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Rural finance in Sierra Leone strengthened by IFAD projects – new report

Rural development projects financed and supported by IFAD expanded access to rural finance and increased agricultural production in Sierra Leone, despite the civil war (1991-2002) and Ebola epidemic (2014-2015), according to a new report released today.

Farmers on the climate front line - Episode 1

This is the inaugural episode of Farms. Food. Future. In this month’s programme we will be hearing from farmers on the climate front line.

Introduction to IFAD's monthly podcast - It's all about Farms. Food. Future.

Welcome to Farms. Food. Future. A podcast that’s good for you, good for the planet and good for farmers.

Putting an end to violence against women in rural communities

On the international day for the elimination of violence against women, IFAD reaffirms its commitment to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence.

Mobilizing inclusive remittances for rural development

It has long been recognized that the money remitted by migrants is used to supplement the receiving family’s income and is therefore largely spent on consumption. Only a small amount of remittances is invested in productive assets, much less saved.

Sanitation pays for itself and is the business opportunity of the decade

Water and sanitation are at the very core of sustainable development, critical to the survival of people and the planet. SDG6 not only addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, but also the quality and sustainability of water resources worldwide.

Ethiopia and IFAD to help families adapt to climate shocks in new multi-million dollar project

Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions.

Spinning yarns – Investing in wool and mohair in Lesotho

Wool and mohair form the bedrock of Lesotho’s rural economy. Producers range from smallholder farmers with small flocks, to breeders of large flocks of superior gene-quality animals. With over 1.2 million sheep and 845,000 goats there is a lot of potential to develop the industry.

Sierra Leone and IFAD to strengthen partnerships, agricultural value chains and rural finance

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone are holding a half-day workshop in Freetown to share the findings of the independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme for Sierra Leone.

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