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Gender equality in rural areas essential to climate change adaptation, says IFAD President
In the face of escalating climate change impacts on vulnerable rural populations globally, Alvaro Lario, the President of IFAD, emphasized today that promoting gender equality in rural communities is essential to climate change adaptation, with women acting as powerful catalysts of change.
Harvesting equality in rural households - Episode 49
Rural women are at the heart of agriculture – yet they’ve less resources, time and decision-making power than men. So how does IFAD combat gender inequality in rural communities?
Investing in a better future: West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa is as intricate as it is vast. We sat down with Regional Director, Bernard Mwinyel Hien, to better understand the region’s strengths and challenges.
Rural women rising: Investing today for tomorrow’s sustainable future
On International Rural Women's Day, we recognise the tremendous strength of rural women and girls across the globe. These women and girls, the backbone of our rural communities, are not just farmers, entrepreneurs, and caregivers; they are the very heartbeat of the land they nurture and the families they sustain.
IFAD launches #Sing4RuralWomen social media challenge on Rural Women's Day
In celebration of Rural Women's Day on 15 October, IFAD has collaborated with the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir (SGC) to launch the #Sing4RuralWomen social media challenge. Through a new song composed by IFAD’s Carlo Ladd, and interpreted by SGC, this initiative aims to celebrate the pivotal role played by rural women worldwide and raise awareness through music and dance on social media.
With the right resources, rural women can change the world
When rural women access finance, the entire world flourishes. Find out how financially empowered women are leading the fight against climate change, achieving sustainable development and ensuring food security for their communities and the planet.
Thriving in Türkiye: meet the women lifting themselves out of poverty
All over the world rural women face numerous challenges that men do not. Find out how an IFAD-funded project in Türkiye is providing them with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.
Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter: your questions answered
As countries meet to evaluate how much progress has been made towards the Sustainable Development Goals, find out more about these 17 objectives and why they’re important for the rural communities we work with.
From bunnies to buffalo, livestock give rural women a living
Meet the rural women who are tending to livestock while earning a living and empowering themselves.
Innovation matters, especially for small-scale farmers
IFAD applies the latest tools and technologies to support small-scale farmers. Here are six examples of innovations proven to work for rural communities all over the world.
Her land, her rights: How land ownership can transform the lives of women - and hold back desertification - in Niger
Meet the woman who fought for her right to land ownership and contributed to halting drought and desertification.
Transforming rural futures through digital remittances
Remittances are a lifeline for rural communities all over the world, here’s why we should continue to invest in digital transfers.
Why development is a smart investment even in unstable times
In an age of multiple intersecting crises, only a holistic approach to both humanitarian and development assistance can disrupt the cycle.
A new strategy for a new country: IFAD supports youth in South Sudan
To transform rural lives we must build a strong understanding of the countries we operate in. Find out how IFAD is doing just that in South Sudan.
Behind the scenes of an IFAD project: Your top questions answered
Find out what happens behind the scenes of an IFAD project as we answer our followers’ top questions.