, emissions from land use change are decreasing.

Research Series 71: Urbanizing food systems: exploring opportunities for rural transformation

مايو 2022
This paper shows that while anticipated increases in food demand by 2050 can largely be met regionally, potential yield increases or diversification will not contribute automatically to inclusive rural transformation. Instead, urbanization may potentially increase rural inequality and poverty.  

Research Series 70: Do not transform food systems on the backs of the rural poor

مايو 2022
Although the importance of inclusion in food system transformation is gaining traction, this paper argues that recent research and discourse on the topic is insufficient and that specific actions are needed to ensure that this transformation does not take place on the backs of the rural poor.

Research Series 69: Structural and rural transformation and food systems: a quantitative synthesis for LMICs

أبريل 2022
Using country-level data from 85 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this paper outlines a food systems index (FSI) and analyses the linkages between food systems and structural and rural transformation, as well as population distributions.

Research Series 68: Exploring a food system index for understanding food system transformation processes

أبريل 2022
This paper explores the prospects for a food system index (FSI) capturing several key components that influence differences in food system performance at the country level.

Research Series 67: Towards food systems transformation – five paradigm shifts for healthy, inclusive and sustainable food systems

أبريل 2022
This paper highlights five fundamental paradigm shifts that are required to overcome trade-offs and build synergies between health and nutrition, inclusive livelihoods, environmental sustainability, and food system resilience.

How to do note: Integrating the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) in IFAD operations

مارس 2022
This note provides practical guidance on how to roll out the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) for IFAD-funded projects.

Understanding market demand: How to use focus group discussions in the development of inclusive insurance

فبراير 2022
Understanding market demand is a critical step in the process of developing solutions to meet the risk management needs of rural poor people, particularly with regard to insurance.

How to do note: Seeking, free, prior and informed consent in IFAD investment projects

أكتوبر 2021
This note offers practical guidance for IFAD staff, consultants and in-country partners for seeking FPIC in the design and implementation of IFAD-funded projects and programmes, in compliance with IFAD policies and procedures.

تقرير ميزة التنوع البيولوجي - الازدهار مع الطبيعة: التنوع البيولوجي من أجل سبل عيش ونظم غذائية مستدامة

أكتوبر 2021
يعرض تقرير الصندوق الثاني عن ميزة التنوع البيولوجي خمسة مشروعات للصندوق تسلط الضوء على الأهمية الأساسية للتنوع البيولوجي في الزراعة.

Making agricultural and climate risk insurance gender inclusive: How to improve access to insurance for rural women

أكتوبر 2021
IFAD’s technical assistance programme INSURED (Insurance for rural resilience and economic development) has been building knowledge about how to strengthen women producers’ access to climate risk insurance.

العدد 66 من سلسلة الأبحاث: هل يمكن أن تؤثر تصورات انخفاض توافر المياه المادية على سلوك الري؟ شواهد من الاردن

أغسطس 2021
نحقق في كيفية ارتباط تصورات توافر المياه المادي في الماضي بسلوك الري الحالي للمزارعين.

Rapid prototyping for inclusive insurance: Testing customer challenges and gaining early insights on feasibility

يونيو 2021
Prototyping aims to gather direct feedback on the solution and the wider insurance scheme, incorporate changes before pilot testing, and make any additional adjustments before the official roll-out.

Research Series Issue 65: Impacts of agricultural value chain development in a mountainous region: Evidence from Nepal

مايو 2021
This analysis investigates the potential mechanism and the practical significance of the impacts of agricultural value chain development in a geographically challenging rural area of a developing country.

How to do note: Crop selection for diet quality and resilience

مارس 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Market needs and emerging opportunities assessment in NUS value chains

مارس 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Promote neglected and underutilized species for domestic markets

مارس 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Interventions in support of NUS export markets

مارس 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Mainstreaming NUS in national policy for nutrition outcomes

مارس 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

The small livestock advantage: A sustainable entry point for addressing SDGs in rural areas

يناير 2021
This report presents selected achievements and lessons learned from the growing portfolio of small livestock investments supported by IFAD.

Research Series Issue 64: How the adoption of drought-tolerant rice varieties impacts households in a non-drought year: Evidence from Nepal

ديسمبر 2020
Stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs) are bred to be high yielding and tolerant to climate shocks such as drought.

Impact Assessment: Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project (PSSA)

سبتمبر 2020
PSSA aimed to unlock rural development and poverty reduction in Peru by supporting the design and implementation of business plans created by Producer Associations, targeting two of the country’s poorest regions.

Research Series Issue 63: The adoption of improved agricultural technologies - A meta-analysis for Africa

أغسطس 2020
In this paper, particular attention is given to the identification and promotion of productivity and resilience enhancing agricultural practices.

ميزة أمن حيازة الأراضي: أصل محفز للتحول الريفي المستدام والشامل

يوليو 2020
تقدم ميزة أمن حيازة الأراضي لمحة عامة عن مشاركة الصندوق في تأمين حيازة الأراضي لفقراء الريف.

العدد 62 من سلسلة البحوث: الآثار الجانبية لمجموعات منتجي البذور على المزارعين غير الأعضاء في مجتمعات التلال المتوسطة في نيبال

يونيو 2020
مزارعو الأرز في منطقة التلال النيبالية معرضون للجفاف ، الأمر الذي يمكن أن يقلل بشكل كبير من الغلات. يمكن أن تخفف أصناف الأرز التي تتحمل الإجهاد من هذا الضعف، كما يمكن أن يكون لها معدل استبدال مرتفع للبذور واستخدام أفضل ممارسات الإدارة في زراعة الأرز.

Impact Assessment: Gente de Valor – Rural Communities Development Project in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia

مايو 2020
The Rural Communities Development in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia (Project Gente de Valor) was designed to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to thrive in the drought-prone environment of Brazil's north-east region through improved access to water, increased productive capacity, and empowerment of participating communities.

Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Small and Medium Agribusiness Development Fund (SMADF), Baseline Report No. 1: Sesaco Ltd.

مايو 2020
This is a baseline report for the impact assessment of the Yield Uganda Investment Fund (YUIF), an investment fund that provides targeted financing to small and medium agribusinesses (SMAs) to help them overcome barriers to accessing capital.

Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Small and Medium Agribusiness Development Fund (SMADF), Baseline Report No. 2: Central Coffee Farmers Association (CECOFA)

مايو 2020
Baseline report for the impact assessment of the Yield Investment Uganda Fund (YUF), an investment fund that provides targeted financing to small and medium agribusinesses (SMAs) to help them overcome barriers to accessing capital.

Research Series Issue 61: The narrative on rural youth and economic opportunities in Africa: facts, myths and gaps

ديسمبر 2019
This paper reviews the narrative on rural youth and economic opportunities in Africa, using a set of policy documents from various African countries and regional and international organizations.

Research Series Issue 60: Investing in rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

ديسمبر 2019
This study reviews the opportunities and challenges facing rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia region.

Research Series Issue 59: The rural youth situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

ديسمبر 2019
This study offers a general picture of the situation of rural youth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Research Series Issue 58: Investing in rural youth in the Asia and the Pacific region

ديسمبر 2019
This study characterizes the structural and rural transformation of the Asia and the Pacific region.

Research Series Issue 57: Unlocking the potential of rural youth: the role of policies and institutions

ديسمبر 2019
This study presents a framework to analyse the political economy of rural youth policy and institutions’ opportunity space with a quadrant that measures the extent to which rural youth are a priority in policies and institutions versus the extent that governments have to effectively implement rural youth policies.

Research Series Issue 56: The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth

ديسمبر 2019
This study analyses how migrants positively contribute to the sustainable economic development of rural youth in their countries of origin.

Research Series Issue 55: Rural youth: determinants of migration throughout the world

ديسمبر 2019
This study takes a unique look at the determinants of youth migration across seven different countries using recently collected data.

Research Series Issue 54: Rural youth in the context of fragility and conflict

ديسمبر 2019
While conflicts are often defined as “development in reverse”, there is a general lack of research focusing specifically on young people living in rural areas.

Research Series Issue 53: Youth access to land, migration and employment opportunities: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

ديسمبر 2019
This study examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities in various African countries.

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