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Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone

Farmers in Sierra Leone have shifted from slash-and-burn cultivation to rice cultivation in inland swamps. That is reducing the number of forest fires, a GIS study has shown.

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Digital information service helps small-scale farmers respond to COVID-19

The Kenya National Farmers’ Federation is implementing a mobile information platform to serve its members and other Kenyan farmers.

Small-scale Farmers Developing Resilience to COVID-19 - Episode 18

In this episode, we bring you the latest on how small-scale farmers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
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Highlights

IFAD’s Twelfth Replenishment

Ending extreme poverty and hunger will be difficult without more investment and more innovative approaches. See how IFAD is building the resilience of the world’s most vulnerable people.

 

IFAD and the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda is a global commitment to “leave no one behind” in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nowhere is the challenge of leaving no one behind more salient than in rural areas.

Responding to COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has rapidly spread across the world, profoundly disrupting the fundamental activities that bring the global community together, including agriculture – and endangering all those who depend on it as their livelihood.

Transforming food systems for all

A food system includes all the aspects of feeding and nourishing people: growing, harvesting, packaging, processing, transporting, marketing and consuming food. It encompasses all the interactions between people and the natural world – land, water, the climate, etc. – and the natural world’s effects on human health and nutrition.

Research and data

About us

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. 

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