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What we can do to support farmers on the front lines of climate change

Each of the world’s agricultural production systems had millennia to adapt to local climatic conditions, especially in terms of temperature and rainfall.

A future for students with water, vegetables and roses

In Kenya’s Nyeri county, sustainable water system technologies have substantially improved the lives of students, staff and surrounding communities and have opened up a brighter future for many.

Mali and IFAD develop a new strategic programme to meet the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the face of climate change

The Government of Mali and IFAD held a workshop in Bamako on 5 March 2020 to prepare a new results-based country strategic opportunities programme (RB-COSOP) for the period 2020-2024.

The potential impact of COVID-19 on SDG 2 (food security) – in China and globally

Last week’s OECD Interim Economic Outlook confirmed, as predictable, that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on China’s and the rest of the world’s economy is going to be extremely severe.

Recipes for Change: Dhindo – corn flour purée with nettle leaf curry and pickled tomatoes – Nepal

Climate change is contributing to increasing temperatures and droughts in Nepal, where corn and tomatoes are a staple food.

Scaling-out gender transformation for climate change

Development approaches must address structural barriers and power imbalances for women and other marginalized groups to adapt to climate change.

Djibouti’s “mother counsellors” are agents of change

They guide women through all the steps of caring for a child – from conception and pregnancy to birth and the critical first years of a child’s life. Although this description might call to mind doctors, nurses or specialised health workers, it also includes another category of care provider that must not be overlooked – mother counsellors.

Rethinking government support to farmers

It is becoming increasingly clear that the ways in which we produce, market and consume food need to be reconciled with environmental, economic and social sustainability.

India - economic and social empowerment for one million women

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, IFAD has highlighted the role community organizations have played in empowering one million women to fully participate in economic, political and social life in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

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