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Debunking three myths about rural people and the environment
The world is full of misconceptions about rural people and the environment. Find out what’s true and what’s not, as we debunk three major myths.
Rural people rely on biodiversity. Here's how IFAD protects it
Biodiversity is especially important for small-scale farmers. Here’s how IFAD is further integrating it into projects all over the world.
Rural people make a beeline for prosperity
On World Bee Day, meet the pollinators buzzing to protect our planet and the rural people taking care of them.
Bigging up biodiversity – Episode 43
This month on Farms.Food.Future we immersed ourselves in the world of biodiversity, ahead of World Biodiversity Day on 22 May.
Meet the farmers fighting for our ecosystems
Ecosystems across the world are suffering huge losses. Here are three examples of how small-scale farmers are working to restore and conserve our habitats.
Meet the young entrepreneurs fighting to preserve and restore our biodiversity
Young people the world over know that conserving our biodiversity is key to eradicating hunger and achieving a healthy and sustainable food system. Here’s how they’re fixing our broken planet.
Giving Indigenous Peoples the recognition they deserve: Why updates to IFAD's policy matter
IFAD’s updated Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples enshrines the value of their traditions and supports the crucial role they play in the world. We spoke with three experts to get an insight into the policy.
2022: Resilience in the face of adversity
As we near the end of 2022, IFAD looks back on some of the themes that defined a year of dramatic change.
Indigenous Peoples are protecting biodiversity, one harvest at a time
To conserve biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples use centuries-old food systems anchored in sustainable practices and unique to their native ecosystems.
Global Environment Facility tasks FAO and IFAD to lead new $230 million agrifood systems transformation program
The initiative aims to support shifts towards sustainable nature-positive production and efficient value chains for crops, commodities, livestock, and aquaculture.
Building biodiversity for a successful farming future – Episode 38
This month we kick off with the Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity, or COP 15, followed by three IFAD projects that put biodiversity and conservation at the forefront of their missions.
Climate finance keeps carbon where it belongs: underground
Climate finance is essential to prevent the worst-case climate scenarios from happening and to protect the most vulnerable people from a climate breakdown.
You are what you eat: Indigenous youths breathe new life into ancient traditions
Young members of indigenous communities are working to reverse centuries of dispossession and preserve their way of life, including their food heritage.
Putting Nature at the Heart of Farming - Episode 30
This month’s episode is all about biodiversity and agriculture.
IFAD Goodwill Ambassadors Idris and Sabrina Elba attend COP26 to advocate for increased investments in climate adaptation and biodiversity protection
As climate negotiations enter a crucial phase, Idris and Sabrina Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassadors for IFAD, will attend COP26 to advocate for increased investments to help small-scale farmers to adapt to climate change and to protect biodiversity.
If we lose biodiversity, we will not address climate change or hunger, warns IFAD report ahead of UN biodiversity conference
If we continue to lose biodiversity, the world’s most vulnerable people will not be able to adapt to climate change nor sustainably produce food, according to a report released today by IFAD. The report also details the role that rural small-scale farmers play in protecting biodiversity.
Balancing Biodiversity with Agricultural Development – Episode 24
This month’s episode focuses on the upcoming UN Convention on Biological Diversity, set to take place in Kunming, China this October.
Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger - IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress
If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of IFAD ahead of his participation in the IUCN World Conservation Congress that begins in Marseille today.
Putting food and agriculture at the heart of the global biodiversity framework
Despite standing to suffer immensely from the decline of biodiversity, agriculture is the lead driver of biodiversity loss, primarily through conversion and fragmentation of habitat and unsustainable intensification.
IFAD-GEF–supported project in Eswatini scoops the 2020 Biodiversity Award
The IFAD- and GEF-supported Smallholder Market-led Project (SMLP-CSARL) recently received the Biodiversity Award at Eswatini’s 2020 Temvelo Climate Awards.