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Behind the scenes of an IFAD project: Your top questions answered

There’s a lot of careful and detailed work that goes on in support of what IFAD does for the poor people living in some of the world’s most rural areas, and you’ve been asking about it!

Maximizing impact in the LAC region with SSTC and knowledge management

Although the residents of the global South may live worlds apart from each other, they often face a surprisingly similar set of challenges.

IFAD country programmes adapt to the COVID-19 crisis: Updates from the Asia-Pacific region

The scale of the challenge has become ever more daunting across the region.

Seeds to riches: The story of a 29-year-old millionaire

Sumaka Japhet is a young rice seed cultivator and agricultural entrepreneur. We had heard of his success and local fame as a millionaire – and during one of our field visits, we travelled a long and bumpy road to meet him.

Sweden commits funds to IFAD to help avert COVID-19 food crisis

Sweden, through Sida, has pledged funds to help avert a potential food crisis in some of the world’s most vulnerable rural communities in the wake of COVID-19, IFAD announced today.

China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Third Call for Proposals

The Facility will support the generation and exchange of innovative solutions, approaches and methodologies that can be of value in the post-COVID-19 recovery period.

Reaping the rewards: Infrastructure brings opportunities for rural Chinese livestock farmers

The villages of Naihe and Zhaowa, nestled in the hilly Liupanshan area of China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, are surrounded by world-famous rugged beauty.

Ethiopia: Water Works

Water is a vital ingredient for growing many crops around the globe, but while the world has enough water, it’s often not in the right places, at the right time.

Holding on: IFAD-supported programme sustains assets – and rural livelihoods

The restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan were designed to keep the population safe and healthy, but have spelled severe losses for many rural businesses.

A call for proposals to support post-COVID-19 food security and resilience through South-South and Triangular Cooperation to be launched on 28 August

SSTC Facility will launch a call for proposals on 28 August to generate and exchange innovative solutions to help national governments respond to, and recover from, the impacts of COVID-19 on food security.

Years later, IFAD-established seed producer groups to continue improving their communities’ climate resilience

Lack of access to seed is a common problem for small-scale farmers in Nepal and elsewhere.

Women as changemakers for nutrition in the hills of Lao PDR

The rural uplands of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic are home to generations of proud family farmers who depend on small-scale agriculture, with many still using traditional farming techniques.

Mobile phones to help 1.7 million small-scale farmers increase production during COVID-19 economic slowdown

Some 1.7 million small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan will soon receive personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones as a means to improve their incomes, food security and resilience to economic shocks caused by COVID-19, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today.

Youth leaders working towards transformative rural development

From climate action groups to political institutions, youth are taking on leading roles and bringing new perspectives into the table – showing they are not only the future, but also the present.

Nepali youth prepare for their dream jobs with IFAD-supported courses

Ranjana Chaudhary’s story sounds like the stories of many thousands, if not millions, of young people in Nepal.

Shining the development spotlight on youth

As a result of the pandemic, the equivalent of 400 million full-time jobs have already been lost worldwide, and a further 71 million to 100 million people could consequently be pushed into extreme poverty.

Indigenous youth in agriculture during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to re-examine everything: their priorities, their jobs, even their roles in society.

IFAD and Uzbekistan bring improved incomes and livelihoods to the Fergana valley

More than 375,000 rural people in eastern Uzbekistan’s Fergana valley will benefit from new financing that aims to increase their incomes through the introduction of modern farming techniques, provide access to long-term financing for agriculture, and create jobs in rural areas.

Humanitarian aid alone is not enough to address hunger, says new Vice President of UN agency IFAD

We are failing in our response to increasing hunger levels by focusing predominantely on humanitarian aid, said Dominik Ziller, the new Vice President of IFAD who took office today.

Smartphones keep track of IFAD projects’ achievements and challenges in Brazil during COVID-19

For all the chaos they bring, crises also have a way of giving birth to unexpected opportunities. One way they do this is by urging people to develop new tools to help them resist disaster.

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