The People Behind Your Plate

Rural women and men are at the heart of our sustainable future. They are the foundation of the food systems that provide nutritious food for us all.

The people you will meet in this book are all participants in IFAD projects, and come from some of the world’s most fragile and remote communities. Their stories are unique, but they will resonate because they speak of challenges we all share as we seek to build a more sustainable future for ourselves, our families and our world.

These stories show how IFAD is investing in rural people to support their efforts, knowledge and skills, as they help to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges.