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The Fisheries and Aquaculture Advantage: Fostering food security and nutrition, increasing
This report presents selected achievements and lessons from the growing portfolio of fisheries and aquaculture investments supported by IFAD.
Policy brief: Partnering with indigenous peoples for the SDGs
The involvement of indigenous peoples is key to achieving the ambitions of the SDGs.
The Food Loss Reduction Advantage: Building sustainable food systems
Around one third of the food globally produced is estimated to be lost or wasted along the supply chain. These losses affect disproportionally developing countries.
Gender-transformative adaptation - From good practice to better policy
Gender inequality is one of the most pervasive threats to sustainable development. It has negative impacts on access to, use of and control over a wide range of resources, and on the ability to fulfil human rights.
Policy brief: Investing in nutrition
After years of decline in hunger, the number of undernourished people has been on the rise for several years in a row.
Harnessing smallholder potential for wheat production in Africa – reducing wheat import bills
To reduce the amount of foreign currency spent on importing wheat, it is essential to use improved varieties and practices to increase Africa’s domestic production quickly.
Stocktake of the use of household methodologies in IFAD’s portfolio
This report presents the findings from a desk-based review of household methodologies (HHM) activities and results in the IFAD loan portfolio and a consultation with individuals with first-hand experience of HHM.
International Day of Family Remittances booklet 2019
International Day of Family Remittances booklet for 2019
BAPA+50 - Achieving rural transformation through South-South and Triangular Cooperation
This paper is a contribution to the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC) (UN, 1978), which gave birth to what is known today, in the UN system and beyond, as “South-South and Triangular Cooperation" (SSTC).
The African Agriculture Fund (AAF) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF): Impact brief
The African Agriculture Fund (AAF) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) officially closed on 31 October 2018 after seven years of implementation. The TAF had a mandate to increase economic and physical access to food for low-income Africans by providing technical assistance to the portfolio companies of the AAF.
Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2018 – Official Report
This report presents the highlights and key outcomes of the first country-led Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development, hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia in collaboration with IFAD and the World Bank Group.
The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility: Linking grass-roots indigenous peoples’ organizations and the international community
Indigenous and tribal peoples and ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented among the rural poor. Many of the poorest communities of indigenous peoples are difficult to reach through mainstream development programmes.
The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) - Assessment of the performance of the fourth IPAF cycle
In 2017 IFAD commissioned an assessment of the fourth IPAF cycle with the aim to review and analyse the performance of regional partners in implementing the Facility and the results achieved in the execution of IPAF-funded projects between 2015 and 2018.
Policy brief: Harnessing the role of rural people to promote more inclusive and equal societies
Inequality holds back national growth and prevents economic development. Poor rural people are among the most marginalized groups but can act as catalysts of economic growth across developing countries when infrastructure, services and institutions are in place to enable them to contribute to development processes.
Climate action report 2018
This Climate Action Report aims to present an overview of how IFAD is working to put into action its climate change mainstreaming agenda. It is intended not as a comprehensive review of its portfolio, but rather to provide its stakeholders with an understanding of how IFAD is stepping up its efforts and ambitions to contribute to addressing one of the greatest challenges faced, most acutely, by the rural poor. This report focuses on recent progress in 2017
CACHET - Climate and Commodity Hedging to Enable Transformation
The Climate and Commodity Hedging to Enable Transformation (CACHET) initiative supports smallholder farmers against price and climate volatility negatively affecting their revenues.
The Youth Advantage: Engaging young people in green growth
In 2030, young people will make up around 15 per cent of the world’s population, and rural youth about 6 per cent. Some regions are even expected to see a “youth bulge” or a significantly higher proportion of young people.
Sustainable rural transformation in the Asia and the Pacific region
The Asia and the Pacific region has made tremendous gains over the past decade, with substantial reductions in poverty. IFAD has been a trusted partner in the region and financed over 300 projects in the four decades of its engagement.
Rome-based Agencies Resilience Initiative: Strengthening the resilience of livelihoods in protracted crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Niger and Somalia
Canada is partnering with the United Nations Rome-based agencies (RBAs) – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – to further test in the field their joint Conceptual framework for strengthening resilience for food security and nutrition.
IFAD in the thousand hills of Rwanda: Transforming agriculture into business
A model for successful project implementation