Back to the Roots: Innovating with sustainable gastronomy

June 2020 - PHOTO
What comes to mind when you hear the words “sustainable gastronomy”? Some of us focus just on the cuisine and think about delicious – and perhaps costly – dishes.

Photo contest shows how Latin American and Caribbean rural youth see their own lives

June 2020 - PHOTO
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see how rural people see themselves. International organizations like ours tell their stories armed with cameras, notebooks and laptops – and, of course, our own point of view, which is important to compare with theirs.

Ensuring environmental sustainability and building resilience to climate change

June 2020 - PHOTO
Extreme weather events, such as droughts, storms and floods, are putting pressure on the ecosystems that farmers depend on, as are gradual processes such as rising sea levels and melting glaciers.

The making of a turning point: A rural Chinese women’s cooperative joins the COVID-19 fight

May 2020 - PHOTO
In 2016, the IFAD-funded YARIP project had partnered with the Qujing Zhanyi District Women’s Federation to transform traditional embroidery art into a new source of income and employment. Qujing, located in the ethnically diverse Yunnan province, is home to the Yi, an ethnic group with a population of about 300,000. 

Teach me how to fish and I will transform my life – and my community

April 2020 - PHOTO
Along the coastline of Mozambique, fishing boats dot the clear blue waters. For the people on these boats, their daily excursions are their livelihood – in more ways than one.

Six ways investing in rural communities makes people healthier

April 2020 - PHOTO

Malnutrition causes health problems and losses in economic productivity. Over the course of their lifetimes, malnourished individuals can earn 10 per cent less than those who are well-nourished.

The faces of empowerment

March 2020 - PHOTO

Rural women are key agents in the effort to achieve the economic, environmental and social transformations required for sustainable development. Ensuring their empowerment is crucial not only to their own well-being, but that of their families and communities.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

October 2019 - PHOTO
The second Friday in October is World Egg Day. A day to recognise the vital role of eggs in feeding people around the world.

Cultivating resilient communities in rural Guinea-Bissau

October 2019 - PHOTO
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

Indigenous communities in Malaysia building capacity for resilience through IPAF

August 2019 - PHOTO
The Jakun people is the largest group of the Orang Asli Indigenous Peoples of Malaysia. They have an amazing partnership between people and the forest - looking after it and using only what they need to live. But their traditional livelihoods are at risk.
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