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IFAD leads on sustainable farming on World Water Day

On World Water Day 2018, a new report released by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that sustainable investment in freshwater ecosystems in developing countries helps farmers reduce the impact from floods, droughts and water pollution.

10 ways in which ICTs can transform the lives of rural women

What is the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), media and digital technologies in empowering women and girls? Rural women make significant contributions to their communities in a variety of ways.

Sudan: Seed money

Rural women are the poorest of the poor in Sudan. Access to education is severly limited and they often have little say in the running of their families or communities.

Development experts to discuss impacts of climate change on water resources in Pakistan at one-day seminar

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Pakistan will convene a one-day seminar in Islamabad today to exchange knowledge on innovative climate change adaptation and mitigation practices that rural communities...

How public-private-producer-partnerships are transforming agriculture in Tanzania

Saada and Jerard are two young half-siblings, who were reunited through agriculture. Jerard was raised by his father in Iringa, a transport-hub in central Tanzania.

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women's economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at IFAD on 8 March, International Women’s Day.

Radio and mobile phones bring life-changing solutions to rural women

As thousands of farmers in central Tanzania battle with long spells of dry weather and erratic rainfall, with little hope of feeding their families, Juliana Yusuph is no longer worried.

Sweden strengthens partnership to accelerate economic empowerment for rural women

Recognizing the multiplying effects of investing in rural women, the Swedish Government – through its development agency Sida – announced a US$5 million commitment to the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE).

This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset

“I’m using everything now,” says Samuel Gachau Kimani, showing off the biogas digester on his farm in Kirura, Kenya, north of Nairobi.

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