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An old crop for a new crisis: how cassava helped Samoans through the pandemic

Faced with the prospect of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Samoans turned to an ancient staple to feed their families and communities.

Rising sea levels threaten Egypt's fertile plains in the Nile Delta

The Nile Delta is the breadbasket of Egypt, but climate change threatens agriculture here. IFAD is working to protect the land and improve the quality of previously infertile land. Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD colleagues, and project coordinators and participants describe how this is changing people’s lives.

Here comes the sun: solar-powered irrigation brings crops back to life in Rwanda

In rural Rwanda, solar-powered irrigation gives women farmers a sustainable alternative to time-consuming and expensive manual and diesel-powered systems.

Why ownership matters: What I learned from farmers in Kenya and Tanzania

Following a recent visit to Tanzania and Kenya, IFAD AVP, Satu Santala, shares what she learned about sustainable development from the farmers themselves.

Indigenous Peoples are protecting biodiversity, one harvest at a time

To conserve biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples use centuries-old food systems anchored in sustainable practices and unique to their native ecosystems.

No biodiversity, no farmers, no food security

With biodiversity declining to alarming levels around the world, IFAD calls upon leaders participating in the biggest global biodiversity conference in a decade starting tomorrow, to reach a robust agreement which preserves, restores and promotes biodiversity.

Germany provides EUR 30 million to IFAD’s immediate response to the global food and energy crisis

Germany has granted EUR 30 million to IFAD to support poor rural communities cope with the impacts of the global food, fertilizer and energy crisis.

There’s a whole world beneath our feet.

Healthy soil is key to the world’s food security. IFAD is helping farmers in Ethiopia shift from harmful pesticides to environmentally-friendly pest management treatments, in a bid to heal the earth beneath our feet.

How disability and the climate crisis converge

18 million persons with disabilities are expected to be displaced by climatic events by 2050, we must urgently include them in climate action—both as participants and decision makers.

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