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AVANTI country summaries

June 2021

The AVANTI country summaries provide insights and takeaways from AVANTI experiences at the national level.

Land tenure updates

June 2021

IFAD is committed to promoting secure tenure and equitable rights to, and governance of, land, territories and natural resources, as a central tenet of rural transformation.

Rapid prototyping for inclusive insurance: Testing customer challenges and gaining early insights on feasibility

June 2021

Prototyping aims to gather direct feedback on the solution and the wider insurance scheme, incorporate changes before pilot testing, and make any additional adjustments before the official roll-out.

Model terms of reference: Technical assistance in the development and implementation of agricultural insurance

June 2021

The ToRs include an outline of the required steps and processes, a timeline and a list of deliverables, together with information on the profile of the service provider or team of experts.

Model terms of reference for the selection of a service provider for: Agricultural and climate risk insurance feasibility studies

June 2021

These are model terms of reference (ToRs) for use by project designers and implementers in development organizations and governments. The objective of the ToRs is to support the contracting a specialized service provider to carry out one or more agricultural and climate risk insurance feasibility studies within the context of an IFAD-financed project or similar initiative.

Geospatial technology and participatory methods for securing tenure rights (GeoTech4Tenure)

June 2021

This free online learning programme supports IFAD and FAO projects and partners in finding solutions to secure tenure rights through participatory methods and geomatics technology.

Creating an enabling environment for private equity funds in Uganda: Policy proposals for public policymakers

June 2021

Access to capital is widely understood to be one of the biggest constraints to business growth in Uganda. 

 

 

Investing in rural people in Bangladesh

June 2021

IFAD has worked in Bangladesh for almost 40 years. It has supported 34 projects, costing a total of US$2,356 million, with IFAD financing of US$913 million. 

IFAD Inclusive Financial Services Portfolio Stocktaking

June 2021

This Inclusive Financial Services (IFS) stocktaking exercise assesses IFAD’s capacity to deliver IFS and addresses rural poor market development needs both historically and looking forward within the context of emerging opportunities and challenges.

Insurance Toolkit

June 2021

The Insurance Toolkit provides technical tools and knowledge briefs to give project designers and implementers practical guidance on making agricultural and climate risk insurance work for smallholders. The Toolkit is produced by INSURED, with contributions from partners.

Climate adaptation and mitigation measures for nutrition co-benefits in IFAD investments in Ghana

June 2021

This report describes the findings of the country study carried out for the design of IFAD project on Livelihood and Productivity Enhancement of Smallholder Farmers (PROSPER) in Ghana.

Food-system interventions with climate change and nutrition co-benefits: a literature review

June 2021

This literature review report explores the conceptual linkages between climate change and nutrition using a food system approach.

Climate adaptation and mitigation measures for nutrition co-benefits in IFAD investments in Zimbabwe

June 2021

This report describes the findings of the country study carried out for the design of IFAD Smallholder Agriculture Cluster Project (SACP) in Zimbabwe.

Climate adaptation and mitigation measures for nutrition co-benefits in IFAD investments in Lesotho

June 2021

This report describes the findings of the country study carried out for the design of IFAD project on Restoration of Landscapes and Livelihoods (ROLL P) in Lesotho.

Digital Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific region: A synthesis of ongoing work

May 2021

While the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital tools has been increasing steadily across large swathes of rural Asia during the past two decades, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has imparted a sense of urgency in terms of accelerating this trend. 

Renewable Energy Technology for Smallholder Farmers

May 2021

Collaboration with Local Companies for Adaptive Agriculture in Cambodia.

Investing in rural people in Sudan

May 2021

Sudan became a Member State of IFAD in 1977, with the first IFAD loan being approved in 1979.

Agriculture for nutrition: Stories from Lao PDR

May 2021

Dietary diversity is a big problem in Northern Laos. Many rural families regularly consume only 4 out of 10 major food groups, with rice often forming the majority of the meal.

Research Series Issue 65: Impacts of agricultural value chain development in a mountainous region: Evidence from Nepal

May 2021

This analysis investigates the potential mechanism and the practical significance of the impacts of agricultural value chain development in a geographically challenging rural area of a developing country.

Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE): Final Evaluation (2014-2020)

May 2021

This report presents the findings of the Global End-term Evaluation of the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE).

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