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No place like home: Moldovan youth bring business to the countryside
Moldova’s agriculture sector is increasingly developing and modernizing. This is due both to an increased presence in lucrative markets like the European Union and to the efforts deployed by IFAD and the Government of Moldova to help restructure the sector, largely through sustained investments and financial support to small-scale farmers, to accompany this modernization.
Linking small-scale producers to markets in Lebanon
Apple season in Lebanon is much like apple season in many other parts of the world. But in Lebanon, apple growers – along with small-scale farmers of all kinds – face a number of constraints on their ability to efficiently grow and sell their crops.
Dutch funding to IFAD will help avert COVID-19 food crisis
As more people spiral into hunger and poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Netherlands has stepped up its funding to IFAD to help avert a rural food crisis.
Climate finance neglects small-scale farmers – new report
Only 1.7 per cent of climate finance – a fraction of what is needed - goes to small-scale farmers in developing countries despite their disproportionate vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, according to a report released by the IFAD and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) today.
€300 million loan from AFD to IFAD to support millions of small-scale farmers
In an effort to tackle the devastating impact of climate change on rural hunger and poverty, the French Development Agency (AFD), today signed a €300 million loan to IFAD to help small-scale farmers in high-risk countries build their resilience to shocks and increase their productivity.
Historic statement by Public Development Banks signals greater commitment to tackle global hunger and poverty
For the first time in history, today 13 Public Development Banks (PDBs) made a joint commitment to strengthen investments in food and agriculture in the context of a global pandemic and a changing climate.
Agricultural risk management: Towards long-term resilience
Risk and uncertainty intensify in the agriculture sector – especially throughout Africa.
Supporting rural women’s land rights
In many parts of the world, full participation in society – including the ability to earn an income – is still dependent on owning (or having the rights to) land.
A look at the digital technologies transforming agriculture
Agriculture has periodically been shaken up by various technological revolutions. The latest? The advent of digital technologies.