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UN's IFAD and the U.S. State Department help small-scale farmers to further reduce methane emissions
IFAD and the U.S. State Department announced a new partnership to support small-scale farmers in developing countries to better adapt to climate change and further reduce highly polluting methane emissions.
Saving the Amazon: The story of the indigenous women fighting climate change
In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a group of indigenous women are fighting climate change through reforestation and ancestral farming techniques.
Germany commits EUR 15 million to pay poor rural people for their work to preserve ecosystems
To support the essential contribution that rural people make to preserve ecosystems, IFAD will remunerate rural communities and small-scale producers for their environmental work through a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) projects. Today at COP27 Germany pledged to contribute to the project by providing an additional EUR 15 million to IFAD's Enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+).
Cooking at the top of the world: A family in Nepal share their story of climate resilience with Meteorologist Clare Nasir
Meteorologist Clare Nasir travels to Nepal where she shares a homecooked meal with a local family and discovers how rural farming communities are adapting to the threat of climate change.
IFAD President Alvaro Lario and Indonesia’s Minister Of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo Confirm Support to Small-Scale Farmers and Rural Communities
IFAD President Alvaro Lario met Indonesia’s Minister for Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo today to deepen the successful partnership between the Republic of Indonesia and IFAD in securing decent lives and livelihoods for small-scale farmers.
Small-scale farmers are vital to feeding West and Central Africa and transforming food systems
On 16 November 2022, IFAD will convene policy-makers, development practitioners, rural producers and farmers organizations at its second Farmers Forum in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire to explore opportunities to strengthen partnerships between them. Together, they can work jointly for sustainable transformation of food systems and food security.
European Investment Bank confirms EUR 500 million loan to IFAD to invest in global food security
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and IFAD have signed their first financial agreement today. The EIB will lend IFAD EUR 500 million in support of IFAD’s programme of targeted loans that aim to improve food security and reduce poverty in rural areas. The new EIB financing will strengthen IFAD’s urgent response to assist small-scale farmers to adapt to climate change and cope with the current global food, fertiliser, and fuel crisis.
Mind the Gap: Climate adaptation is falling far short of needs
To respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening around us every day, we urgently need to invest in climate adaptation. UNEP’s Adaptation Gap Report identifies the gap between where we are and where we need to be. Jo Puri shares her impressions on what this year’s report reveals.
Adapt or starve: Press conference with IFAD Goodwill Ambassador Sabrina Dhowre Elba at COP 27
As climate negotiations enter a second week of crucial discussions at COP27 in Egypt, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD Goodwill Ambassador, shines a spotlight on the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and advocates for increased investments to help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change.