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Recipes for Change: Chef Lance Seeto’s homemade chicken, ginger and greens soup
IFAD’s Recipes for Change chefs are adjusting to life in a world contending with COVID-19 – and as a part of that, they’re sharing some excellent recipes that you can make with ingredients you’ve already got in your home cupboard.
IFAD announces landmark investment in impact fund helping rural SMEs
In a continuation of its efforts to help small-scale farmers and micro-, small and medium size rural enterprises in developing countries create jobs and increase incomes, IFAD announced today it will make an investment of US$9 million (€8.4 million) into the Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, a blended capital impact fund.
As Earth Day adopts a climate action theme, let’s not forget about smallholder farmers
On this day 50 years ago – the first Earth Day had just taken place – and a global movement was born.
Recovery, reactivation and resilience: Confronting COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
With half of the planet’s population locked down, the global economy brought to a halt and the number of cases reaching into the millions, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time.
Collaborating in a time of crisis: Three early takeaways from the COVID-19 response in India
The tremendous progress in reducing poverty made by India over the past 25 years could now be reversed because of the unprecedented emergency facing all of us – the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teach me how to fish and I will transform my life – and my community
Along the coastline of Mozambique, fishing boats dot the clear blue waters. For the people on these boats, their daily excursions are their livelihood – in more ways than one.
IFAD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis - protecting and enhancing rural resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic is far more than a health crisis: it is affecting societies and economies. IFPRI estimates, for example, that 140 million additional people could fall into extreme poverty this year as a result of the virus.
New IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, IFAD today committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food.
UN Goodwill Ambassadors Idris and Sabrina Elba launch appeal for IFAD’s $200 million coronavirus relief fund for rural communities
Actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Idris Elba and actress, model and activist Sabrina Dhowre Elba today launched a new global coronavirus relief fund on behalf of IFAD to prevent economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a global hunger and food crisis.
Supporting Cambodian farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cambodia has made remarkable progress and achieved lower-middle-income status - but the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to strain the entire economy.
IFAD helps shape Bangladesh’s response to the coronavirus crisis in rural areas
An IFAD team in Bangladesh provided a proposal to the Government for a certified safe transport and logistics system for movement of inputs and produce in rural areas.
IFAD-funded water system helps Kenyan students stay safe
Last month, we brought you the story of the Mukurwe-ini Technical Training Institute, a school in Kenya’s Nyeri county whose new roof water harvesting system was improving the lives of the students, staff and nearby residents. In recent days, with Kenya now affected by COVID-19, we reached out to Patrick Muchemi, principal of the Institute.
Recipes for Change: Chef Pierre Thiam shares a lockdown-friendly vegan chilli recipe
IFAD’s Recipes for Change chefs are carrying on with life under lockdown by sharing some excellent recipes that you can make with ingredients you’ve already got in your home cupboard. Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam joins us from his home in New York State with a delicious recipe for vegan chilli.
Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers
It is easy to lose sight of the big picture when called upon to act quickly in response to the human tragedy caused by COVID-19.
Driving AgriTech adoption: Insights from Southeast Asia’s farmers
By leveraging the tools that internet marketing companies have already honed to reach consumers, governments can deliver quality agronomy advice at scale.
Solidarity and flexibility: IFAD-supported artisans produce masks and hairnets to fight coronavirus in Brazil
An organization of artisan women, facing a slowdown in their work due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, has begun to make protective gear for local health care workers.
Six ways investing in rural communities makes people healthier
Malnutrition causes health problems and losses in economic productivity. Over the course of their lifetimes, malnourished individuals can earn 10 per cent less than those who are well-nourished.