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Transitioning shifting cultivation to resilient farming systems in South and Southeast Asia

July 2021
This resource book and policy briefs provide an overview of the impacts on food availability, ecosystem services and security of tenure in the shift to settled agricultural systems.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Investing in rural people in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

March 2020
IFAD began operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1978. Our strategy is to ensure that poor rural people have more opportunities for sustainable food and nutrition security and improved livelihoods.

Stories from the field: Innovative agriculture

March 2020
Unlocking opportunities for rural entrepreneurs and farmers in the sub-Mekong region.

Research Series Issue 58: Investing in rural youth in the Asia and the Pacific region

December 2019
This study characterizes the structural and rural transformation of the Asia and the Pacific region.

Investing in rural people in Pakistan

December 2019
Since IFAD began its operations in Pakistan in 1978, the focus has been on combating rural poverty by promoting integrated participatory rural development.

Investing in rural people in Nepal

December 2019
Nepal was one of the first countries to benefit from IFAD loans, beginning in 1978.

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.

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.

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.

Grant Results Sheet: E-Project for Agricultural Development and Economic Empowerment (E-PADEE)

May 2019
The E-Project for Agricultural Development and Economic Empowerment (E-PADEE) is a US$380,000 programme implemented in Cambodia with funding from the Republic of Korea in partnership with IFAD.

Impact assessment: Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP)

April 2019
Farmers in southwestern Bangladesh, an area prone to natural disasters, are sometimes unable to reach community markets in the monsoon season.

Investing in rural people in Sri Lanka

February 2019
Altogether, IFAD has implemented 18 projects in Sri Lanka, benefiting 614,832 households at a total cost of US$590.6 million (with IFAD providing US$337.9 million in financing).

Impact assessment: Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project

December 2018
The Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP) was implemented between 2010 and 2015 to improve the rice productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers who cultivate on Communal Irrigation Schemes in three regions (Western Visayas, Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao) of the Philippines.

Impact assessment: Guangxi Integrated Agricultural Development Project

December 2018
The Guangxi Integrated Agricultural Development Project (GIADP) was implemented in 623 Administrative Villages in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China to increase income of smallholder farmers by developing community infrastructures

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