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Food loss analysis: causes and solutions – The Republic of Uganda. Beans, maize, and sunflower studies

September 2019
This report illustrates the food loss assessment studies undertaken along the maize, sunflower and beans supply chains in Uganda in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Food loss analysis: causes and solutions - Case studies on maize and rice in the Democratic Republic of Congo

September 2019
The objective of these studies is to estimate the qualitative and quantitative losses, to highlight the critical points of loss and to identify the main causes of the losses.

Food loss analysis: causes and solutions – Case studies on sorghum, maize and cowpea in Burkina Faso

September 2019
The objective of this study is to estimate the qualitative and quantitative losses along the sorghum, maize and cowpea supply chains, to highlight the critical points of losses and to identify the main causes of the losses.

Research Series Issue 39: Smallholder farming, growth linkages, structural transformation and poverty reduction

September 2019
There are different views around the future of smallholder agriculture and its potential to contribute to the needed transformations of agriculture and rural economies.

Gender-transformative adaptation - From good practice to better policy

September 2019
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

August 2019
After years of decline in hunger, the number of undernourished people has been on the rise for several years in a row.

Supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture through neglected and underutilized species: Operational framework

August 2019
IFAD’s support for the better use of agrobiodiversity with specific reference to neglected and underutilized species (NUS) and a greater recognition of the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples are important for fighting food and nutrition insecurity

Collection of sustainable land management technologies practices by smallholder farmers in Lao PDR

August 2019
This collection of sustainable land management (SLM) technologies and approaches was compiled as part of the Scaling-up SLM practices by smallholder farmers project funded by IFAD.

Working towards sustainable land management - A collection of SLM technologies from Cambodia

August 2019
This collection of sustainable land management (SLM) technologies and approaches was compiled as part of the Scaling-up SLM practices by smallholder farmers project funded by IFAD.

Impact assessment: The Coastal Community Development (CCDP)

August 2019
The Coastal Community Development Project (CCDP), implemented between 2013 and 2017, was designed to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth in 12 coastal districts of Indonesia.

Harnessing smallholder potential for wheat production in Africa – reducing wheat import bills

August 2019
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.

Leaving no one behind: making the case for adolescent girls

July 2019
On 22-23 October 2018 IFAD and Save the Children Italy, with the support of the Government of Canada organized the International Conference “Leaving no one behind: making the case for adolescent girls”.

PARM Annual Progress Report 2018

July 2019
Since 2013, PARM has collaborated with partners across eight sub-Saharan African countries in a joint process to make agricultural risk management (ARM) an integral part of policy planning. The process led to the implementation of a number of activities at the country, regional and global level including risk assessments, feasibility studies, capacity development training, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue. This report presents these outcomes and achievements from these activities for the year 2018 looking back to the commencement of the process.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

July 2019
This year’s report presents evidence that the absolute number of people who suffer from hunger continues to slowly increase. The report also highlights that food insecurity is more than just hunger.

Projet d’Appui à l’Intensification et à la Valorisation Agricoles du Burundi (PAIVA‑B) - Les resultats

July 2019
L’objectif global du PAIVA‑B était principalement l’augmentation de la production agricole des ménages pauvres, une production commerciale, rentable pour que les bénéficiaires puissent avoir des revenus et améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

Fighting poverty with bamboo

July 2019
For millions of poor people in East and Southern Africa, bamboo has huge potential to alleviate poverty, protect the environment and help achieve the SDGs.

Investing in rural people in Cambodia

July 2019
To date, 9 projects have been conducted in the country, at a total cost of US$588.43 million million, with IFAD financing amounting to US$151.6 million. An estimated 1,338,500 households have benefited directly.

Support to Farmers Organizations in Africa Programme (SFOAP): Completion Report

June 2019
This completion report is a compilation of activities and achievements of the Support to Farmers’ Organizations in Africa Programme (SFOAP).

IFAD Annual Report 2018

June 2019
Learn about IFAD's work, investments and results in our 2018 Annual Report.

Stocktake of the use of household methodologies in IFAD’s portfolio

June 2019
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.

2019 Rural Development Report

June 2019
IFAD’s RDR 2019 finds that this enormous rural youth population can pay a rich dividend in terms of social and economic growth – but only if they are given the right opportunities.

An outlook on Asia’s agricultural and rural transformation: Prospects and options for making it an inclusive and sustainable one

June 2019
If the success of Asian countries in transforming their rural economy is measured by the extent to which poverty has declined over the past 20 years, there is no question that their transformation can be regarded as one of the major achievements in human history. However, new problems are overtaking the older ones and Asia is now entering a critical part of its history.

Investing in rural people in The Gambia

June 2019
Since 1982, IFAD has supported 10 programmes and projects in The Gambia totalling US$93 million and directly benefiting more than 155,000 rural households.

Closing the gaps: Public policy note for the inclusion of a gender and intercultural perspective in agriculture and rural development

June 2019
The purpose of this note is to support dialogue to consider the gender equality approach and the cultural approach in policies for food security, productivity, and rural development.

Investing in rural people in Guinea-Bissau

June 2019
The current IFAD country strategy note for Guinea-Bissau is based on the political priorities defined by Terra Ranka, as well as the sectoral priorities and programmes of the National Agricultural Investment Programme.

Investing in rural people in Guinea

June 2019
IFAD began operations in Guinea in 1980. Since then, it has invested US$244 million in 14 projects for a total cost of US$469.6 million, directly benefiting 651,450 rural households.

Research Series Issue 38: Meta-evidence review on the impacts of investments in agricultural and rural development on Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2

June 2019
Agriculture and rural development research will play a critical role in meeting the ambitious targets under SDGs 1 and 2.

International Day of Family Remittances booklet 2019

June 2019
International Day of Family Remittances booklet for 2019

Investir dans les populations rurales en République islamique de Mauritanie

June 2019
Depuis 1980, le FIDA a financé 14 projets et programmes en Mauritanie pour un coût total de 342,3 millions d’USD, dont 136,2 millions d’USD octroyés sous la forme de dons ou de prêts concessionnels.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Sénégal

June 2019
Au Sénégal, le FIDA suscite et accompagne les initiatives locales qui visent à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, à augmenter les revenus des ruraux pauvres, à créer des emplois pour les jeunes et les femmes notamment et à améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

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