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Recipes for Change: Lentil and sorghum curry with flatbread (liphaphatha)
This dish is Chef Ska Moteane’s take on a traditional Lesotho recipe. It combines sorghum, a drought-tolerant crop grown in Lesotho, with lentils, a legume that takes well to the country’s cold highland villages, and adds a burst of nutrient-packed vegetables and fragrant curry spices.
IFAD and Youcheng Foundation commit to rural revitalization in China
IFAD and the Youcheng Foundation for Poverty Alleviation signed a letter of intent today, outlining their collaboration and joint commitment to promote rural revitalization.
IFAD-funded project to help smallholder farmers make the transition to agroecology in Argentina
IFAD, the Government of Argentina and FONPLATA Development Bank have launched a new rural development project to help smallholder farmers transition to more resilient agroecology-based production while also taking advantage of digital technologies to improve their livelihoods and income.
Recipes for Change: Butternut squash, spinach & black-eyed peas with fonio
A stew made with sustainable ingredients is comfort food at its best: good for you and good for the planet. This stew, presented by Chef Pierre Thiam, is inspired by ingredients from his childhood in Senegal. It features black-eyed peas (also known as cow peas), a central cultural element of West African cuisines.
IFAD’s bond issuance marks milestone, connecting capital markets to rural poor around the world
IFAD today issued its first sustainable development bond with Folksam, a leading insurance and pension fund in Sweden investing in a US$100 million bond.
IFAD opens regional office to better serve the small-scale farmers in East and Southern Africa
IFAD today officially opened its East and Southern Africa regional office to help the institution meet its goal of reducing hunger and poverty.
Brazil’s semi-arid region is full of life
Brazil’s north-eastern semi-arid region, known as sertão, is a land rich in culture and enchanting landscapes, but the harsh climate and lack of water make it difficult to earn a living here. However, over recent decades, modern ingenuity has combined with traditional mutual aid systems to help communities make the most of the region’s natural resources.
La iniciativa “Anfitriones para la Paz” crea oportunidades para jóvenes rurales en gastronomía, agricultura y turismo, dinamizando y revalorizando los territorios.
“Anfitriones para la Paz” es una de las iniciativas puesta en marcha por el proyecto Puentes/Rural for Young People, que crea empleo y oportunidades económicas para casi 5.000 jóvenes de entre 16 y 35 años de las zonas rurales y peri-urbanas de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras.