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Planting seeds in the new normal: Rural women in Pakistan amid COVID-19

In rural Pakistan, women are important partners in agricultural development. They perform a variety of crucial tasks, including weeding and tilling land, planting seeds, collecting farmyard manure and harvesting. They are also responsible for cleaning, drying and storing grains.

Balancing the Pandemic, Biodiversity and Farming - Episode 8

In this month’s programme, we explore how to maintain a balance between battling COVID-19 and promoting farming and biodiversity.

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, commitment to sustainable agriculture is more important than ever

This year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature.”

In Brazil, a “quiet revolution” for rural women makes the invisible visible

In north-eastern Brazil, as in so many other places, rural women's work is often invisible. But a revolution is taking place – and IFAD is a part of it.

Bees, biodiversity and COVID-19 - World Bee Day

Bees support countless ecosystems, bolster biodiversity, anchor food chains and help ensure humans’ agricultural security. Not bad for insects no bigger than a paperclip.

Fast and flexible: IFAD’s first successful project restructuring protects smallholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted agricultural and food systems around the world, along with the livelihoods and food security of the poorest rural communities – precisely the groups of people whom IFAD concentrates its efforts on.

Stay at home! Savings, contingencies and electronic wallet use

Without initially knowing it, last year more than 13,000 young women in Colombia began to prepare for the current economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor

Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the continent looks like it could be the worst hit.

Five ways organizations can help countries build agile and inclusive responses to COVID-19

How can we enhance local capacity to respond to this emergency in an agile and inclusive manner?

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