The Adaptation Advantage: the economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers for climate change
It is now beyond a reasonable doubt that the earth’s changing climate is a result of human actions.
The expanding total volume of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere is precipitating higher global surface temperatures and sea level rise.
The effects of human-induced climate change threaten the very existence of numerous species across the planet, including our own.
Research Series Issue 4 - The effects of smallholder agricultural involvement on household food consumption and dietary diversity: Evidence from Malawi
Toolkit: Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices
The Traditional Knowledge Advantage: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
Research Series Issue 3 - Fostering inclusive outcomes in African agriculture: improving agricultural productivity and expanding agribusiness opportunities
Toolkit: Digital financial services for smallholder households
Research Series Issue 2 - Migration and Transformative Pathways
Research Series Issue 1 - Agricultural and rural development reconsidered
The Policy Advantage: Enabling smallholders’ adaptation priorities to be realized
Toolkit: Integrated homestead food production
Since its founding, IFAD has focused on enabling smallholder farmers to increase agricultural production and productivity as a means for reducing poverty.
However, experience shows that increased productivity and incomes do not automatically translate into improved nutritional status of poor rural people, especially women, young people and children.