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Investing in rural people in Angola
In Angola, IFAD loans support efforts to improve food security and rebuild the livelihoods of poor rural people through rural and agricultural development.
Investing in rural people in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
IFAD began operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1978. Our strategy is to invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes.
Supporting Extension Services to Scale Up Sustainable Land Management: The potential of WOCAT’s tools and methods
This publication reviews lessons from applying the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Uganda.
Investing in rural people in Malawi
IFAD began operations in Malawi in 1981 and has provided US$731.96 million in financing (including partner cofinancing) for 14 programmes and projects benefiting more than 2 million households.
Pioneering cost reduction of cross‑border remittances through mobile wallets in The Gambia
This PRIME Africa project enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective, digitalized remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations. It targets 17,000 remittance receivers and 17,000 remittance senders.
Expanding digital remittances and microfinance products towards financial inclusion in The Gambia
This PRIME Africa project enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective, digitalized remittance flows and innovations for financial inclusion.
Promoting digital and financial inclusion through remittances and micro-savings in Ghana
This PRIME Africa project enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective digital channelling of remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations.
Leveraging remittances to drive financial inclusion in rural Ghana
This PRIME Africa initiative enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective digital channeling of remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations.
Promoting digital remittances through postal networks in Uganda
This PRIME Africa initiative enhances the financial resilience and economic empowerment of remittance families through cost‑effective digital channelling of remittance flows and financial inclusion innovations.
IFAD e-Learning Course: Impact Assessments
The accessible and easy-to-follow course combines the main underlying theories and methodologies of impact assessments with their application in real world situations. Participants will learn about preparing an impact assessment, principles of method selection, ethical issues, data collection, data preparation, analysis, interpretation and utilization.
Building Smallholder Farmers Resilience in Kayonza District: A Case Study of Starlit Project
The STARLIT (Strengthening Agricultural Resilience through Learning and Innovation) project is an IFAD-China SSTC Facility funded initiative which aims to strengthen the resilience of farmers in the maize value chain in Kenya and Rwanda.
Investing in rural people in the Pacific Islands
IFAD supports Pacific Island countries to develop inclusive, productive, resilient and sustainable food systems that are community-driven.
Photo Story: Livestock for sustainable development in Zambia
During the COVID-19 pandemic, E-SLIP and RPSF helped poor people to be more resilient by providing livestock packages and access to market platforms, livestock insurance, water, and other resources. This booklet showcases the stories of these farmers.
The Norway-IFAD Partnership
IFAD and Norway share a vision of a world without poverty and hunger.
IFAD Research Series No. 89: Incorporating the Impact of Climate and Weather Variables in Impact Assessments: An Application to an IFAD Climate Change Adaptation Project in Viet Nam
This paper discusses which climate variables to collect, and from which sources, when incorporating them into an impact assessment.
Photo Story: The Pacific Islands Rural and Agriculture Stimulus Facility in Fiji
PIRAS is helping farmers get back on their feet and increase their income through crop diversification, engagement in food processing and expanded access to new markets. This brochure highlights the stories of some of the rural people supported by PIRAS.
IFAD Research Series No. 88: The Impact of Climate Change on Livestock Production in Mozambique
This paper focuses on activities targeting improved pasture management, supplemental feed sources and livestock value chain development.
The enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+)
This brochure provides an overview of ASAP+, which is expected to be the largest fund dedicated to channelling climate finance to small-scale producers.
Frontier technologies for securing tenure: A review of concepts, uses and challenges
This publication, based on a review of 20 publications and 13 expert interviews, showcases the frontier technologies used in land tenure projects, as well as the associated benefits and challenges.
Financing Facility for Remittances Knowledge Products
Since its inception in 2006, IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), has produced a large number of publications and information material with global outreach. This pamphlet aims to provide the reader with a quick overview of each, with a link to the dedicated webpage.
The Germany-IFAD partnership
Germany and IFAD place small-scale farmers and rural people – especially women and youth – at the heart of their development priorities for achieving a world with no hunger (Sustainable Development Goal 2).
Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations' Rome-based Agencies working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Achieving a Zero Hunger world (SDG 2) is at the heart of the mandates of the three Rome-based UN agencies: FAO, IFAD and WFP.
Assessment of the performance of the fifth Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility cycle: Summary
This assessment reviews the performance of regional partners and documents the results of Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) funded projects between 2018 and 2021.
Development of Irrigation Infrastructure: Technical Note
This note provides an overview of how IFAD-supported irrigation projects are designed and outlines the steps to achieve the full potential of irrigation development.
The Sweden-IFAD partnership
IFAD and Sweden share a vision of a world without poverty and hunger and a commitment to support small-scale farmers to improve their livelihoods through the establishment of inclusive, resilient and sustainable food systems.
Behavioral Science Interventions within the Development and Environmental Fields in Developing Countries: An Evidence Gap Map
This evidence gap map (EGM) presents a landscape of studies on the effectiveness of behavioural science interventions in developing countries within the context of climate change.
Behavioural science interventions within the development and environmental fields in developing countries: a systematic review
This paper presents a systematic review on behavioural science interventions in the human development and environmental fields in developing countries.
How to carry out a rapid diagnostic for agricultural and climate risk insurance: Who to talk to, what questions to ask, and why
Insurance can help build resilience for small-scale producers – an urgent task in today’s high-risk world.
Evidence review on behavioural science interventions in development and environmental fields in developing countries: Protocol
This review examines the effectiveness of specific behavioural science interventions.
Evidence review on behavioural change in developing countries: Approach paper
This review examines which interventions are effective in promoting environmental and development outcomes from individuals, households, communities and companies, and how effective efforts have been to date.
IFAD's Newsletter on South-South and Triangular Cooperation - Issue 1
This newsletter shares stories and solutions for agriculture and rural transformation, and builds a picture of how SSTC contributes to improving the livelihoods of rural people.
Cambodia in focus
This photobook presents an overview of IFAD’s portfolio in Cambodia.
Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022
This publication presents: data on the cost of healthy diets in Latin America and the Caribbean; an agrifood system approach to repurpose and implement policies; and examples of effective policies.
China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Annual Progress Report 2021
This fourth progress report highlights the achievements of the Facility in 2021.
PIRAS Country Update: Kiribati
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Kiribati, PIRAS tackles water scarcity and food security for vulnerable rural farming households.
Global Biodiversity Framework: A New Deal for Nature
IFAD was present at the COP15 conference in Montreal, where it supported the summit’s promising outcome: a once-in-a-decade agreement to protect wetlands, rainforests, grasslands, and coral reefs by 2030.
Effectiveness of Life Skills Training Interventions for the Empowerment of Women in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review
This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of life skills training programmes for empowering women in developing countries.
Interventions for Women's Empowerment in Developing Countries: An Evidence Gap Map
This evidence gap map (EGM) visualises the areas in which most research on effective interventions for women’s empowerment is concentrated—and where there are gaps.
Effectiveness of life skills interventions for the empowerment of women in developing countries: Protocol for a Systematic Review
This protocol for the systematic review details the methods used in the meta-analysis.
Evidence Review on the Effectiveness of Interventions Promoting Women's Empowerment in Developing Countries: Approach Paper
This approach paper describes the strategy for data collection and analysis and the contours of the evidence gap map and systematic review.
Stock-taking exercise on Livestock Farmer Field Schools: East and Southern Africa
This report reviews and documents lessons learned from livestock farmer field schools in four IFAD-funded projects that applied this approach in Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania (Zanzibar).
PIRAS Country Update: Solomon Islands
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Solomon Islands, it works across 30 communities to support sustainable food production, to improve nutrition, and to strengthen inclusive local value chains.
PIRAS Country Update: Tonga
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Tonga, it tackles the urgent agricultural needs emerging from the January 2022 Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami.Additional languages: Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
PIRAS Country Update: Fiji
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Fiji, it works in 70 villages and supports food production, post-harvest handling and market access.
PIRAS Country Update: Vanuatu
PIRAS supports COVID-19 food system and economic recovery. In Vanuatu, it works to increase food production, improve nutrition and strengthen market links for rural communities.
Climate-smart agriculture: A synthesis of experiences and lessons from the NEN region
This publication describes Climate-smart agriculture case studies in Egypt, Georgia, Moldova and Somalia.
Improve partnerships between Post and Money Transfer Operators for better remittance services to rural Africa
This flyer was produced in the framework of the African Postal Financial Services Initiative (APFSI) to highlight the improved partnerships between the Post and Money Transfer Operators to provide remittance services in rural areas.
IFAD Briefing Note: COP27 - A High-level Analysis of Proceedings
After COP27, this paper discusses the proceedings most pertinent to IFAD’s mission of investing in rural people and helping them build resilience to climate change.
Introduction to community pasture management plans in Kyrgyzstan
This publication synthesizes IFAD’s experience on introducing Community Pasture Management Plans in Kyrgyzstan and how the historical and legal context led to the creation of a modernized and sustainable pasture management system.
The Spain–IFAD partnership
Spain is a founding member of IFAD and has contributed a total of US$105.76 million to the regular resources of the Fund since it was established in 1977. The partnership between Spain and IFAD focuses on investing in smallholder agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security.