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Mapping Rural Development: How to use GIS to monitor and evaluate projects

July 2022

This practical manual provides guidance on how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects.

Formulating a Climate Resilience Community Village Plan

July 2022

This How To Do Note provides guidance on building climate-resilient livelihoods through natural resources management.

Project implementation models in the NEN region: A synthesis of lessons and best practices

July 2022

To capture and systematize findings on programme implementation models, IFAD’s Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia (NEN) office reviewed models that are proving successful in boosting programme efficiency or capturing key project implementation lessons.

Guide to formulating gendered social norms indicators in the context of food security and nutrition

July 2022

This guide provides assistance on formulating indicators to measure changes in gendered social norms in the context of food security and nutrition.

Engagement with smallholder farmers’ organizations in IFAD operations: Impacts and lessons learned from the East and Southern Africa Region

July 2022

This study was conducted to develop a better understanding of the scope, challenges, and opportunities for integrating smallholder farmers’ organizations (SFOs) in IFAD-financed projects in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region.

MobileRemit Africa

July 2022

MobileRemit Africa is a key instrument of the Platform for Remittances, Investments and Migrants’ Entrepreneurship in Africa (PRIME Africa) initiative, co-financed by the European Union and initially implemented in seven African countries along with their main remittance corridors.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

July 2022

With eight years remaining to end hunger, food insecurity and all forms of malnutrition (SDG 2), the world is moving in the wrong direction.

Research Series 85: Financing climate adaptation and resilient agricultural livelihoods

June 2022

Moving to a process that contributes to improving rather than endangering livelihoods is the challenge that climate change adaptation and resilience-building efforts currently face.

Research Series 84: Farmed animal production in tropical circular food systems

June 2022

In this review, the role of farmed animals in circular food systems in the tropics is presented in four case studies.

Research Series 83: The future of farming: who will produce our food?

June 2022

In this report, we highlight past trends and explore possible future trajectories of smallholder farming to predict who the farmers of the future are.

Research Series 82: Contributions of information and communication technologies to food systems transformation

June 2022

Using a food systems approach, this paper reviews existing evidence and discusses the conditions, rural population segments, and timelines needed to achieve desired outcomes.

Research Series 81: Food and water systems in semi-arid regions – case study: Egypt

June 2022

This paper explores the role of water in Egypt’s food system and the dilemma the country faces: raise food self-sufficiency by allocating freshwater resources from the Nile to food production, or rely on food imports from water-abundant regions worldwide.

Research Series 80: How can different types of smallholder commodity farmers be supported to achieve a living income?

June 2022

The paper finds that short- to medium-term interventions are most effective for improving the livelihoods of poor farmers, including food security and health, off-farm employment, and social assistance.

Research Series 79: The position of export crops banana and cocoa in food systems analysis with special reference to the role of certification schemes

June 2022

In this paper, the certification requirements and schemes of two export commodities—banana and cocoa—are discussed using food system analysis.

Agroecology: a holistic path towards sustainable food systems

June 2022

Agroecology applies ecological principles to agriculture and ensures a regenerative use of natural resources and ecosystem services, while addressing the need for socially equitable food systems in which people can choose what they eat and how it is produced.

Investing in rural people in Ethiopia

June 2022

IFAD’s strategy in Ethiopia focuses on providing smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agropastoralists with the critical assets they need to enhance productivity and resilience. These include natural resources, technology, finance, institutional capacity and access to markets.

PRIME Africa

June 2022

Remittances sent by migrant workers to and within Africa were over US$85 billion in 2018, of which US$25 billion were sent by migrants residing in Europe.

Additional languages: Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

JIT Policy Note on Resilient Systems: Moving Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

May 2022

This Just-in-Time Policy Note examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pakistan’s food system and provides recommendations on key policy actions and adjustments to make the food systems more resilient to future shocks.

Research Series 78: The Small and Medium Enterprises’ quiet revolution in the hidden middle of food systems in developing regions

May 2022

This paper explores the rise of SMEs in transforming food systems—from traditional, to transitional, to modern.

Research Series 77: The role of trade and policies in improving food security

May 2022

Developing competitive and inclusive food value chains requires domestic macroeconomic policies to improve the agricultural sector’s business environment and create outside opportunities, and sector-specific targeted measures to promote smallholder participation in competitive value chains by reducing market access costs.

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