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IFAD and China promote climate-resilient agriculture and reforestation in Pakistan
Climate-resilient and sustainable reforestation practices to support Pakistan's national development is the focus of a one-day seminar convened by IFAD and the governments of China and Pakistan in Islamabad today.
Helping agriculture climb the climate agenda in Madrid
Agriculture is uniquely placed to tackle climate change while reducing poverty and increasing food security. The key role of the sector has been recognised by the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA).
New microenterprise project to make farming profitable for half a million Bangladeshi families
IFAD and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh have signed an agreement to launch a project to accelerate inclusive economic growth, sustainably reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security.
IFAD and Nepal to review progress in reducing rural poverty
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD and the Government of Nepal are holding a one-day workshop to share the findings of an independent evaluation of IFAD’s operations in Nepal over the last seven years (2013-2019).
Specialised production secures better income for rural households in China
The rapid economic growth in China has brought numerous benefits, but also many challenges. Rapid urbanization, environmental vulnerability, an aging population and internal migration of young men is putting pressure on rural agricultural production systems.
Family farming, biodiversity and climate change - opportunities of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming
Agriculture is responsible for much of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, but family farmers are also responsible for promoting biodiversity and guaranteeing ecosystem services upon which agricultural activity depends.
On a mission to save the Amazon
Against the backdrop of the climate crisis, José Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, Coordinator of the Congress of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) visited IFAD in Rome, where he discussed the situation affecting the Amazon and the implications for indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and for humanity as a whole.
New Report: Investments in indigenous peoples, youth and women essential to fight climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Development projects that integrate investments in rural indigenous peoples, youth and women with measures to adapt to climate change are more likely to be successful in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report launched today by IFAD.
Morocco and IFAD to invest in smallholder farmers’ climate change resilience
A new €82.6 million agricultural development project financed by IFAD and the Government of Morocco will help 11,200 vulnerable households to increase their productivity and incomes in the face of climate change.
Recipes for Change: Moringa Leaves with Coconut from Sri Lanka
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef Rubio is in Sri Lanka to learn about moringa, a drought-resilient superfood that is helping rural households cope with the effects of climate change, increase their incomes, and improve their nutrition.
Recipes for Change: Ema Datshi & Millet Momos from Bhutan
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, is in Bhutan to find out how farmers are rediscovering traditional crops that can help them mitigate the impact that climate change is having on their staple cultivations.
Farms. Food. Future. IFAD’s new monthly podcast brings the voice of farmers in developing countries to the table.
Designed to be ‘Good for You, Good for the Planet and Good for Farmers’, IFAD’s new podcast series raises awareness on the challenges smallholder farmers face, highlighting the need to invest more in solutions focused on women and young people, environmental protection and better nutrition in the context of a changing climate.
IFAD, together with ASEAN invests in reducing transboundary haze pollution in Southeast Asia
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and ASEAN Secretariat have launched the Measurable Action for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia (MAHFSA) Programme today to reduce transboundary haze pollution and its impacts in Southeast Asia.
Farmers on the climate frontline, reducing inequalities with IFAD at COP25
Small-scale farmers in developing countries are already suffering from a changing climate they did not cause – with lower crop yields, reduced water availability, price spikes and increased food insecurity.
Interview with Recipes for Change Chef Lance Seeto
In addition to climate change, the Pacific Island communities are succumbing to modern diseases caused by a change of diet and lifestyle.