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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.

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