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Livestock key to combatting climate change in Kyrgyzstan

June 2021 - BLOG
Livestock-based food systems can be climate-friendly if managed well. A new assessment tool is helping governments calculate and predict their livestock emissions for use in their NDCs.

Thriving food systems and nutritious food for all go hand in hand

June 2021 - BLOG
Malnutrition, and the toll it takes on human health and societies, is directly linked with the health of our food systems. Creating sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems will make lasting improvements in global health, nutrition and productivity.

Efforts to restore tropical peatlands need fire-free plantations

June 2021 - BLOG
Peatlands across south-east Asia have been cleared for agricultural purposes, leading to a sharp increase in fires. To reverse course, we need to transition to sustainable, fire-free peatland management practices.

Reflections on improving rural people’s nutrition: A conversation with 2021 World Food Prize winner Dr Shakuntala Thilsted

May 2021 - BLOG
Nigel Brett, Director of IFAD’s Asia and the Pacific Division, interviews Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish.

Why land tenure is crucial for sustainable food systems

May 2021 - BLOG
With nearly half of the world’s population living in the rural areas of low- and middle-income countries, tenure security is fundamental for sustainable development.

New operational guidelines for Pro-Poor Value Chain Development help IFAD reach the poorest

May 2021 - BLOG
In Ghana, the value chain model has helped build solid relationships, showing that even the poorest can be brought into commercial value chains if extra support is provided.

Interview with Recipes for Change Chef Roy Caceres

May 2021 - BLOG
"A passion for work is the fundamental ingredient of cooking."

Spearheading South-South and Triangular Cooperation with partners in Asia

May 2021 - BLOG
Cooperation among the global south, i.e., South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC), is an integral part of international cooperation, and complements the traditional North-South Cooperation in development assistance.

Building climate resilient agriculture

April 2021 - BLOG
Those who have the most to lose as a consequence of climate change are poor rural people, especially smallholders who rely on agriculture for survival.

Boosting food security in the Pacific with innovative technologies

April 2021 - BLOG
Who could have predicted that two innovative mobile applications, each the winner of a Pacific Agrihack Lab grant in late 2018, would go on to make a difference in the lives of Pacific Islanders during the pandemic?

IFAD-BRAC collaboration empowers rural people to build their climate resilience

April 2021 - BLOG
People in rural areas, especially small-scale farmers, are among those most affected by climate change. The shifting climate has made weather patterns more unpredictable and weather-related events more extreme.

Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone

April 2021 - BLOG
Farmers in Sierra Leone have shifted from slash-and-burn cultivation to rice cultivation in inland swamps. That is reducing the number of forest fires, a GIS study has shown.

Drought-tolerant rice varieties benefit farmers even in non-drought years

March 2021 - BLOG
Farmers that lack irrigation and rely on rainfed production are particularly vulnerable to drought. Fortunately, agricultural technologies, such as stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs), can help them adapt to climate change.

Making every drop count: Saving water and rural livelihoods

March 2021 - BLOG
Until recently, every time Fatima Hassan Mohamed needed water to wash, cook, or drink, the mother of five had to set out on foot. The nearest water source was more than 20 kilometers away.

Promoting women’s economic empowerment in West and Central Africa

March 2021 - BLOG
A growing number of reports are demonstrating what many development professionals already know about the impacts of COVID-19: women and girls are more vulnerable to the negative health and socio-economic effects of the crisis.

What impact will the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic downturn have on world food security?

March 2021 - BLOG
In 2021, the impact of the epidemic and the global economic recession will have an impact on world food security. After the epidemic, what problems will global food security face and how to deal with it?

Tracking investments in Tunisia with remote sensing

February 2021 - BLOG
Many elements involved in IFAD-funded projects. As long as an element’s precise geographic coordinates are known, satellite imagery can be used to monitor any changes that have taken place.

Breaking the vicious circle of hunger and conflict

February 2021 - BLOG
Hunger is both a cause and result of conflict. In fact, conflict is the main driver of hunger in most of the world’s food crises.

IFAD’s new book The People Behind Your Plate

February 2021 - BLOG
As I scroll through the pages of the new photo book The People Behind Your Plate just published by IFAD, I remember my own visits with rural people in remote villages as I travelled around Lesotho to collect recipes for my cooking books.

There is a growing climate emergency facing smallholders across Asia Pacific – what is IFAD doing about it?

January 2021 - BLOG
According to UN reports, the Asia Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Nearly 45 per cent of the world’s natural disasters occur in the region.

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