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Sudan and IFAD to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change and manage natural resources
With over 80 per cent of the Sudanese labour force engaged in agriculture, a new €77.7 million programme that aims to increase food security and ensure access to natural resources is a vital investment in Sudan’s future.
Assets for life: Small, but innovative, investments in water infrastructures, transform livelihoods in Mozambique
Mapai is one of the driest districts of Mozambique, with an arid and semi-arid tropical climate where water for consumption, cattle and agriculture is the major challenge for the people living there.
IFAD opens regional office in Egypt, providing rural development support to seven countries in the region
IFAD opened a regional office in Cairo today that will serve as a strategic rural development center for its work to reduce poverty, empower women and youth, and create employment opportunities in seven countries across the region.
Cultivating resilient communities in rural Guinea-Bissau
Over a decade ago, in the region of Tombali, Arama Tudarame’s husband and local chief sought land around their village suitable for growing cashew trees. Then, as now, monoculture of the kidney-shaped nut dominated the country’s agricultural sector
Egypt and IFAD strengthen partnership to reduce rural poverty and promote resilience in desert environments
The President of the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert F. Houngbo, will meet with H.E. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, during a four-day visit to the country from 6 to 9 October to discuss IFAD’s ongoing investments and to pave the way for a strengthened partnership towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Eswatini and IFAD partner to boost inclusive financial services for smallholder farmers
About 30,900 rural people in the Kingdom of Eswatini will benefit from a new US$38.5 million project that aims to improve the prosperity and resilience of poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs in the country.
Women and youth lead change in Lima's highlands and high rainforest
The resilience of smallholder farmers, coupled with the support of development projects is allowing Peru’s rural people to progress towards better living standards. Women and youth are very often on the frontline of that effort.
Call for proposals: Grant to implement inclusive red meat value chains for women and youth farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa
This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a three-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Inclusive red meat value chains for women and youth farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa for a total amount of up to US$2 million.
Small credits foster rural entrepreneurship in Guinea
Mohamed enjoys welcoming visitors to his vegetables garden in Fria town, in Guinea, and is proud to show every crop he has been growing. This 32-year-old rural entrepreneur recalls how his business succeeded thanks to an unexpected opportunity while he was pursuing a civil servant career.
The disarming case to act right now on climate change
Last Friday was the global climate strike day. I have found myself wondering how we have arrived to this point.
IFAD and Senegal invest in decent jobs and incomes for poor and marginalized rural young people
About 150,000 rural young people in Senegal – 50 per cent of them women - will benefit from a new US$93.3 million project that aims to create income and decent sustainable jobs in agricultural, pastoral and fishery value chains.
A common path towards Guatemala’s sustainable development
Today the Rome-based agencies (RBAs - FAO, IFAD and WFP) recognized the interagency country team based in Guatemala for their concerted efforts in maximizing results and impact on the ground.
PARM and the G20 commitment on building resilience to agricultural risks
Following the spikes in global food prices in the years 2006, 2008, and 2011, agricultural risk management has become an important topic in G20 discussions.
Protecting villages from flash floods and improving livelihoods in the Haor basin wetlands
The Haor region is a wetland ecosystem in north-eastern Bangladesh, which is located in a tectonic depression. During the monsoon period, the Haor gets between 3,000 and 4,000 mm of rainfall, together with the flow of monsoon river from the Meghalaya and Barak basins.
What helps value chain projects work best for rural producers?
Is it possible to link small-scale producers to emerging opportunities in dynamic food systems?