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Stepping up rural finance to support smallholder farmers in Zambia

June 2020 - BLOG
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating disruption - but sometimes offers opportunities for innovative solutions for rural farmers.

Catching up with Recipes for Change Chef Lance Seeto

June 2020 - BLOG
Chef Lance Seeto is an icon of South Pacific cuisine. He’s also been a supporter of IFAD’s Recipes for Change campaign for more than five years now.

Interview with Recipes for Change Chef Bela Gil

June 2020 - BLOG
“I joined this project because I believe food can really change the world.”

Never let a good crisis go to waste

June 2020 - BLOG
Small-scale farmers face multiple challenges in Cambodia - with limited access to credit and vulnerability to climate change.

The difference four years makes: A small Ecuadorean town goes from subsistence to prosperity with IFAD’s support

June 2020 - BLOG
Four years ago, the residents of Chiquicha were just gathering the first fruits of an irrigation project.

Coming back home: The road ahead for migrant returnees in Nepal

June 2020 - BLOG
Migrants are essential workers; they contribute to the economy of the places they go and, through remittances, to their communities back home.

African migrants’ family remittances put to the test

June 2020 - BLOG
In April, the World Bank projected a sharp decline of about 20 per cent in global remittances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.

Regional SOFI 2019: Sustainable food systems for healthy diets in the Near East and North Africa

June 2020 - BLOG
Rethinking food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition.

COVID-19: The decline of global remittances puts rural families at risk

June 2020 - BLOG
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the loss of millions of jobs in the developed and developing world.

Maintaining critical extension services for smallholders during COVID-19

June 2020 - BLOG
Agricultural extension services play a fundamental role in building producers’ capacities to maintain good agricultural practices.

From Meghalaya to Jharkhand, how India is ensuring agri supply chains are not disrupted

June 2020 - BLOG
In a world living with Covid-19, it is clear that supply chains and logistics should be simple and easy to manage. And that’s what several Indian states are doing.

Why do wet markets matter?

June 2020 - BLOG
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak, much information and misinformation has been circulated about wet markets and an international rallying cry has been made for wet markets to be better regulated or even closed down.

Restoring nature and livelihoods: Experiences in Zambia

June 2020 - BLOG
World Environment Day is a day set aside to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage protective action. This year’s theme is “Time for Nature.”

Building up family farmers’ resilience through nature-based solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

June 2020 - BLOG
Resilience has become the talk of the town in the development community.

Leveraging artificial intelligence: Harnessing big data to improve decision-making

June 2020 - BLOG
To take advantage of the potential of AI, IFAD employed machine learning techniques to extract insights from across IFAD’s entire investment portfolio.

The impact of COVID-19 on smallholders in China

June 2020 - BLOG
One emerging lesson from the pandemic is that those who are already vulnerable are likely to be the most severely impacted.

What’s needed to protect food security in Africa during COVID-19

May 2020 - BLOG
In most of Africa, people are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout from the pandemic than from COVID-19 itself.

Protecting health and protecting livelihoods: a delicate balance in the era of COVID-19

May 2020 - BLOG
Development encompasses a wide range of actions that enables people, communities and nations to thrive even after projects have ended.

Long-term development supports quick action in a crisis: an update from Asia and the Pacific

May 2020 - BLOG
It has been really inspiring to receive updates from the field over the past two months illustrating how IFAD-supported projects are continuing to deliver.

The potential impact of COVID-19 on China’s food security: Prospects for food imports

May 2020 - BLOG
Last week, the China Grain Reserve Group announced its intention to purchase 22 million tonnes of imported grain during 2020. Should China worry about food security?

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