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Peru: New IFAD-funded project to help family farmers to increase productivity and recover from COVID-19
The Government of Peru and IFAD signed a financing agreement today for a new project to help family farmers increase their competitiveness and resilience, and to recover from the COVID-19 impact.
One small step: Empowering micro-, small and medium businesses across South Asia
It is something of a paradox that, while there is broad agreement that micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are an integral part of the economy in developing countries, they remain underserved.
Stepping up rural finance to support smallholder farmers in Zambia
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating disruption - but sometimes offers opportunities for innovative solutions for rural farmers.
Get sick or go hungry: Afghan nomads battle against COVID-19
Since COVID-19 hit Afghanistan in mid-March, it has posed a dreadful dilemma for the Kuchis (Afghan nomads): get sick or go hungry.
Looking inward: I-Kiribati fight a double health crisis
COVID-19 is not the only health crisis threatening to devastate the population of Kiribati. Cases of diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have tripled between 2005 and 2010.
From La Paz to Turco: Going back to the roots to start a new life
Guadalupe Moller lives in Turco, a small community in rural western Bolivia. She’d spent most of her life in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, but four years ago she moved back to Turco, where her family’s roots are.
Catching up with Recipes for Change Chef Lance Seeto
Chef Lance Seeto is an icon of South Pacific cuisine. He’s also been a supporter of IFAD’s Recipes for Change campaign for more than five years now.
Back to the Roots: Innovating with sustainable gastronomy
What comes to mind when you hear the words “sustainable gastronomy”? Some of us focus just on the cuisine and think about delicious – and perhaps costly – dishes.
Photo contest shows how Latin American and Caribbean rural youth see their own lives
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see how rural people see themselves. International organizations like ours tell their stories armed with cameras, notebooks and laptops – and, of course, our own point of view, which is important to compare with theirs.
On International Day of Family Remittances, IFAD calls for remittance service providers to be declared essential businesses in times of crisis
With the significant decline in money sent home by migrants due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,IFAD today called for governments across the world to declare remittance service providers essential businesses in times of crisis.
The difference four years makes: A small Ecuadorean town goes from subsistence to prosperity with IFAD’s support
Four years ago, the residents of Chiquicha were just gathering the first fruits of an irrigation project.
Coming back home: The road ahead for migrant returnees in Nepal
Migrants are essential workers; they contribute to the economy of the places they go and, through remittances, to their communities back home.
African migrants’ family remittances put to the test
In April, the World Bank projected a sharp decline of about 20 per cent in global remittances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.
Anka’s story: Working smarter – and fairer – in Montenegro
For all its rugged, mountainous beauty, Montenegro can be a very hard place to live – especially for women.
Regional SOFI 2019: Sustainable food systems for healthy diets in the Near East and North Africa
Rethinking food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition.
Canada is first to commit funds to IFAD facility created to help avert food crisis
Canada announced today that it will be the first country to pledge funds to a new facility set up by the IFAD to help prevent a food crisis in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalized rural communities in the wake of COVID-19.
COVID-19: The decline of global remittances puts rural families at risk
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the loss of millions of jobs in the developed and developing world.