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From Nigeria to Nepal, going online helps rural women build businesses
Meet the women using digital tools to build successful businesses and stronger communities.
International Women’s Day 2023: Bridging the digital gender divide is essential for unleashing women’s potential in rural areas, say UN food and agriculture agencies
Inclusive access to digital technologies and education is crucial to reducing gender inequalities and empowering rural women and girls – that was the message from three United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies as they marked International Women’s Day 2023.
A digital divide is holding rural women back. Here is what we can do to change this
Many rural women are excluded from digital services. What is causing the digital divide and what can we do to end it?
From tulips to tomatoes: Technology empowers women in Asia
In Pakistan and Bangladesh women are harnessing technology to connect to the world and build a business, one click at a time.
Sénégal : Le FIDA et le CNCR signent un accord de don pour l’amélioration des revenus des femmes et des jeunes entrepreneurs avicoles villageois
Le FIDA et le Conseil national de concertation et de coopération des ruraux (CNCR) du Sénégal, viennent de signer un Accord de don pour améliorer les revenus des femmes et des jeunes entrepreneurs avicoles villageois ayant subi les conséquences des mesures restrictives prises pour faire face à la pandémie de Covid19.
Putting rural people in the development driving seat in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, community driven development puts small-scale farmers in charge of identifying what they need to prosper and how development funding should be used.
The Tunisian woman who weaved her way to a better life
In rural Tunisia women are breaking free of gender norms and building successful businesses to provide for their families.
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.
Here comes the sun: solar-powered irrigation brings crops back to life in Rwanda
In rural Rwanda, solar-powered irrigation gives women farmers a sustainable alternative to time-consuming and expensive manual and diesel-powered systems.
It’s time to end violence against rural women
Violence against women is one of the greatest barriers to sustainable development. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let's reaffirm commitments to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence.
Small-scale farmers could help fill the global food gap if they irrigate properly – even with growing climate challenges
Small-scale farmers hold the key to feeding the world, its important for them to trust and invest in different types of irrigation systems.
Five ways IFAD is helping to reduce rural poverty in an age of climate change
Even when a world without poverty seems out of reach, here’s how IFAD continues to work in developing countries, amplifying the voices of rural people and integrating them into value chains, so they can earn and save, while feeding the world and conserving the natural environment.
Rural women lead the way
There is no solution to climate change without rural women. It’s time to invest in them. It’s time to let them lead the way.
With the world in firefighting mode, we cannot forget about rural women
As the world faces a myriad of crises, experts fear that the progress rural women and girls have worked so hard for may be reversed. Here is how IFAD is working to prevent this.
From subsistence to self-sufficiency: how women in Sudan are using savings and credit groups to build a better future
Climate change, commercial agribusiness, and societal norms threaten small-scale farmers’ way of life in a small village in Sudan. A women’s savings and credit group is changing this.
As COP15 tackles desertification, here are three ways IFAD is helping farmers in sub-Saharan Africa build their resilience to climate change
Sub-Saharan Africa’s drylands – that is, the areas where more water is lost through evaporation than gained through rainfall – are facing widespread degradation. There are many factors causing this, but one of the most prominent is the use of agricultural practices that aren’t adapted to the land, such as overgrazing and intensive agriculture.
In rural Morocco, one woman’s efforts transform the lives of many
When Fatima-Zohra first arrived in her new home, a rural village in the Moroccan highlands, she discovered the local women didn’t have many job opportunities. But they were enthusiastic about the idea of going into business for themselves – and so Fatima-Zohra got to work.
IFAD Vice President to meet Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente and ministers in Rwanda
The Vice President of IFAD, Dominik Ziller, will meet with Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, as well as other high-level government officials during a visit starting 9 May.
Closing the Social Justice Gap – Episode 31
This episode is all about closing the social justice gap in rural communities and developing countries.
Meet some of the women leading sustainable development around the world
Sustainable development can only be achieved with the contributions of rural women, yet they face many challenges. Let’s meet three women who have transformed their lives with the help of the JP RWEE initiative.