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Young People in Agriculture – Before, During and After COVID-19 - Episode 9
IFAD is helping young people in agriculture evaluate the COVID-19 crisis and build their resilience for the future. In this episode, we hear from nine different voices on this important topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”