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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.

What we can do to support farmers on the front lines of climate change

March 2020 - BLOG
Each of the world’s agricultural production systems had millennia to adapt to local climatic conditions, especially in terms of temperature and rainfall.

The potential impact of COVID-19 on SDG 2 (food security) – in China and globally

March 2020 - BLOG
Last week’s OECD Interim Economic Outlook confirmed, as predictable, that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on China’s and the rest of the world’s economy is going to be extremely severe.

Rethinking government support to farmers

March 2020 - BLOG
It is becoming increasingly clear that the ways in which we produce, market and consume food need to be reconciled with environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Handle with care: Vulnerability, the human face of state fragility

March 2020 - BLOG
Vulnerability and fragility might not be perfect synonyms, but they share a very similar meaning. Both words refer to something breakable, delicate and frail – something that needs to be handled with care.

Fighting against COVID-19: the importance of building long-term resilience in rural communities

March 2020 - BLOG
Two months have passed since the beginning of the new coronavirus outbreak in Hubei, China. It seems an appropriate time to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on rural communities in China, and on the importance of investing in rural people in order to build long-term resilience to shocks.

To move the needle on ending extreme poverty, focus on rural areas

February 2020 - BLOG
The considerable gains made worldwide in poverty reduction over the last 10 years have been widely recognized. And indeed, in a year when China aspires to complete its 40-year project of lifting some 770 million people across the poverty line, it is clear that a greater proportion of the human population is wealthier today than at any other moment in history.

CGIAR announces agritech blog post contest winners

February 2020 - BLOG
Agritech – the use of cutting-edge technological innovations in agriculture – is generating a lot of buzz these days. Entrepreneurs and start-ups all over the world are brimming with brilliant ideas for bringing big data, connectivity, and digital platforms into the field, and the results so far have been incredibly promising.

The importance of agrarian development in India

February 2020 - BLOG
Although our world continues to urbanise at an alarming rate, there’s no getting away from the fact that agrarian activities will always be necessary.

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