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Social media helps young rural Kenyan entrepreneurs battle the COVID-19 shutdown

Until COVID-19 hit in March, the G-Star Youth Group’s banana processing factory was buzzing with activity.

The Rural Youth Innovation Award honours young people who care about biodiversity, market access and the preservation of traditions

Rossana Polastri, Director of the Latin America and the Caribbean Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has announced the winners of the Rural Youth Innovation Award. This prize has been created by IFAD to strengthen and build the capacities of young people and to promote opportunities being created by young people who are already changing the rural landscape of the region.

The importance of data management for pastoral communities

Globally, between 200 and 500 million pastoralists manage rangelands that cover over a third of the Earth’s landmass.

Thank you, “cocoa doctors”

Chocolate comes in many different forms and varieties, but it always needs one vital ingredient: cocoa. But a decade ago, it was predicted that, by 2020, the world would have a cocoa shortfall of one million tonnes a year.

IFAD invests €77.7 million in Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity.

Indigenous knowledge – and resilience – in a COVID-19 world

It is increasingly clear that human health and our relationship with nature are inescapably intertwined. This holds true across many dimensions of health, including the potential for the transmission of disease – just as we are seeing with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Location, location, location: Why using GIS in rural development projects is fundamental

Knowing the geographic location of people or things helps us to monitor well-being and assess the impact of events.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo and IFAD partner for better nutrition and resilience for small-scale farmers facing COVID-19

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced support for a new programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to reduce poverty, increase productivity and incomes, improve food and nutrition security, and build the resilience of more than 410,000 small-scale farmers households.

The red gold of Azilal: How thyme and saffron empower women in Morocco's High Atlas

Fatima Amaguar came home from university with an idea.

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