From coconuts to hair oil: partnering producers and value chains
Rising demand for coconut and niche products can offer a route from poverty to prosperity for rural communities.
Why smallholder farmers are the key to combating global warming
This summer in the northern hemisphere has been characterised by unusually high temperatures and wildfires in many countries.
The Rural Solutions Portal: IFAD’s web platform to leverage South-South and Triangular Cooperation for better livelihoods
One of the challenges is to share knowledge and lessons between countries and regions.
Water and the SDGs – the crucial common denominator
When a human baby is born, 75 per cent of its body mass is water. We are made of water and, like all living creatures on our planet, we would wither and die without it.
Assessment of IFAD’s policy impact in Asia
IFAD understands that projects alone cannot eradicate rural poverty or generate rural transformation because, inevitably, they reach a limited number of people.
How inclusive rural transformation will be crucial to promote sustainable and resilient societies
IFAD highlights that the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.
Empowering rural people by promoting renewable energy
Did you know that annual global energy consumption equals only the amount of energy delivered by the Sun in a single hour?
What do rural women want?
Caroline Namara, a radio journalist and social worker in the remote rural area of Bushenyi in Western Uganda, tells us what she thinks rural women want.
New challenges for the global economy
There are many reasons to be hopeful about the global economy in 2018.
Why smallholders are key in an urbanizing world
The divide between rural and urban areas is smaller than ever before.
Why does IFAD's 11th Replenishment matter?
Since approving the Fund's first projects in 1978, IFAD’s members have assembled periodically to review its operations, provide guidance for the future, and replenish the financial resources.
To tackle climate change, we need to invest in smallholder farmers
The U.N.’s annual climate talks have increasingly become an expo of competing environmental priorities.
Sustainable incentives: how not to eat the planet
More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources.
UN Reform: Is IFAD prepared?
The bold 2030 Agenda for humanity will require equally bold changes in the UN development system. How is IFAD preparing to meet the challenge of reform?
Who will feed a hungry world?
The future of our food systems depend on smart investments in agriculture that will both increase food production and also provide decent jobs for rural youth around the world.