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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.

Core Outcome Indicators measurement guidelines (COI) – online training

April 2021
This online training is a walk through the guidelines that lay out the mandatory methodology developed by IFAD for collecting timely and reliable data on CIs at the outcome-level at project baseline, midterm and completion stages.

Good practices and innovations in risk management for agri-SME finance under COVID-19

April 2021
This report compiles experiences and lessons shared in a Live Talks series on Risk Management for Agri-SME Finance between September and December 2020.

Empowering rural people through a semiintensive rural poultry production model in Cambodia

April 2021
This is case study is on the innovative poultry model, implemented by Green Innovet Cam with IFAD, in Cambodia.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for IFAD 2.0 – Phase 2

April 2021
This report presents the second phase of the 2019 IFAD Innovation Challenge project - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for IFAD 2.0.

SAFIN Annual Progress Report 2020

April 2021
This report documents the results achieved from the work among all SAFIN partners.

How to do note: Access to land for rural youth employment and entrepreneurship

April 2021
This How-to-do Note on access to land for rural youth employment and entrepreneurship complements the Toolkit on land tenure in IFAD-financed operations that highlights the importance of strengthening tenure security for rural development.

IFAD Targeting Toolkit

April 2021
This targeting toolkit provides easy access to IFAD resources to develop poverty targeting strategies and monitor their implementation.

Investing in rural people in the Pacific Islands

March 2021
For almost 40 years, IFAD has been financing initiatives in the Pacific to help rural people improve their lives. In recent years, resources, outreach and membership have expanded.

IFAD and Spain: Partnering to transform rural realities

March 2021
This brochure provides an overview of our work with Spain to invest in poor rural youth, women and men and assist countries in achieving the SDGs.

How to do note: Crop selection for diet quality and resilience

March 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Market needs and emerging opportunities assessment in NUS value chains

March 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Promote neglected and underutilized species for domestic markets

March 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Interventions in support of NUS export markets

March 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

How to do note: Mainstreaming NUS in national policy for nutrition outcomes

March 2021
This How to Do Note is part of a series of five Notes that accompany the NUS Operational Framework.

Investing in rural people in Burkina Faso

March 2021
In Burkina Faso, IFAD loans help better manage natural resources, in addition to building inclusive and sustainable institutions through pro-poor investments and policies and supporting innovation and education.

Rural women and girls 25 years after Beijing - Critical agents of positive change

February 2021
The 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, also known as “Beijing + 25”, provides an excellent opportunity for governments, civil society, the United Nations system and all development actors to take stock of progress made towards gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Infographic: IFAD12 at a glance

February 2021
This infographic outlines the main elements of IFAD12: our ambitions, targets, approaches and tools.

Infographic: 2020 at a glance

February 2021
An overview of IFAD’s work in 2020. Learn about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and about our initiatives that are enabling us to do more to build rural people's resilience.

Good practices in IFAD’s engagement with indigenous peoples

February 2021
This publication shares good practices for engagement with indigenous peoples as described in IFAD's investment projects as well as in the small projects financed through the Indigenous Peoples’ Assistance Facility (IPAF).

The People Behind Your Plate

February 2021
The people you will meet in this book are all participants in IFAD projects. They come from some of the world’s most fragile and remote communities.

Tunisia: Detecting change with remote sensing

January 2021
This case study presents an analysis undertaken for the IFAD-funded Agropastoral Value Chains Project in the Governorate of Médenine, Tunisia.

Sierra Leone: Fighting fires with rice paddies

January 2021
This GIS study shows that the development of rice paddies in Sierra Leone has led to fewer forest fires.

INSURED Uganda country update: Feasibility study on agricultural insurance for oilseed farmers

January 2021
What risks and challenges do small-scale producers of oilseeds in Uganda face, and could agricultural insurance help them manage and mitigate those risks?

The enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+)

January 2021
This brochure provides an overview of ASAP+, which is expected to be the largest fund dedicated to channelling climate finance to small-scale producers.

The Sustainability, Stability and Security (3S) Initiative in Africa

January 2021
This brochure provides an over view of the Sustainability, Stability and Security (3S) Initiative in Africa.

Rural Resilience Programme

January 2021
This brochure provides an overview of the Rural Resilience Programme (2RP), an innovative umbrella programme that consolidates multiple sources of financing channelled to small-scale producers and their communities.

The small livestock advantage: A sustainable entry point for addressing SDGs in rural areas

January 2021
This report presents selected achievements and lessons learned from the growing portfolio of small livestock investments supported by IFAD.

Operational guidelines on IFAD’s engagement in pro-poor value chain development

January 2021
These guidelines address recommendations on ensuring that IFAD’s pro-poor value chain development projects reach out to women and the very poor, apply a programmatic approach when needed, promote an inclusive value chain governance, work with the appropriate expertise and partners, and build capacity for implementation.

Adaptation Framework Tool

January 2021
The Adaptation Framework is a repository of adaptation actions for small-scale agriculture, including livestock, forestry, and fisheries. It provides an approach for incorporating adaptation practices into project design.

Managing agricultural risk through remittances: the case of Senegal

December 2020
This feasibility study explains the role of remittances in agricultural risk management.

Mid-term review of IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme

December 2020
This mid-term review assesses the extent to which the design and results to date of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) are relevant for farmers facing climate change.

Yield Uganda Investment Fund: Annual Report 2020

December 2020
Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy. The sector has however seen underperformance over recent years in comparison to other sectors within the economy due to the low level of value addition through processing facilities and also a lack of commercial private enterprises, thereby resulting in weak employment creation.

Research Series Issue 64: How the adoption of drought-tolerant rice varieties impacts households in a non-drought year: Evidence from Nepal

December 2020
Stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs) are bred to be high yielding and tolerant to climate shocks such as drought.

United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021: IFAD’s engagement and key messages

December 2020
A guide to the Summit and a summary of IFAD’s core messages on food systems.

Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

December 2020
This report examines the impact of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on the analysis of territorial inequalities and calls on countries to focus their investments and policies on lagging territories.
Additional languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Investing in rural people in Papua New Guinea

November 2020
IFAD’s strategy in Papua New Guinea is to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by increasing production volumes and quality, and to improve access to markets, technologies and services in order to increase farmers’ share of added value.

Strengthening sorghum and millet value chains for food, nutritional and income security in arid and semi‑arid lands of Kenya and United Republic of Tanzania (SOMNI)

November 2020
Sorghum, finger millet and pearl millet are the most important staple foods for most households in the semi-arid tropics of East Africa, as these crops grow in harsh environments where other crops do not grow well.

Investing in rural people in Afghanistan

November 2020
IFAD’s country programme in Afghanistan seeks to contribute to the country’s poverty reduction efforts, reduce gender gaps, and improve food and nutrition security through inclusive, climate-smart agricultural and rural development.

Climate Risk Analyses in East and Southern Africa

November 2020
These Climate Risk Analyses assess the potential impacts of climate change on several crops and commodities in Lesotho, Mozambique and Uganda.

Investing in rural people in Indonesia

November 2020
Over the last 40 years, IFAD and the Government of Indonesia have invested more than US$1 billion in rural people to strengthen inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

Examining the climate finance gap for small-scale agriculture

November 2020
In a rapidly changing world, agriculture remains the heart of sustainable development. The risks facing the world in this final decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are many, but the opportunities are equally numerous.

IFAD Innovation Network

November 2020
The IFAD Innovation Network is an informal, democratic, non-hierarchical space for sharing ideas, good practices, tools and lessons learned about innovation at IFAD.

Innovation Catalogue

November 2020
The Innovation Catalogue showcases a set of 23 solutions to challenges faced by small-scale producers in East and Southern Africa.

Climate change and small-scale farming: The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)

October 2020
IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) is the largest multi-donor global fund specifically dedicated to enabling smallholder farmers to adapt and build their resilience to climate change.

The FO4ACP programme

October 2020
The FO4ACP programme aims to support small-scale and family farmers in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries by strengthening farmers’ organizations.

IFAD Policy Brief on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples

October 2020
Indigenous peoples, who often live in rural areas of developing countries and face high levels of poverty and food insecurity, are an important constituency for IFAD.

Participatory Guarantee System case study report

October 2020
In 2017, after several years of partnership between IFAD and Slow Food on themes related to food security, indigenous peoples and youth, IFAD approved a large grant project, called “Empowering Indigenous Youth and their Communities to Defend and Promote their Food Heritage,” to be implemented by Slow Food over three years.

Grant Results Sheet: Strengthening capacity to assess the impact of tenure security measures on IFAD-supported and other projects within the SDG framework

October 2020
IFAD partnered with the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and UN-Habitat to conceptualize and develop gender-responsive and fit-for-purpose tools and approaches to evaluate the impact of land tenure and governance interventions.

Digital gender inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

October 2020
The technological revolution has made it possible for digital connectivity to reach rural areas.

CFS policy database

October 2020
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

Crowdfunding Malian diaspora remittances to finance rural entrepreneurship

October 2020
This case study examines a pilot initiative carried out by the IFAD-supported FIER project in Mali, together with the Babyloan crowdfunding platform, to leverage diaspora remittances abroad as a way to support rural entrepreneurship in the home country.

The Qatar–IFAD partnership

October 2020
The State of Qatar is one of the founding members of IFAD. Qatar’s support of IFAD is critical for combating poverty and strengthening development in developing countries.

The Netherlands-IFAD partnership

October 2020
The partnership between IFAD and the Netherlands is based on a shared vision and a strong alignment of their respective policies and strategic priorities.

The Norway–IFAD partnership

September 2020
IFAD and Norway share a vision of a world without poverty and hunger. IFAD’s work on inclusive and sustainable food systems, with its focus on results, plays an important role in the achievement of Norway’s priorities in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Investing in rural people in the Kyrgyz Republic

September 2020
IFAD has invested in rural development in the Kyrgyz Republic since 1996.

Investing in rural people in China

September 2020
IFAD is the only one of China’s development partners dedicated exclusively to reducing poverty and increasing food and nutrition security in rural areas.

The Spain–IFAD partnership

September 2020
Spain is a founding member of IFAD and has contributed a total of US$100.4 million to the Fund’s regular resources since it was established in 1978. The partnership between Spain and IFAD focuses on investing in smallholder agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security.

Impact Assessment: Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project (PSSA)

September 2020
PSSA aimed to unlock rural development and poverty reduction in Peru by supporting the design and implementation of business plans created by Producer Associations, targeting two of the country’s poorest regions.

The Brazil–IFAD partnership

August 2020
The strong partnership between IFAD and Brazil is based on a shared commitment to reducing poverty and pursuing innovative ways to assist rural communities.

Scaling sustainable land management: A collection of SLM technologies and approaches in Northern Uganda and beyond

August 2020
This collection of data on sustainable land management (SLM) technologies and approaches includes relevant information on different SLM practices, their implementation details, and their ecological and socio-economic benefits and disadvantages.

The Sweden-IFAD partnership

August 2020
Sweden and IFAD have a longstanding partnership and remain committed to achieving a world without poverty and hunger (SDG2) by increasing sustainable and inclusive investments in rural areas

The Saudi Arabia-IFAD partnership

August 2020
Saudi Arabia played a major role in the establishment of IFAD in 1977 and has been a key supporter of the Fund for the past 43 years.

Research Series Issue 63: The adoption of improved agricultural technologies - A meta-analysis for Africa

August 2020
In this paper, particular attention is given to the identification and promotion of productivity and resilience enhancing agricultural practices.

The future of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

August 2020
Population growth, rapid urbanization, and a young population are major trends shaping the future of African agriculture.

The Denmark–IFAD partnership

August 2020
Denmark and IFAD share a long-standing partnership to fight poverty and hunger. Agriculture and the food sector are the basis of their common approach to promoting sustainable rural transformation, which is essential to tackling environmental degradation and climate change.

AR4D-PRUNSAR 2019 Consolidated Report

August 2020
The Putting Research into Use for Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience (PRUNSAR) programme is currently one of the most significant ongoing AR4D programmes. It has a budget of almost US$40 million, mainly from the European Union, of which US$8 million is a contribution from IFAD.

COVID-19 Learning Notes

August 2020
Learning lessons as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, and providing timely knowledge-driven feedback to development practitioners and decision-makers, is perhaps as important as delivering IFAD’s COVID-19 package itself.

Investing in rural people in Moldova

August 2020
Collaboration between the Republic of Moldova and IFAD began in 1999. IFAD has supported seven projects totalling US$196.8 million, with IFAD financing of US$109.2 million.

The Finland–IFAD partnership

August 2020
IFAD and Finland have a shared vision of a world without poverty and hunger. Their joint development work rests on multiple key pillars.

Investing in rural people in Ethiopia

August 2020
Since 1980, IFAD has invested US$751.6 million in 20 programmes and projects in Ethiopia, with an overall cost of US$2,157.6 million and benefiting more than 11 million households.

Livestock 4 Social Development Platform – L4SD

July 2020
The Livestock 4 Social Development Platform is a joint venture between IFAD and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, open to livestock experts and practitioners around the world.

Report of the seventh global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum at IFAD

July 2020
The seventh global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum was held on 6, 7, 10 and 11 February 2020, in conjunction with the 43rd session of the Governing Council of IFAD.

A decade of food loss reduction

July 2020
14 per cent of the world’s food production is lost before it reaches the consumer. Food losses disproportionately affect developing countries, threatening people’s livelihoods, especially those depending on agriculture.

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