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IFAD and Indonesia to tackle rural poverty issues at high-level Indonesia-Pacific Forum

Agriculture ministers and high-level government representatives from Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu are attending the Indonesia-Pacific Forum today at the Grand Hyatt, Jakarta, to discuss rural development gains and rural poverty challenges in the region. International development experts and partners will also participate. The event is hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Ministry for National Development Planning and the Ministry of Finance, Indonesia.

Searching for a better way to farm

With her granddaughter in hand, Ruth Stephen Chileshe proudly shows off the large iron-roofed brick house she recently built selling maize, cassava, beans and ground nuts from her small farm in rural Zambia. Only 10 meters down the pathway stands the remnants of her old and much smaller home.

As hunger threat grows across Africa, IFAD President visits Japan this week to strengthen work in the affected region

Gilbert Houngbo, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will travel to Japan this week to meet with senior officials at the Foreign Affairs, Finance and Agriculture ministries to discuss ways to strengthen their shared work to reduce poverty while increasing food and nutrition security in Africa.

Rural poor people in Madagascar strengthen resilience through land tenure

In western Madagascar, IFAD-supported projects have been helping people in rural areas gain legal rights to their land – a key tactic in the fight against poverty.

Boosting nutrition one TV show at a time in Laos

In rural communities in northern Laos, an IFAD supported programme is using a television soap opera to help tackle extreme poverty and malnutrition.

Almonds and apricots flower on once-barren land

Family farmers in the West Bank are growing high value crops such as almonds and apricots on once-barren hillsides, seeing their incomes rise by 80 per cent or more. About 36,000 people have taken part in an IFAD-funded natural resource management programme, which prioritized terracing, fencing, irrigation, rock removal and other techniques to reclaim and rehabilitate land.

Reducing rice imports helps smallholder farmers in Nigeria

An IFAD-supported programme in Nigeria is helping to reduce dependence on imported rice and strengthening the access of smallholder farmers to local markets.

Inclusive rural transformation is a central pillar to eliminate poverty in Brazil, says IFAD report

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Native fruits fuel rural development in Brazil

Wild and local fruits, such as umbu (Spondias tuberosa), passionfruit and guava, are fuelling the growth of a prosperous cooperative led by women in a remote area of north-eastern Brazil.

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