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Transformando los Sistemas Alimentarios para Fomentar la Prosperidad Rural
La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) será la sede el próximo lunes 13 de junio del lanzamiento regional en América Latina y el Caribe del Informe sobre Desarrollo Rural del FIDA.
Recipes for Change: Lentil and sorghum curry with flatbread (liphaphatha)
This dish is Chef Ska Moteane’s take on a traditional Lesotho recipe. It combines sorghum, a drought-tolerant crop grown in Lesotho, with lentils, a legume that takes well to the country’s cold highland villages, and adds a burst of nutrient-packed vegetables and fragrant curry spices.
IFAD and Youcheng Foundation commit to rural revitalization in China
IFAD and the Youcheng Foundation for Poverty Alleviation signed a letter of intent today, outlining their collaboration and joint commitment to promote rural revitalization.
IFAD-funded project to help smallholder farmers make the transition to agroecology in Argentina
IFAD, the Government of Argentina and FONPLATA Development Bank have launched a new rural development project to help smallholder farmers transition to more resilient agroecology-based production while also taking advantage of digital technologies to improve their livelihoods and income.
Recipes for Change: Butternut squash, spinach & black-eyed peas with fonio
A stew made with sustainable ingredients is comfort food at its best: good for you and good for the planet. This stew, presented by Chef Pierre Thiam, is inspired by ingredients from his childhood in Senegal. It features black-eyed peas (also known as cow peas), a central cultural element of West African cuisines.
IFAD’s bond issuance marks milestone, connecting capital markets to rural poor around the world
IFAD today issued its first sustainable development bond with Folksam, a leading insurance and pension fund in Sweden investing in a US$100 million bond.
IFAD opens regional office to better serve the small-scale farmers in East and Southern Africa
IFAD today officially opened its East and Southern Africa regional office to help the institution meet its goal of reducing hunger and poverty.
Brazil’s semi-arid region is full of life
Brazil’s north-eastern semi-arid region, known as sertão, is a land rich in culture and enchanting landscapes, but the harsh climate and lack of water make it difficult to earn a living here. However, over recent decades, modern ingenuity has combined with traditional mutual aid systems to help communities make the most of the region’s natural resources.
La iniciativa “Anfitriones para la Paz” crea oportunidades para jóvenes rurales en gastronomía, agricultura y turismo, dinamizando y revalorizando los territorios.
“Anfitriones para la Paz” es una de las iniciativas puesta en marcha por el proyecto Puentes/Rural for Young People, que crea empleo y oportunidades económicas para casi 5.000 jóvenes de entre 16 y 35 años de las zonas rurales y peri-urbanas de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras.
Recipes for Change: Pasta, potatoes & asparagus
For Chef Bowerman, this recipe is all about buying locally and working with the local ecosystem. It features anchovies – a favourite in her native Italy, and widely available all over the world – blended with rich, hearty pasta and potato.
IFAD and Government of Uttarakhand partner to double rural incomes and build climate resilience in the state
IFAD and the Government of India signed a US$ 105 million financing agreement last week for a project in the northern state of Uttarakhand that aims to double rural incomes, reaching over half a million families across the state. It will do this by supporting smallholder farmers, agricultural labourers, and micro and small agribusinesses to start and expand competitive businesses and focus on food production that is climate-resilient.
Grant-based development interventions are worth it. But how – and when?
Conventional wisdom has long held that giving grants to small-scale farmers produces temporary gains at best. But recently, our research into a grants-based intervention employed by PRICE, an IFAD-funded initiative in Rwanda, found benefits that have lasted for five years and counting.
More climate finance in support of small-scale farmers is urgently needed, warns IFAD at Stockholm+50
Boosting investments to help small-scale farmers adapt to the impacts of the climate crisis is more urgent than ever, warned IFAD at the United Nations Conference Stockholm+50.
The people of Bangladesh are resilient, but without urgent climate action, the future of this fascinating country is uncertain
Journalist and documentary maker Qasa Alom recently visited Bangladesh with IFAD. He reflects on how climate change is affecting its people and what IFAD is doing to support them.
It’s been 50 years since the first Stockholm Conference. What have leaders done to protect our planet since?
In June 1972, members of the United Nations gathered in Stockholm for the first-ever conference on protecting the environment. Fifty years later, global leaders are returning to where it all began to decide where we go from here.
What is life like for farmers on Moldova’s border with Ukraine?
On Moldova’s border with Ukraine, the resilience of rural farmers is being put to the test due to the spill over effects from the war.
Insects to Feed the World – Episode 32
This month's episode focuses on the use of insects to feed the world – both as food for humans and feed for livestock.
The need for better donor coordination: Building long-term resilience against food systems crises
These days, it feels like the vulnerability of the world’s food systems is on full display. As I watch the current situation unfold, I’ve been reflecting on the need for multilateralism and donor coordination to help the world overcome this emergency.
IFAD-funded project to create opportunities of employment and economic inclusion for rural youth in the Dominican Republic
IFAD and the Government of the Dominican Republic signed a financing agreement yesterday that will support the implementation of the Productive Inclusion and Resilience of Poor Rural Youth Project (PRORURAL Joven). This rural development operation aims to improve opportunities for rural youth to access jobs and establish businesses, and to build resilience among them and their families to climate, social and economic shocks and stresses.
“Why shouldn’t people eat bugs?”: A conversation with Chef Yoon
We sat down with Chef Joseph Yoon to learn more about edible insects: their health benefits, their potential as a method for fighting climate change, and even – for those who are tempted – how to start incorporating them into your cooking.