Ten things to know about rural youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 2016 - PHOTO
The population of Latin America and the Caribbean is more than 600 million and approximately 52% of the entire population is under 29 years old. The 15-29 years old constitute 25% of the population. (ECLAC, 2015)

Naan bread empowers ethnic minority women in China

March 2016 - PHOTO
15 October, 2015 - IFAD has been working with women of the Uygur people in a mountainous region of China to enable them to earn an income from their daily bread production. Naan bread is a staple in the local diet and is traditionally baked by the female members of the household.

Gender equality in Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

February 2016 - PHOTO
Work in agriculture is an important form of female employment, but with large variations across the region. In Georgia and Morocco, women in agriculture account for almost 60 per cent of the total female workforce. In Jordan, they amount to only 4 per cent.

Household mentoring in Uganda

February 2016 - PHOTO
When it comes to bringing about change in the most disadvantaged households, development projects are often at a loss. Extreme poverty, illiteracy and lack of self-esteem isolate people and make them difficult to reach through the usual channels.

Spotlight on climate and environment: Asia and Pacific

June 2015 - PHOTO
Asia is already experiencing the impacts of climate change that are as diverse as the continent itself. From rising average temperatures that threaten the viability of crops, to sea level rise and salinity intrusion in coastal areas, to more intense droughts and floods.

Spotlight on climate and environment: Latin America and the Caribbean

June 2015 - PHOTO
Although Latin America bears little historical responsibility for climate change, many of the current climate change studies indicate that the frequency of extreme weather events will increase in the future. 

Ten things to know about rural youth

March 2015 - PHOTO
The global population of young people aged 15 to 24 is more than 1.2 billion. Their numbers are declining in developed regions but increasing in the developing world. (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013)

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty

December 2014 - PHOTO

Over 70% of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and most rural women and men rely on agriculture. But rural women generally have more limited access than men to inputs, services, rural organisations, productive infrastructure and technologies.

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 2014 - PHOTO
In Latin America and the Caribbean, women in formal employment are less likely to work in the agricultural sector than in other developing regions. In 2010, females comprised just over 20 per cent of those who were economically active in agriculture.

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in East and Southern Africa

December 2014 - PHOTO
In sub-Saharan Africa, women in employment are more likely to be employed in agriculture than in any other sector. The female share of those who are economically active in agriculture is 51 per cent for Eastern Africa and 42 per cent for Southern Africa.
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