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Uganda Yield Fund: early lessons from IFAD's first private sector investment fund
In 2017, IFAD took its first plunge into the private sector investment space by launching the Uganda Yield Fund in partnership with the European Union.
Achieving gender equality is a precondition for the eradication of poverty
Whether paid or unpaid, women undertake a wide range of tasks in rural contexts and this contribution to rural economies is often undervalued.
Why women are key to better nutrition and global poverty eradication
Adolescence is the transition period between childhood and adulthood – the perfect opportunity to improve nutrition and correct poor nutritional practices.
Cabo Verde, islands at the forefront of climate-resilient development
This week I had the chance to witness the impressive resilience and creativity of people working to improve agriculture in Cabo Verde.
The illusion of choice
Consumers increasingly want to know whether the food and beverage brands they buy from are doing social and environmental good, including doing right by the smallholder farmers in global food supply chains.
International Women’s Day 2019
In many parts of the world, women are more likely to be food insecure than men. That’s despite the fact that in many countries, many women work in agriculture and are responsible for preparing food.
Using irrigation for rural development: drawing lessons from impact assessments
Irrigation is a lynchpin of rural development strategies. In particular, small-scale irrigation projects are commonplace due to their relatively low cost and user-led management.
Innovation at all scales: Connecting entrepreneurs to Governments at IFAD’s Governing Council
Today’s most pressing problems will need cross-sector collaboration and innovation at all scales.
Promoting the rights perspective for indigenous peoples
Over the years international support for indigenous peoples has grown, also sanctioned by international declarations.