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Member States to nominate candidates for next IFAD President

IFAD today announced a call to its 177 Member States to nominate candidates for the Fund’s next President.  

Meet some of the women leading sustainable development around the world

Sustainable development can only be achieved with the contributions of rural women, yet they face many challenges. Let’s meet three women who have transformed their lives with the help of the JP RWEE initiative.

Building a bay, one oyster at a time: A conversation with Chef Rob Rubba

“At the end of the day, restaurants are a luxury, but having food is a right. Everyone should have access to food.”

Putting Nature at the Heart of Farming - Episode 30

This month’s episode is all about biodiversity and agriculture.

IFAD-funded project to combat climate change, increase staple food production and enhance Bolivia’s food security

IFAD and the Government of Bolivia have signed a financing agreement that initiates the implementation of the ACCESOS Rural Project. This rural development intervention will help Bolivian small-scale farmers counter the great impact of climate change on the country’s rural areas to increase staple food production, thus enhancing food security.

IFAD discusses COP27 preparations with the Egyptian government

IFAD’s Associate Vice-President for Strategy and Knowledge Jyotsna Puri visited Egypt last week, where she met with the Egyptian government, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt, representatives and beneficiaries of IFAD's projects, as well as local media. Dina Saleh, Regional Director of the Near East, North Africa and Europe Division, accompanied her during the visit.

Recipes for Change: Sri Lanka - Polos Curry

In Sri Lanka, the climate crisis is causing rising temperatures, increasingly extreme weather events and variable precipitation patterns are harming agricultural productivity and food security. Through the Smallholder Agribusiness Partnership Programme, IFAD offers solutions for rural people, including promoting jackfruit among smallholder farmers because of its high value and resilience.

Is the grass always greener where it rains?

Groundwater depletion continues to be a challenge for small-scale farmers in the NENA region, despite the existence of water-saving technologies. Now, a new study is shedding light on ways farmers can improve their water efficiency – and where they can turn for help.

Groundwater can help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change, if it’s used sustainably

If groundwater is used carefully, it can be used by small-scale farmers to grow the crops they need to feed their families and build livelihoods in areas that are strongly affected by climate change.

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