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On the International Day for Biological Diversity, commitment to sustainable agriculture is more important than ever

May 2020 - BLOG
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

May 2020 - BLOG
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

May 2020 - BLOG
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

May 2020 - BLOG
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

May 2020 - BLOG
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

May 2020 - BLOG
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?

April 2020 - BLOG
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

April 2020 - BLOG
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

April 2020 - BLOG
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

April 2020 - BLOG
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

April 2020 - BLOG
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

April 2020 - BLOG
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

April 2020 - BLOG
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.

Re-imagining our economic choices

April 2020 - BLOG
The COVID-19 pandemic will reshape all our economic choices. Nations have made a crucial choice in recent weeks, choosing human life over economic growth.

COVID-19: An opportunity for the road not taken?

April 2020 - BLOG
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.

Driving AgriTech adoption: Insights from Southeast Asia’s farmers

April 2020 - BLOG
By leveraging the tools that internet marketing companies have already honed to reach consumers, governments can deliver quality agronomy advice at scale.

Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers

April 2020 - BLOG
It is easy to lose sight of the big picture when called upon to act quickly in response to the human tragedy caused by COVID-19.

Don’t allow the coronavirus to open up another front

March 2020 - BLOG
What started as a health crisis could turn into a food crisis unless we take measures now. Preventing a food crisis is key to maintaining the strength to fight back.

Changing lives in times of uncertainty: how innovative agriculture builds resilience

March 2020 - BLOG
As countries prepare for the pandemic the mandate of a rural development organization may seem to some not particularly relevant to the current crisis.

Serving the rural poor in the time of physical distancing: Staying safe, well – and connected

March 2020 - BLOG
It has been three weeks since COVID-19 has drastically altered the daily lives of IFAD staff headquartered in Rome and stationed around the world.

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