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Migration, agriculture and food systems – Understanding links to achieve better outcomes

Opportunities for migration and mobility have long influenced people's lives and livelihoods.

A day in the life of a vegetable farmer in Lesotho

Thabo Lefatle owns and runs a small vegetable farm in Lesotho’s Mafeteng district, south of the capital Maseru. He is one of 55,000 smallholder farmers in Lesotho who applied for and won public grants.

Afrobeat stars Mr Eazi and Sherrie Silver at 2019 African Green Revolution Forum to support IFAD's call for greater investment in youth and rural development

Urgent investments in agriculture and rural development from Africa's leaders are needed to create opportunities in support of the millions of young people who will soon enter the job market.

Making local crops work for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

A new framework will guide practitioners to use a broad portfolio of crop species to bring nutrition back to the table.

Restoring mangroves is saving rural communities in Gambia

Mangroves are one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play an essential role to ecological balance and community livelihoods. But in many areas across West Africa, these wildlife-rich wetlands are under threat.

Call for proposals: Grant to strengthen the supply of improved seeds and improved PPP in Central Africa (SISCA)

This is a Call for Proposals to identify the recipient of a three-year grant financed by IFAD for a total amount of up to US$3 million.

Enhancing policy dialogue on climate finance in Africa

Smallholder farmers play a vital role in food security, nutrition and economic growth in Africa, but their livelihoods are already threatened by climate change.

Achieving zero hunger means investing in small farmers

As world hunger is on the rise for the third year in a row, the UN rural development agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will host, on the side lines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), an event that examines joint strategies to increase food security and poverty reduction for farmers in Africa.

Indigenous communities in Malaysia building capacity for resilience through IPAF

The Jakun people is the largest group of the Orang Asli Indigenous Peoples of Malaysia. They have an amazing partnership between people and the forest - looking after it and using only what they need to live. But their traditional livelihoods are at risk.

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