Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains: The role of climate-resilient infrastructures for SMEs

February 2020
This study uses examples from the BRACED and ASAP programmes across sub-Saharan Africa, and reviews evidence on initiatives that invest in climate-resilient infrastructure to support smallholder farmer organisations and agri-businesses in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) category, and, ultimately, foster inclusive and sustainable agricultural value chains.

Brief on Gender and Social Inclusion: East and Southern Africa

February 2020
High rates of poverty continue to prevail in the East and Southern Africa region, and countries are far from achieving the targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Informe de Género e Inclusión Social: Región Andina

February 2020
Las desigualdades de género todavía están muy marcadas en los países andinos a pesar de la mayor atención que se está dando a la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de la mujer. 

IFAD’s Case for Investment: Investing in rural prosperity, food and resilience to reduce poverty and hunger in a changing climate

February 2020

Today we stand at a critical juncture – historic progress in reducing hunger has stalled and the successes of recent decades are being reversed.

China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility - Approved proposals: second call

February 2020
Established in February 2018 and entirely devoted to smallholder agriculture and rural development, the China-IFAD SSTC Facility is taking concrete actions to alleviate rural poverty, enhance rural productivity, advance rural transformation and promote investments among developing countries. 

IFAD and Farmers' Organizations - Partnership in Progress: 2016-2019

February 2020
Report to the seventh global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum, in conjunction with the forty-third session of IFAD’s Governing Council. 

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

February 2020
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. 

Policy brief - Enabling Family Farming to speed progress across the 2030 Agenda

January 2020
Evidence suggests that smallholder family farms are more sustainable, better at protecting biodiversity, more inclusive and more productive per unit of land than other kinds of farms.

IFAD at a glance

January 2020
IFAD is the only multilateral development institution that focuses exclusively on transforming rural economies and food systems. It works in remote regions of developing countries and fragile situations, where few aid agencies or international financial institutions venture.

INSURED - Insurance for rural resilience and economic development

January 2020

INSURED is a technical assistance programme working to strengthen agricultural insurance in IFAD’s portfolio.

The faces of empowerment - Photo Essay about the beneficiaries of the Joint Programme on Rural Women Economic Empowerment

December 2019
This photo essay describes the different types of changes in the life of women that are participating in the JP RWEE.

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

December 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. 
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