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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.

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.

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

Oliver Page talks about climate change and environment

Oliver Page, regional specialist, talks about climate change and environment

Michael Hamp talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Michael Hamp, lead technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Putso Nyathi talks about agronomy

Putso Nyathi, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD for the east and southern Africa region, talks about agronomy.

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale agriculture in The Gambia

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how vulnerable agricultural value chains are to external shocks – and how much more we need to do to build the sector’s resilience.

Tom Mwangi Anyonge talks about youth

Tom Mwangi Anyonge, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about youth, rural development and institutions.

Media invite: IFAD and WEF panel - Protecting food security during COVID-19

Online briefing with experts from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and UN Goodwill Ambassadors for IFAD Idris and Sabrina Dhowre Elba on food security in times of COVID-19.

Protecting health and protecting livelihoods: a delicate balance in the era of COVID-19

Development encompasses a wide range of actions that enables people, communities and nations to thrive even after projects have ended.

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