Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone
Farmers in Sierra Leone have shifted from slash-and-burn cultivation to rice cultivation in inland swamps. That is reducing the number of forest fires, a GIS study has shown.
Drought-tolerant rice varieties benefit farmers even in non-drought years
Making every drop count: Saving water and rural livelihoods
Promoting women’s economic empowerment in West and Central Africa
What impact will the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic downturn have on world food security?
Tracking investments in Tunisia with remote sensing
Breaking the vicious circle of hunger and conflict
IFAD’s new book The People Behind Your Plate
There is a growing climate emergency facing smallholders across Asia Pacific – what is IFAD doing about it?
Digital agriculture: key to helping small-scale producers overcome COVID-19 challenges
Greening the Sahara: the Great Green Wall Initiative
In 2009, I travelled by road to Timbuktu, Mali on a short field trip. As we made our way down the dusty roads, I remember wondering what could possibly pull this arid, sparsely populated land into relative prosperity.
Climate change talks cannot continue to ignore the needs of small-scale farmers
World Soil Day: A tribute to our friends underground
Working closer as a UN family in country – a review of progress in implementing the UN reform agenda across Asia Pacific
Why small farms are key to the future of food - and how we can support them
In an urbanizing world, strong rural–urban links remain the key to resilient cities
Agricultural risk management: Towards long-term resilience
A look at the digital technologies transforming agriculture
Agriculture has periodically been shaken up by various technological revolutions. The latest? The advent of digital technologies.
The 14th Five-Year Plan: An opportunity to advance China’s agricultural and rural transformation
A unique opportunity for China to advance its agricultural and rural transformation agenda.
Three reasons to invest in land tenure security
Disability in rural areas: A matter of perception
One billion people – 15 per cent of the world’s population – currently have a disability, and 80 per cent of them live in developing countries. People with disabilities, despite being “the world’s largest minority,” are often overlooked.