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Hitting the right notes – Midori raises awareness of rural women through music

January 2019
World-renowned violinist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Midori, travelled to Viet Nam to meet with and perform for villagers in a remote and poverty-stricken community to raise awareness of the challenges faced by rural women.

The sweet smell of success in Myanmar

November 2018
As part of the FARM project, local facilities called Knowledge Centres are being established at the community level in several villages in Myanmar.

Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests

October 2018
Wetlands cover around 4-6 per cent of the world’s surface – and are exactly as they sound - areas flooded with water. They contribute to climate regulation and support ecosystems and biodiversity.

The miracle of beekeeping

May 2018
Beekeeping can be an essential lifeline for smallholders and subsistence farmers in rural areas to generate income. Bees are well known for honey production, but they also provide other marketable products, such as pollen, propolis, royal jelly, venom, queens and their larvae.

Increasing the production of traditional crops in Brazil

February 2017
A better life will soon be a reality for Adriana Pantaleón dos Santos, a 19-year-old from the Kirirí indigenous community of Marcação, Brazil. Since she started to work at the cassava processing unit, she is now able to save extra money so that she can study Medicine at the Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador.

Waiting for the rain

May 2016
Kirehe, 27 April - In Rwanda, small farmers are being hit by a number of climate shocks including floods, droughts, intense rainfall and high winds.

Ten things to know about rural youth in West and Central Africa

April 2016
West and Central Africa is a youthful region. The African Union defines youth from 15-35 years old, forming over 35% of total population. By 2020, it is projected that 3 out of 4 people, will be on average 20 years old. (African Union).

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