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UN food agencies step up joint efforts to tackle rural gender inequalities
Three United Nations agencies today launched a new European Union-supported global initiative to address the root causes of rural gender inequalities and thus strengthen efforts to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Call for nominations for the external chair of the Consultation on the Twelfth Replenishment of IFAD's Resources
IFAD is seeking an external chair to oversee the IFAD12 Consultation and support the achievement of a positive outcome for IFAD, its Member States and – above all – the 2.5 billion people in developing countries whose livelihoods directly or indirectly depend on farming.
The capital difference: Expanding horticulture in Rwanda
Including smallholder farmers in Rwanda in the production and export of cash crops is vital to increasing their incomes and ultimately to reducing rural poverty.
The impact of a value chain approach in Nigeria
The IFAD-funded Value Chain Development Programme in Nigeria assists cassava and rice smallholder farmers through a value chain approach to enhance productivity, promote agro-processing and increased access to markets. The programme aims to transform the agricultural sector of rural Nigeria by achieving food security, increasing incomes and creating new employment opportunities.
Community gardens in the Gambia: one solution, many benefits
Anyone who stops by Berefet notices how local people cherish the community garden in this small village in the western Gambia.
The value of indigenous tree species in Ethiopia
In the Chencha region of southern Ethiopia, erosion continues to be a pressing concern for the Gamo people, one of the main indigenous tribes of Ethiopia. The Gamo people live in the highland area and primarily practice mixed agriculture and weaving.
Why women are key to better nutrition and global poverty eradication
Adolescence is the transition period between childhood and adulthood – the perfect opportunity to improve nutrition and correct poor nutritional practices.
How improved nutrition can save the world - with Italian celebrity chef Cristina Bowerman and RAI TV presenter Luca Rosini
Why women are key to better nutrition and global poverty eradication – an event organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the Perugia International Journalism Festival
A tool to make rural investments more resilient
Climate change has made crop production more unpredictable – if rainfall helped this harvest, an unexpected drought could destroy the next. So how can one decide to invest in millet in Chad's Kanem region or if it's too risky put money in wheat in Lesotho's Thaba-Tseka?
Transforming innovative ideas into sustainable agriculture in West and Central Africa
Ideas are the lifeblood of innovation. To accelerate rural transformation while tackling rural poverty, food insecurity, nutrition, job creation and climate change, innovative ideas are needed.
Liberia and IFAD partner to improve smallholder farmers’ incomes and climate resilience
About 10,000 cocoa smallholder producers in Liberia will benefit from a new US$47.6 million project that aims to improve their food and nutrition security and raise their incomes by modernizing cocoa farming, increasing production and developing markets.
Cabo Verde, islands at the forefront of climate-resilient development
This week I had the chance to witness the impressive resilience and creativity of people working to improve agriculture in Cabo Verde.
How increased access to water shortens the path towards sustainable development in the Sahel
Every day Dienaba Sow travels 3.5 kilometres from her home in Hodio village towards Toung, in Senegal's Louga region, to collect water for her family's daily needs.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation can deliver rural solutions, reduce poverty and hunger
The world needs to harness the power of exchanges between countries in the Global South if we are to reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security.
El FIDA coordinará desde Panamá sus acciones a favor del desarrollo rural en Mesoamérica y el Caribe
Hoy martes 19 de marzo a las 08:30 tuvo lugar la inauguración oficial de la nueva Sede Sub-Regional para Mesoamérica y el Caribe del Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), la agencia especializada del Sistema de las Naciones Unidas que brinda apoyo financiero y asistencia técnica para promover procesos de transformación rural, inclusiva y sostenible a nivel global.