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Struggle, strength and wisdom: Snapshots of Bangladesh’s women farmers
The story of agriculture in Bangladesh is also a story of the resilience of Bangladeshi women. If women have the chance to participate in decision-making, the whole community benefits.
Farming, COVID, and Farmers’ Mental Health - Episode 19
We begin this month’s episode with the latest from IFAD’s Associate Vice-President Donal Brown on how small-scale farmers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
Feeding Africa: Leadership to Scale up Successful Innovations
The African Development Bank and IFAD, in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, will co-host a high-level dialogue: Feeding Africa: leadership to scale up successful innovations.
In Kyrgyzstan, new technology preserves age-old pastures
Urmatbek Omurbekov remembers a time when grazing his livestock was a purely offline affair. Every spring, herders like him would bring their animals to the foothills of the majestic Tian Shah Mountains to let them fatten up for the next winter.
IFAD-BRAC collaboration empowers rural people to build their climate resilience
People in rural areas, especially small-scale farmers, are among those most affected by climate change. The shifting climate has made weather patterns more unpredictable and weather-related events more extreme.
Potential game-changing systemic solutions for the UN Food Systems Summit: Advancing equitable livelihoods
The UN Food System Summit’s Action Tracks offer a space to share and learn, with a view to fostering new actions and partnerships and amplifying existing initiatives. Each of the five Action Tracks is aligned with one of the Summit’s five objectives.
IFAD and the Islamic Development Bank commit $500 million to address hunger and climate change in poor rural communities
Joining forces to tackle rising hunger and the devastating impact of climate change in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, IFAD and IsDB today signed a US$500 million cooperation and cofinancing agreement.
Kenya: All the ingredients for a successful banana processing factory
Take some young entrepreneurs, add some modern equipment and training supported by IFAD and the Kenyan Government, spread the word using digital marketing, and you have all the ingredients for a successful banana processing factory.
The promises the olive grove holds: Fadieh’s story
Growing olive trees in Jordan, one of the driest countries in the world, isn’t easy. Every day, Fadieh and her family spend hours tilling the soil and tending to the trees, but the most demanding task is keeping the trees hydrated.
Fighting fires with rice paddies in Sierra Leone
Los agricultores de Sierra Leona han reemplazado los cultivos de corta y quema por el cultivo del arroz en los pantanos interiores, lo que ha reducido la cantidad de incendios forestales, como demuestra un estudio basado en el sistema de información geográfica (SIG).
Digital information service helps small-scale farmers respond to COVID-19
The Kenya National Farmers’ Federation is implementing a mobile information platform to serve its members and other Kenyan farmers.
Small-scale Farmers Developing Resilience to COVID-19 - Episode 18
In this episode, we bring you the latest on how small-scale farmers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
New investment in digital solutions will connect Latin American farmers to markets and banking services in response to COVID-19 restrictions
More than 10,000 family farmers in Latin America will soon have access to digital solutions to overcome the obstacles they face in accessing markets and financing due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Leveraging SSTC for rural development
To accelerate rural poverty alleviation, enhance rural productivity, and advance rural transformation through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, the China-IFAD SSTC Facility was established in 2018, becoming the first Facility in IFAD dedicated to SSTC.
Drought-tolerant rice varieties benefit farmers even in non-drought years
Farmers that lack irrigation and rely on rainfed production are particularly vulnerable to drought. Fortunately, agricultural technologies, such as stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs), can help them adapt to climate change.
Making every drop count: Saving water and rural livelihoods
Until recently, every time Fatima Hassan Mohamed needed water to wash, cook, or drink, the mother of five had to set out on foot. The nearest water source was more than 20 kilometers away.
Restoring Morocco’s mountain ecosystems with reforestation
In many areas of rural Morocco, climate change has led to widespread erosion and desertification, causing steep declines in soil quality. This makes farmland less productive, endangering the livelihoods of the area’s small-scale farmers.