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Call for proposals: IFAD grant financing to implement a project on "Delivering Extension Services to the Last-Mile: Improving smallholders' access to innovation and pluralistic, demand-driven extension services"

This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on ‘Delivering Extension Services to the Last-Mile: Improving smallholders' access to innovation and pluralistic, demand-driven extension services’ .

Tools for the trade to reach new markets in Manila

Roland’s workshop sits by the side of the road, a large wooden structure from which the sounds of a lathe and a hammer emerge from time to time. In the garden, two teenagers are stripping dried palm leaves into fibre, which a woman is wrapping around a knife handle.

Independent evaluation shows that IFAD's support to Angola has helped small farmers to improve their livelihoods

Development projects supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to improve the productivity and production of main staple crops, which enabled households participating in the projects to move beyond subsistence farming, according to the findings of a new evaluation report presented today in Luanda.

Call for papers - IFAD Journal of Law and Rural Development

The IFAD Journal of Law and Rural Development invites you to submit papers for the third issue of the Journal, which will be published in Spring 2019. The topic of the third issue will be the relationship between youth, migration and rural development. Articles do not need to focus solely on legal issues, and articles on other relevant topics will also be considered. The deadline for receipt of draft articles is 30 September 2018.

The miracle of beekeeping

Beekeeping can be an essential lifeline for smallholders and subsistence farmers in rural areas to generate income. Bees are well known for honey production, but they also provide other marketable products, such as pollen, propolis, royal jelly, venom, queens and their larvae.

New opportunity for Angolan smallholder farmers to boost food security and be more resilient to climate change

A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Angola, will boost food and nutrition security among some 8,000 Angolan rural households in Benguela, Cunene and Huila provinces.

Ecuador: El Airo's people want to stay in El Airo

Talking about the roya (coffee rust) epidemic in El Airo, a rural community in southern Loja province in Ecuador, brings back bad memories to the minds of local coffee growers. In 2010 and 2011, this fungus devastated coffee plants all over the province, plunging farming families into poverty and forcing many of them to leave.

Presentation of the results of the first evaluation of the activities and investments of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Angola

The Angolan government and IFAD are presenting an analysis of the achievements in their fight against rural poverty and the challenges that lie ahead in the country.

Family farming is key to better diets and better lives in Guinea

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Guinea signed a new financial agreement today, which will help more than 65,000 rural households raise their incomes, improve their diets and increase their ability to deal with climate change.

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