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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.
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.
Why we should care about vulnerable coastal communities
Approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast, and overall the world’s coastal population is increasing fast.
Let's give smallholder livestock farmers of the developing world a chance
In developed countries, many people are cutting their meat consumption driven by health or animal welfare concerns or a wish to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Rethinking mobility - how to respond to opportunities in a changing world
Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts.
What does the evidence say about the expected benefits of rural land tenure security?
Improving farmers' land tenure security is expected to have many economic, social and environmental benefits.
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.