Six ways investing in rural communities makes people healthier
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
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
Cultivating resilient communities in rural Guinea-Bissau
Indigenous communities in Malaysia building capacity for resilience through IPAF
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.
The value of indigenous tree species in Ethiopia
Improving livelihoods of women in south west Ethiopia
Gendo Gembela Tsire is a women’s group in Chencha district, Ethiopia who are demonstrating the process of making kocho (to make traditional flatbread) and bula (a flour blend prepared as a porridge) from the enset crop.