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Harvesting equality in rural households - Episode 49

Rural women are at the heart of agriculture – yet they’ve less resources, time and decision-making power than men. So how does IFAD combat gender inequality in rural communities?

Investing in a better future: West and Central Africa

West and Central Africa is as intricate as it is vast. We sat down with Regional Director, Bernard Mwinyel Hien, to better understand the region’s strengths and challenges.

Los agricultores en pequeña escala son actores fundamentales en la solución al cambio climático, asegura el FIDA

“Los productores agropecuarios en pequeña escala están particularmente expuestos a los efectos del calentamiento global y son actores fundamentales en la solución a la crisis climática”, señaló Juan Carlos Mendoza, Director de la División de Ambiente, Clima, Género e Inclusión Social del FIDA.

One million people to build climate resilience: new IFAD-Brazil agreement

As Brazil redoubles its efforts to combat poverty and hunger, IFAD and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) signed a new financing agreement today to strengthen the resilience of one million people in rural areas of the Sertão, Brazil's semi-arid and highly vulnerable region in the Northeast of the country.

A healthy diet for a healthy people in Laos

IFAD is working to tackle malnutrition and food security in Laos. Find out how the Agriculture for Nutrition Programme has improved the diets of rural communities across northern parts of the country.

IFAD and Viet Nam celebrate 30 years of partnership to improve rural lives

Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam praised the long-standing collaboration between IFAD and the Government of Viet Nam to transform rural lives and livelihoods in the country.

IFAD and Grow Asia to support farmers with digital tools to modernize agriculture in Southeast Asia

IFAD and Grow Asia launched the Smallholder Economic Empowerment through Digital Solutions project with financial support from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs today.

IFAD investment in Guyana’s hinterland is contributing to rural development and social innovation

IFAD is contributing to rural development and social innovation in Guyana’s hinterland.

Everyone wins with school meals

Find out how small-scale farmers can get locally grown food to the children who need it, when they need it, while earning a decent income and supporting their families and communities.

More food with every drop

Water is key to food and agriculture, but with many parts of the world increasingly affected by water scarcity, it’s critical that we use it wisely. Luckily, small-scale farmers are up to the challenge.

Rural women rising: Investing today for tomorrow’s sustainable future

On International Rural Women's Day, we recognise the tremendous strength of rural women and girls across the globe. These women and girls, the backbone of our rural communities, are not just farmers, entrepreneurs, and caregivers; they are the very heartbeat of the land they nurture and the families they sustain.

IFAD launches #Sing4RuralWomen social media challenge on Rural Women's Day

In celebration of Rural Women's Day on 15 October, IFAD has collaborated with the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir (SGC) to launch the #Sing4RuralWomen social media challenge. Through a new song composed by IFAD’s Carlo Ladd, and interpreted by SGC, this initiative aims to celebrate the pivotal role played by rural women worldwide and raise awareness through music and dance on social media.

Cerca de 4 000 jóvenes rurales de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras mejoran sus medios de vida con el impulso del FIDA

Cerca de 4 000 jóvenes de áreas rurales y periurbanas en Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras han mejorado sus medios de vida tras su participación en un proyecto de desarrollo rural para jóvenes financiado y promovido por el FIDA, junto a su socio estratégico ICCO Cooperación.

IFAD strengthens its investments in Morocco with a new €87 million agreement

Amid growing climate impacts and water scarcity, the Kingdom of Morocco and IFAD signed an agreement today for a new project that will improve the livelihoods and living conditions for rural people in the mountainous areas of the Oriental region and reduce their vulnerability to climate change.

Sing for Rural Women

Women are the driving force behind rural communities, yet they have less resources, time and decision-making power than men. Join us and Soweto Gospel Choir and sing for rural women so more people can hear why they matter.

With the right resources, rural women can change the world

When rural women access finance, the entire world flourishes. Find out how financially empowered women are leading the fight against climate change, achieving sustainable development and ensuring food security for their communities and the planet.

IFAD and Burkina Faso sign new financing agreement to build resilience of small-scale farmers to climate change and other shocks

Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD and Dr Aboubakar Nacanabo, Minister of Economy, Finance and Foresight of Burkina Faso, today signed a new financing agreement to further strengthen the resilience of small-scale farmers.

Thriving in Türkiye: meet the women lifting themselves out of poverty

All over the world rural women face numerous challenges that men do not. Find out how an IFAD-funded project in Türkiye is providing them with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.

Call to innovators to join innovation challenge on AI for climate resilience in rural areas

Moonshots for Development (M4D), the alliance of innovation labs and venture arms of several multilateral development banks, launched the groundbreaking AI for Climate Resilience in Rural Areas Innovation Challenge.

IFAD and Malawi to build resilience and productivity of small-scale farmers and MSMEs amid ongoing crisis

IFAD and the Government of Malawi today signed additional funding of US$57 million to increase support to small-scale farmers and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.