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COP26: Pastoralists and rural entrepreneurs from Asia and Africa amongst speakers at IFAD Pavillion

Pastoralists and young rural entrepreneurs from six different Asian and African countries will be at COP26 in person to share their experiences in managing their ecosystems and to advocate for investments to stimulate green jobs and climate adaptation.

Highlights from COP26 - Wednesday 3 November

It’s the first day at the IFAD Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, and we’ve come together with thousands of activists, world leaders and representatives of businesses and civil society from around the world to talk about the greatest challenge we face: how to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

At COP26, IFAD spotlights the impact of climate change on small-scale farmers with an innovative virtual visit to Bangladesh

IFAD highlighted the impact of climate change on small-scale farmers at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change currently underway in Glasgow, UK, through a virtual visit to Bangladesh, where the country’s poorest small-scale farmers spoke about the projects and practices that are helping them adapt.

Bringing the benefits of agricultural insurance to smallholders in Viet Nam: Building awareness and understanding

Between sowing their seeds and selling their harvest, smallholder farmers in developing countries face a multitude of potentially devastating risks. In Viet Nam, as in countries around the world, many of the most severe threats are climate-related, including storms, floods, excessive heat, frost and drought.

Protecting homes and livelihoods in Bangladesh’s Haor Basin

On one terrible day four years ago, Anjuli Rani Das’s life was swept away before her eyes. A flash flood engulfed her small duck farm, washing away everything she had worked for in the past years.

Honduras and IFAD will work together to foster resilient small agriculture

The Government of Honduras and IFAD, the UN agency for rural development, agreed today in Glasgow to work together to access Green Climate Fund (GCF) financing to promote small-scale climate-smart agriculture in the country.

Climate change adaptation programme can help an additional 10 million vulnerable people in Asia and Pacific says new IFAD report

Climate-related hazards are intensifying in the Asia Pacific region, disproportionately affecting vulnerable rural communities. Policymakers must prioritise climate resilience and adaptation measures in order to protect rural communities from losing economic advancements according to a new report released today by IFAD.

IFAD goes to COP26 – Putting rural small-scale farmers at the centre of global climate negotiations

From 31 October, world leaders, experts, and climate activists from across the world will gather in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26, the biggest climate conference since the Paris Accords. IFAD will be there, calling for greater investments in climate adaptation – and we will be giving the floor to rural small-scale producers to share their own experiences and solutions.

Why climate finance matters: Your questions answered

Climate finance is complicated, and we get a lot of questions about everything it entails. We’ve put together some answers to the ones we receive most often.

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