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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.

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.

Sorghum in East and Central Africa: more than food

December 2018
Since 2006, IFAD and the European Union have partnered to invest over EUR 230 million in agricultural research programmes carried out through the CGIAR system.

Improving smallholder wheat‑legume production systems for enhanced climate change adaptation and food security

December 2018
Since 2006, IFAD and the European Union have partnered to invest over EUR 230 million in agricultural research programmes carried out through the CGIAR system.

Food security in the context of climate change: from knowledge to action

December 2018
Since 2006, IFAD and the European Union have partnered to invest over EUR 230 million in agricultural research programmes carried out through the CGIAR system.

“Fruiting Africa” for health and wealth

December 2018
Since 2006, IFAD and the European Union have partnered to invest over EUR 230 million in agricultural research programmes carried out through the CGIAR system.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Renewable Energy for Smallholder Agriculture (RESA)

May 2020
This document presents an approach for mainstreaming renewable energy technologies in IFAD's operations as a way to speed up rural poverty alleviation efforts.

Research Series Issue 62: The spillover effects of seed producer groups on non-member farmers in mid-hill communities of Nepal

June 2020
Rice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields. Stress-tolerant rice varieties can mitigate this vulnerability, as can having a high seed replacement rate and using best management practices in rice cultivation.

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.

Grant Results Sheet: Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security Learning Initiative for East and Southern Africa – Phase 2 (TSLI-ESA 2)

July 2020
This initiative's goal was to develop and disseminate innovative tools and approaches to strengthen tenure security in target communities using low-cost and gender-sensitive technologies.

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.

How to prevent land use conflicts in pastoral areas

July 2020
This How-to-do Note focuses on how conflicts over land and natural resources in pastoral areas can be prevented or transformed into positive outcomes.

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.

Managing agricultural risk through remittances: the case of Senegal

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

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.