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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary investments in long-term rural development and food sovereignty says UN leader ahead of Davos

Ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in Davos next week, Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD, warns of the urgent need to invest at speed and scale in long-term rural development to prevent recurring food crises and end hunger and poverty.

The Tunisian woman who weaved her way to a better life

In rural Tunisia women are breaking free of gender norms and building successful businesses to provide for their families.

Fish farming brings prosperity in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao farmers are working hand in hand with IFAD to change rural fortunes through fish farming.

2022: Resilience in the face of adversity

As we near the end of 2022, IFAD looks back on some of the themes that defined a year of dramatic change.

Putting our money where our mouth is – Episode 39

First up, we’d like to introduce you to IFAD’s new President, Alvaro Lario, who tells us about his plans for the agency.

Three innovative farming solutions made possible through South-South and Triangular Cooperation

The importance of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation and three ways it changed the lives of smallholder farmers.

Cape Verde: digital remittances have the potential to boost rural development, says IFAD report

A new country diagnostic report by IFAD, funded by the European Union, identifies the hidden potential of using digital remittances, the money sent home by its migrant workers through digital means, to boost overall socio-economic development in Cape Verde.

Lasting traditions: How Dao healers are custodians of indigenous knowledge and the natural environment

In Viet Nam the Dao people treat ailments with local herbs, forest products and generational knowledge.

Rural people in crisis: The latest news from IFAD

Rural people are still paying the highest price for the rise in food, fertilizer and fuel costs. The Crisis Response Initiative was set up as part of IFAD's ongoing efforts to build rural people's resilience to these shocks. Here are selected highlights on the crisis from our teams in the field.

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