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Cabo Verde, islands at the forefront of climate-resilient development

This week I had the chance to witness the impressive resilience and creativity of people working to improve agriculture in Cabo Verde.

The illusion of choice

Consumers increasingly want to know whether the food and beverage brands they buy from are doing social and environmental good, including doing right by the smallholder farmers in global food supply chains.

International Women’s Day 2019

In many parts of the world, women are more likely to be food insecure than men. That’s despite the fact that in many countries, many women work in agriculture and are responsible for preparing food.

Using irrigation for rural development: drawing lessons from impact assessments

Irrigation is a lynchpin of rural development strategies. In particular, small-scale irrigation projects are commonplace due to their relatively low cost and user-led management.

Innovation at all scales: Connecting entrepreneurs to Governments at IFAD’s Governing Council

Today’s most pressing problems will need cross-sector collaboration and innovation at all scales.

Promoting the rights perspective for indigenous peoples

Over the years international support for indigenous peoples has grown, also sanctioned by international declarations.

IFAD in the Blue Economy: Is this a game changer?

"Blue Economy" is the new buzzword in the international sustainable development agenda. But what is it and where does it fit in IFAD's development work?

Why we should care about vulnerable coastal communities

Approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast, and overall the world’s coastal population is increasing fast.

Blockchain: a plus for smallholder farmers?

Imagine that instead of redistributing wealth through governments, we could instead change how wealth is distributed to begin with.

Food loss reduction: a solution to global hunger?

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity today is how to feed an ever growing population.

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