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Interview with Recipes for Change Chef Pierre Thiam
As a chef, I believe that we have a responsibility and we should take concrete actions to tackle climate change.
New investment to commercialize small-scale farming for 300,000 Malawians
At least 300,000 highly vulnerable Malawian families will benefit from a new US$125.4 million programme that aims to increase their productivity and strengthen their market access.
Call for Expressions of Interest: Capacity Building for IFAD’s Project Procurement investment portfolio (BUILD PROC)
As part of IFAD’s recognition of well-organized, transparent and value-for-money driven project procurement as a key determinant for development effectiveness, IFAD has approved a Grant under its Global/Regional Grants Programme to address capacity gaps in public procurement in borrower/recipient countries.
Community gardens pave the way for climate-resilient agriculture in Gambia
Climate change is affecting global food systems in such a way that those who already suffer from hunger and undernutrition are also the most vulnerable to the added threats from climate change.
Productivity and incomes of small-scale farmers increased through IFAD and Nepal partnership – new report.
Rural development projects financed and supported by IFAD have contributed to increased agricultural productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers in Nepal, according to a new report presented today.
How agroecology can respond to a changing climate and benefit farmers
Current food systems are at a crossroads. There is a strong need for transforming food production and consumption patterns in a sustainable way. One where farmers adapt and build resilience to the increasing challenges from climate change and where nutritious food is available for all. Agroecology provides one solution towards this transformation.
IFAD opens Liaison Office in Riyadh to strengthen partnerships with Gulf
The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will inaugurate its first Liaison Office in the Gulf Region today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boosting incomes and protecting the environment – IFAD and Government of Peru assess achievements of joint project
Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru, and Rossana Polastri, Director of the Latin America and the Caribbean Division of IFAD, to chair the closing of the Sierra y Selva Alta Project (PSSA).
Enabling farming families to fight climate change: the key to survival
IFAD has adapted its development strategies for Viet Nam from focusing on boosting agricultural production to commercialisation and sustainability of smallholders.
Rural finance in Sierra Leone strengthened by IFAD projects – new report
Rural development projects financed and supported by IFAD expanded access to rural finance and increased agricultural production in Sierra Leone, despite the civil war (1991-2002) and Ebola epidemic (2014-2015), according to a new report released today.
Putting an end to violence against women in rural communities
On the international day for the elimination of violence against women, IFAD reaffirms its commitment to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence.
Introduction to IFAD's monthly podcast - It's all about Farms. Food. Future.
Welcome to Farms. Food. Future. A podcast that’s good for you, good for the planet and good for farmers.
Mobilizing inclusive remittances for rural development
It has long been recognized that the money remitted by migrants is used to supplement the receiving family’s income and is therefore largely spent on consumption. Only a small amount of remittances is invested in productive assets, much less saved.
Sanitation pays for itself and is the business opportunity of the decade
Water and sanitation are at the very core of sustainable development, critical to the survival of people and the planet. SDG6 not only addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, but also the quality and sustainability of water resources worldwide.
Ethiopia and IFAD to help families adapt to climate shocks in new multi-million dollar project
Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions.
Spinning yarns – Investing in wool and mohair in Lesotho
Wool and mohair form the bedrock of Lesotho’s rural economy. Producers range from smallholder farmers with small flocks, to breeders of large flocks of superior gene-quality animals. With over 1.2 million sheep and 845,000 goats there is a lot of potential to develop the industry.
Sierra Leone and IFAD to strengthen partnerships, agricultural value chains and rural finance
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone are holding a half-day workshop in Freetown to share the findings of the independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme for Sierra Leone.
IFAD calls on governments in Asia and Pacific region to invest in their rural youth
With about 60 per cent of the developing world’s rural youth living in Asian and Pacific countries, specific and effective policies and investments are urgently needed to offer them a future, according to a report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to be presented at Peking University today.
The advantage of investing in sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and coastal communities
The fisheries sector is crucial for enhancing healthy diets, as fish are a valuable source of nutrients and micronutrients.
Call for proposals: Small Fish Grant
This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a three-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Promoting sustainable technologies and marketing strategies to increase incomes and reduce food losses in small fish systems for a total amount of up to US$2.5 million.
10 ways to reduce food loss: lessons from the field
Food loss occurring after harvest and before retail sale, also termed post-harvest loss, is a key challenge in many developing countries and one that IFAD is committed to alleviate.
Mobile money: A product of choice for women to send and receive remittances
Women constitute the majority of remittance recipients globally and remittances have an impact on both women’s actual income as well as on social norms.
IFAD partnership in Bhutan reaping benefits for farmers
Most of the population of Bhutan depend on farming to make a living. However, as the climate crisis bites, this Himalayan nation is being hit by erratic rain, hailstorms and flash floods. This in turn is effecting farmers’ production.
As climate shocks intensify, UN food agencies urge more support for southern Africa's hungry people
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are calling for urgent funding to avert a major hunger crisis and for the international community to step up investment in long-term measures to combat the impact of climate shocks and build the capacity of communities and countries to withstand them.
Meeting the challenge of SDG2: The moment for action
We are just over 10 years out from the deadline to the meet the SDGs, but the goals will require a step change in the quantity and quality of financing made available.