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Targeting at IFAD - Focusing efforts to create opportunities for rural poor people
To improve its contribution to the 2030 SDGs Agenda of eradicating poverty in all its forms and in line with the Leave No One Behind framework, IFAD has committed to improve its targeting performance.
Making sure rural communities won't be left behind in the response to COVID-19
Whenever crisis strikes, it is invariably the poor and the vulnerable who suffer most. In many cases, they are directly affected by crisis; in other cases, their lives are made harder by the economic consequences. Often it is both. We have seen this time and time again.
Recipes For Change: Chef Bowerman’s take on cooking from home under lockdown
As the world adjusts to life with COVID-19, we’re asking our Recipes for Change chefs to share some world-class recipes that you can make with ingredients you’ve already got in your home cupboard. Michelin-starred Chef Cristina Bowerman shares two simple and nutritious recipes involving chickpeas.
Don’t allow the coronavirus to open up another front
What started as a health crisis could turn into a food crisis unless we take measures now. Preventing a food crisis is key to maintaining the strength to fight back.
Changing lives in times of uncertainty: how innovative agriculture builds resilience
As countries prepare for the pandemic the mandate of a rural development organization may seem to some not particularly relevant to the current crisis.
Serving the rural poor in the time of physical distancing: Staying safe, well – and connected
It has been three weeks since COVID-19 has drastically altered the daily lives of IFAD staff headquartered in Rome and stationed around the world.
Indigenous Peoples in the Farming Front Seat - Episode 5
In IFAD's Podcast Episode 5, we’re focusing on indigenous peoples and the challenges they face when it comes to agriculture.
What we can do to support farmers on the front lines of climate change
Each of the world’s agricultural production systems had millennia to adapt to local climatic conditions, especially in terms of temperature and rainfall.
A future for students with water, vegetables and roses
In Kenya’s Nyeri county, sustainable water system technologies have substantially improved the lives of students, staff and surrounding communities and have opened up a brighter future for many.
Mali and IFAD develop a new strategic programme to meet the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the face of climate change
The Government of Mali and IFAD held a workshop in Bamako on 5 March 2020 to prepare a new results-based country strategic opportunities programme (RB-COSOP) for the period 2020-2024.
Recipes for Change: Dhindo – corn flour purée with nettle leaf curry and pickled tomatoes – Nepal
Climate change is contributing to increasing temperatures and droughts in Nepal, where corn and tomatoes are a staple food.
Scaling-out gender transformation for climate change
Development approaches must address structural barriers and power imbalances for women and other marginalized groups to adapt to climate change.
Djibouti’s “mother counsellors” are agents of change
They guide women through all the steps of caring for a child – from conception and pregnancy to birth and the critical first years of a child’s life. Although this description might call to mind doctors, nurses or specialised health workers, it also includes another category of care provider that must not be overlooked – mother counsellors.
Securing sustainable food systems hinges on gender equality
The three United Nations' Rome-based agencies dedicated to food and agriculture called today for bolder action to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in the agricultural sector and beyond.
India - economic and social empowerment for one million women
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, IFAD has highlighted the role community organizations have played in empowering one million women to fully participate in economic, political and social life in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
El FIDA invita a los jóvenes de América Latina y el Caribe a postular al Premio a la Innovación Juvenil Rural
El FIDA ha lanzado el Premio a la Innovación Juvenil Rural el cual busca impulsar y fortalecer las capacidades de los jóvenes rurales de América Latina y el Caribe y promover las oportunidades generadas por jóvenes que ya están cambiando el mundo rural en la región.