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Specialised production secures better income for rural households in China

The rapid economic growth in China has brought numerous benefits, but also many challenges. Rapid urbanization, environmental vulnerability, an aging population and internal migration of young men is putting pressure on rural agricultural production systems.

Photo contest on youth and rural development

IFAD have launched a photo competition on the theme of youth and rural development to promote youth participation in rural development in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Family farming, biodiversity and climate change - opportunities of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming

Agriculture is responsible for much of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, but family farmers are also responsible for promoting biodiversity and guaranteeing ecosystem services upon which agricultural activity depends.

IFAD’s Climate Action Report 2019

Climate change is no longer a problem for the future: it is happening now. Actions to tackle climate change and address the challenges it poses are paramount on the international policy agenda, as well as among IFAD priorities and commitments.

On a mission to save the Amazon

Against the backdrop of the climate crisis, José Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, Coordinator of the Congress of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) visited IFAD in Rome, where he discussed the situation affecting the Amazon and the implications for indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and for humanity as a whole.

Morocco and IFAD to invest in smallholder farmers’ climate change resilience

A new €82.6 million agricultural development project financed by IFAD and the Government of Morocco will help 11,200 vulnerable households to increase their productivity and incomes in the face of climate change.

New Report: Investments in indigenous peoples, youth and women essential to fight climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development projects that integrate investments in rural indigenous peoples, youth and women with measures to adapt to climate change are more likely to be successful in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report launched today by IFAD.

Farms. Food. Future. IFAD’s new monthly podcast brings the voice of farmers in developing countries to the table.

Designed to be ‘Good for You, Good for the Planet and Good for Farmers’, IFAD’s new podcast series raises awareness on the challenges smallholder farmers face, highlighting the need to invest more in solutions focused on women and young people, environmental protection and better nutrition in the context of a changing climate.

IFAD, together with ASEAN invests in reducing transboundary haze pollution in Southeast Asia

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and ASEAN Secretariat have launched the Measurable Action for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia (MAHFSA) Programme today to reduce transboundary haze pollution and its impacts in Southeast Asia.

Recipes for Change: Ema Datshi & Millet Momos from Bhutan

In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, is in Bhutan to find out how farmers are rediscovering traditional crops that can help them mitigate the impact that climate change is having on their staple cultivations.

Recipes for Change: Moringa Leaves with Coconut from Sri Lanka

In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef Rubio is in Sri Lanka to learn about moringa, a drought-resilient superfood that is helping rural households cope with the effects of climate change, increase their incomes, and improve their nutrition.

Farmers on the climate frontline, reducing inequalities with IFAD at COP25

Small-scale farmers in developing countries are already suffering from a changing climate they did not cause – with lower crop yields, reduced water availability, price spikes and increased food insecurity.

Interview with Recipes for Change Chef Lance Seeto

In addition to climate change, the Pacific Island communities are succumbing to modern diseases caused by a change of diet and lifestyle.

Boosting incomes and protecting the environment – IFAD and Government of Peru assess achievements of joint project

Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru, and Rossana Polastri, Director of the Latin America and the Caribbean Division of IFAD, to chair the closing of the Sierra y Selva Alta Project (PSSA).

Enabling farming families to fight climate change: the key to survival

IFAD has adapted its development strategies for Viet Nam from focusing on boosting agricultural production to commercialisation and sustainability of smallholders.

Rural finance in Sierra Leone strengthened by IFAD projects – new report

Rural development projects financed and supported by IFAD expanded access to rural finance and increased agricultural production in Sierra Leone, despite the civil war (1991-2002) and Ebola epidemic (2014-2015), according to a new report released today.

Farmers on the climate front line - Episode 1

This is the inaugural episode of Farms. Food. Future. In this month’s programme we will be hearing from farmers on the climate front line.

Putting an end to violence against women in rural communities

On the international day for the elimination of violence against women, IFAD reaffirms its commitment to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence.

Introduction to IFAD's monthly podcast - It's all about Farms. Food. Future.

Welcome to Farms. Food. Future. A podcast that’s good for you, good for the planet and good for farmers.

Mobilizing inclusive remittances for rural development

It has long been recognized that the money remitted by migrants is used to supplement the receiving family’s income and is therefore largely spent on consumption. Only a small amount of remittances is invested in productive assets, much less saved.

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