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Second Edition of the IFAD Latin American and Caribbean Rural Youth Innovation Award
IFAD is to hold the Second Edition of the Rural Youth Innovation Award for Latin America and the Caribbean on Thursday, 8 July at the Bogota’s EAN University.
A decade of IFAD’s inclusive rural finance programmes points to an innovative and catalytic future
The number and variety of financial services accessible to the rural poor continues to grow. A recently completed stocktake of IFAD’s rural finance programmes has identified a number of successes, plus some opportunities for further innovation.
Transforming rural agriculture through technology and innovation
Despite the African continent holding the world’s most arable land and the agricultural sector employing over half of the population, Africa is still struggling with food production and food insecurity.
IFAD and Guinea to help rural populations recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
IFAD will provide the Republic of Guinea with a grant to improve the resilience of more than 2,123 poor farming households trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, by ensuring rapid access to inputs, information, markets and cash.
G20 recognizes importance of Public Development Bank financing to tackle rural poverty and hunger, and leadership of IFAD
In the first-ever joint declaration by foreign affairs and development ministers, G20 countries today recognised the vital role Public Development Banks (PDBs) can play in filling the financing gap to sustainably tackle rural hunger and poverty, and the leadership of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in bringing them together to strengthen their long-term investments in food and agriculture.
Promoting renewable energy technologies for small-scale farmers in Cambodia
Renewable energy technologies are an increasingly important part of small-scale agriculture. IFAD’s S-RET project is bringing these technologies to farmers throughout Cambodia – and it’s recently been selected as a GEF Global Good Practice Project.
IFAD and Govt. of Maharashtra join hands to empower 1 million rural women
IFAD and the Government of Maharashtra in India launched the Nav Tejaswini programme this week.
Food Systems From Farm to Plate – Episode 21
This month’s episode is all about food systems.
Diving in on aquatic foods: IFAD investments create rural opportunities
The blue economy opens the space for IFAD to reach more rural people in the most challenging situations, and to get them out of poverty.
A win-win partnership is boosting small farmer milk production in remote Montenegro
It’s six o’clock in Mojkova, in Montenegro and a long working day starts for Sladan Minic. It is an early wintry morning, and Sladan starts to collect milk from the local dairy farmers driving around mountainous roads.
In Moldova, new frontiers for the honeybee business
Thanks to an IFAD-supported grant, Ecaterina’s honey business is taking off – and now she and her fellow entrepreneurs have a bigger market reach than ever before.
South Sudan and IFAD to boost productivity, food security and resilience of small-scale farmers faced with climate change
The South Sudan Livelihoods Resilience Project (SSLRP) will empower rural people to boost productivity, food security and nutrition, and resilience.
Taking stock of IFAD’s digital agriculture efforts in the Asia-Pacific region
Digital agriculture is an indispensable part of strengthening food systems. IFAD’s recent stocktake of our ICT interventions in the Asia-Pacific region has revealed over 50 active solutions and some critical gaps to address.
A platform to take household methodologies to scale
The Empower@Scale platform helps organizations to address the root causes of gender inequality by incorporating household methodologies (HHMs) into their projects, which address the embedded gender biases and discrimination against women at the household level.
Lack of digital infrastructure risks leaving millions of rural families in poverty – IFAD makes urgent call on International Day of Family Remittances
Despite a massive increase in migrants sending money home via digital transfers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of their rural family members struggle to access the mobile banking services which could help lift them out of poverty. The President IFAD today called for urgent investments in digital infrastructure and mobile services in developing countries to ensure rural families are not left behind.
Recipes for Change: A conversation with Chef Shane Chartrand
For over a decade, Chef Shane Chartrand has been on a personal and culinary journey: figuring out what it means to be of Cree descent and of Métis upbringing, and how to integrate that into being a professional chef living and working in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Treaty 6 territory.
Sri Lanka and IFAD partner to reduce poverty and increase food and nutrition security in the face of climate change
El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) y el Gobierno de Sri Lanka firmaron la semana pasada un convenio de financiación para poner en marcha el Proyecto de Fomento de la Resiliencia y el Desarrollo de Agronegocios de los Pequeños Agricultores.
Grass funds: Tradition meets ingenuity in Brazil’s sertão
Too many people assume Brazil’s fundo de pasto communities are relics of the past. Today, they’re at work uniting centuries-old traditions with contemporary food systems.
Livestock key to combatting climate change in Kyrgyzstan
Livestock-based food systems can be climate-friendly if managed well. A new assessment tool is helping governments calculate and predict their livestock emissions for use in their NDCs.
11 reasons why remittances are important
Every year, on 16 June, the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed to raise further awareness on the abnegation and sacrifice of migrant workers, who support their families and communities of origin through the money they send back home, particularly in these times of crisis.