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Leveraging artificial intelligence: Harnessing big data to improve decision-making
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
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
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
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
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
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?
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, commitment to sustainable agriculture is more important than ever
This year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature.”
Five ways organizations can help countries build agile and inclusive responses to COVID-19
How can we enhance local capacity to respond to this emergency in an agile and inclusive manner?
COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor
Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the continent looks like it could be the worst hit.
Tracking the implementation and impact of the Uganda Yield Fund: A groundbreaking M&E system for a groundbreaking fund
We are in the middle of a shift in how development is financed. Impact investing is on the rise.
When they came home: Migration and responses to COVID-19 in India
With most of the world sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ILO estimates that about 2.7 billion people are currently affected by workplace closures.
Small-scale farmers can help build resilient food systems in a post–COVID-19 world
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 820 million people were living in hunger. Tens of millions more will join them if we do not take the right actions, and quickly.
How do shocks affect project impacts?
Past experience tells us that quick, tailored support is required to ensure that the impacts of our projects are protected from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
An Asia-Pacific crisis like never before
After many years of sustained annual reductions in poverty and hunger across the Asia-Pacific region, the COVID-19 global pandemic is threatening a massive reversal of these gains and driving Asian countries into recession.
Recovery, reactivation and resilience: Confronting COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
With half of the planet’s population locked down, the global economy brought to a halt and the number of cases reaching into the millions, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time.
As Earth Day adopts a climate action theme, let’s not forget about smallholder farmers
On this day 50 years ago – the first Earth Day had just taken place – and a global movement was born.
Collaborating in a time of crisis: Three early takeaways from the COVID-19 response in India
The tremendous progress in reducing poverty made by India over the past 25 years could now be reversed because of the unprecedented emergency facing all of us – the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporting Cambodian farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cambodia has made remarkable progress and achieved lower-middle-income status - but the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to strain the entire economy.
IFAD helps shape Bangladesh’s response to the coronavirus crisis in rural areas
An IFAD team in Bangladesh provided a proposal to the Government for a certified safe transport and logistics system for movement of inputs and produce in rural areas.
COVID-19: An opportunity for the road not taken?
Amidst the suffering and economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 emergency, one silver lining has emerged: an interruption to the greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation stemming from human activity.