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From the field to our plates, rural people are transforming food systems

Our food systems need to change. Around the world, small-scale farmers, fishers and rural producers are already leading the transformation – here’s how.

Lifelong hobbies become lifelines for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Since 2011, over 700,000 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into Jordan. Here, both refugees and host communities in rural areas frequently struggle with poverty as water scarcity, feed shortage and rangeland degradation make farming a challenge. Meet three refugees that IFAD is helping to face these challenges.

Encouraging young women in business in Tunisia

Hayet has a university degree but, like one third of young rural women in Tunisia, she could not find a job and had no means of earning an income.

A growing number of the world’s poorest countries are first to step up support to IFAD in fight to reduce hunger and poverty

As world leaders prepare for the New Global Financing Pact Summit in Paris this week, some of the world’s poorest countries are stepping up their support to IFAD - an indication of the serious impact that climate catastrophes, inflation and persistent hunger have and the long-term benefits of agricultural development in building resilient rural economies.

G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting: IFAD President Alvaro Lario advocates for increased investment in rural transformation, reaffirms partnership with India

Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, made a strong pitch for increased investment in small-scale farmers and rural communities at the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting in Hyderabad, India, from 15-17 June.

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