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From Meghalaya to Jharkhand, how India is ensuring agri supply chains are not disrupted

In a world living with Covid-19, it is clear that supply chains and logistics should be simple and easy to manage. And that’s what several Indian states are doing.

Keeping exports flowing: Saving development gains in Rwanda

When exports of dried pineapple resumed at the beginning of May, after the lockdown, Jean Damascène Hakuzimana, President of the Tuzamurane farmers’ cooperative, was relieved.

Maintaining critical extension services for smallholders during COVID-19

Agricultural extension services play a fundamental role in building producers’ capacities to maintain good agricultural practices.

Restoring nature and livelihoods: Experiences in Zambia

World Environment Day is a day set aside to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage protective action. This year’s theme is “Time for Nature.”

Improving the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities along Mozambique’s coastline

The IFAD-supported Artisanal Fisheries Promotion Project (ProPESCA) was implemented to improve the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities living along Mozambique’s coastline.

Why do wet markets matter?

Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak, much information and misinformation has been circulated about wet markets and an international rallying cry has been made for wet markets to be better regulated or even closed down.

On tap: How regular water supply helped farmers discover a green thumb in Bhutan

Despite the lush greenery that surrounds Ngarpongtang village in Thangrong, Bhutan, until recently, it was impossible to grow vegetables there. “I used to have to go to other villages to exchange pinewood for vegetables,” says Wangdi, a 54-year-old farmer. “We couldn’t get vegetables to grow here.”

IFAD supports projects that increase agricultural productivity and incomes in Madagascar

Rural development projects financed and supported by IFAD have helped to reduce rural poverty and increase rural entrepreneurship in Madagascar, according to a new report presented today.

Ensuring environmental sustainability and building resilience to climate change

Extreme weather events, such as droughts, storms and floods, are putting pressure on the ecosystems that farmers depend on, as are gradual processes such as rising sea levels and melting glaciers.

Building up family farmers’ resilience through nature-based solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resilience has become the talk of the town in the development community.

Leveraging artificial intelligence: Harnessing big data to improve decision-making

To take advantage of the potential of AI, IFAD employed machine learning techniques to extract insights from across IFAD’s entire investment portfolio.

Sierra Leone: Recovering from a pandemic

In 2014, the people of Sierra Leone faced a seemingly unstoppable virus and a catastrophic outbreak, leading to strict precautionary measures, quarantine and fear.

The impact of COVID-19 on smallholders in China

One emerging lesson from the pandemic is that those who are already vulnerable are likely to be the most severely impacted.

El FIDA centrará su actividad en México en promover la inclusión económica activa de la población rural más pobre y vulnerable

El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), el organismo especializado de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo rural, ha validado su estrategia de actuación hasta 2025 en México. En ella se fija como principal objetivo promover la inclusión económica activa de la población rural para luchar contra la pobreza.

What’s needed to protect food security in Africa during COVID-19

In most of Africa, people are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout from the pandemic than from COVID-19 itself.

IFAD’s Sara Mbago-Bhunu to join renowned Global South Experts on Commission on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

Sara Mbago-Bhunu, IFAD’s director for the Eastern and Southern Africa Division, is among twenty-two renowned experts from across the Global South who are joining a major new Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI).

Marie-Aude Even talks about agronomy

Marie-Aude Even, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD, talks about crops development.

Mattia Prayer Galletti talks about indigenous peoples

Mattia Prayer Galletti, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about indigenous peoples.

Zainab Semgalawe talks about rural institutions

Zainab Semgalawe, lead regional technical specialist, talks about rural institutions

Sauli Hurri talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Sauli Hurri, senior regional technical specialist, talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

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