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Coping with COVID-19: Building Farmers’ Resilience - Episode 11

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, many people around the world, including small-scale farmers, are learning how to cope with its various effects.

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.

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.

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.

Free-range chicken farming a success in remote Viet Nam

At first, when Nguyen Thi Bich decided to try her hand at highland chicken farming, she didn’t quite know what to expect.

Un total de 25 organizaciones impulsan una campaña para empoderar a las mujeres rurales, indígenas y afrodescendientes frente a la pandemia de COVID-19

58 millones de mujeres viven en zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe; una parte importante de ellas juega un rol central en la producción y abastecimiento de alimentos

Keeping Farmers in Focus in a COVID-19 World - Episode 10

In this month’s programme, we’re keeping farmers in focus. We’ve got the latest on how farming communities are coping with the COVID-19 crisis.

Call for Proposals: Rural youth employment opportunities: Support to Integrated Agribusiness Hubs

This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a four-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Rural youth employment opportunities: Support to integrated agribusiness hubs initiative, for a total amount of up to US$3.5 million.

Member State delegates welcome Special Envoys in support of IFAD’s Twelfth Replenishment

IFAD’s Twelfth Replenishment (IFAD12) comes at a critical juncture. Hunger is on the rise across the globe, and progress against poverty has come to a standstill.

2020 Call for Nominations: Indigenous Peoples Awards

IFAD launches the first call for nominations for the Indigenous Peoples Awards to recognize the efforts and the achievements of development projects that successfully engage with Indigenous Peoples or ethnic minorities living in rural areas.

Annual Report 2019 reaffirms the importance of IFAD’s investments in challenging times

In 2020, the world is seeing once again that when crisis strikes, it is the poorest and most vulnerable people who suffer the most.

From project participant to project staff: Priscilla Torres’s story of growth

Although you won’t find the little village of Wowetta on any Internet map, it’s the centre of the universe for Priscilla Torres, a 37-year-old Wapishana woman. A very active and outspoken mother of three, Priscilla is a true community leader.

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