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Colombia: Rebuilding lives and businesses in post-conflict rural areas

Colombia is a country rich in natural resources and diverse communities. But in small towns and across the countryside, many families remain poor.

El FIDA invertirá USD 554 millones para apoyar la recuperación de la agricultura familiar en América Latina y el Caribe tras el impacto de la COVID-19

El FIDA destinará USD 554 millones de dólares para sostener la agricultura familiar en América Latina y el Caribe durante la crisis de la COVID-19 y para contribuir a su recuperación y modernización una vez el impacto de la pandemia haya pasado.

No ordinary solution: Afro-Colombian ingenuity in the fight against COVID-19

The story of the Afro-Colombian community has always been one of resilience. Historically, this group has faced the country’s highest rates of poverty and food insecurity, and has lacked access to many basic services.

The making of a turning point: A rural Chinese women’s cooperative joins the COVID-19 fight

In 2016, the IFAD-funded YARIP project had partnered with the Qujing Zhanyi District Women’s Federation to transform traditional embroidery art into a new source of income and employment. Qujing, located in the ethnically diverse Yunnan province, is home to the Yi, an ethnic group with a population of about 300,000.

Before and during COVID-19, an e-voucher initiative makes a difference for Kenyan farmers

Victoria Muteti, a 44-year old farmer living in Kenya’s Makueni County, has many reasons to be satisfied. In January 2020, she was able to harvest more than 2,500 kilograms of sorghum from her 2.5-acre farm – far more than the 1,000 kg she harvested in 2019.

Tracking the implementation and impact of the Uganda Yield Fund: A groundbreaking M&E system for a groundbreaking fund

We are in the middle of a shift in how development is financed. Impact investing is on the rise.

When they came home: Migration and responses to COVID-19 in India

With most of the world sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ILO estimates that about 2.7 billion people are currently affected by workplace closures.

Small-scale farmers can help build resilient food systems in a post–COVID-19 world

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 820 million people were living in hunger. Tens of millions more will join them if we do not take the right actions, and quickly.

Chef Bela Gil’s pesto-millet balls: A lockdown-friendly recipe

We’ve been asking our Recipes for Change chefs to tell us how they are adapting to life during the coronavirus pandemic – and to share a delicious recipe that can be made with basic cupboard ingredients.

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