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Farms. Food. Future.

Farms. Food. Future.

Twice a month, with new episodes on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

Through the podcast, we raise awareness on the challenges smallholder farmers in developing countries are facing around food security.

Farms. Food. Future. includes interviews with IFAD experts, partners and donors, celebrities, and farmers.

It promotes the power of smallholder farmers as a force for change.

Farms. Food. Future. captures the exciting work IFAD is doing working on the front line of farming for development, dealing everyday with climate change, environmental sustainability, gender, youth, nutrition and indigenous peoples’ issues.

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Harnessing diversity for agricultural resilience – Episode 61

June 2024 - PODCAST

With the right support, every rural person can rise above challenges and drive development. From Malawi to Brazil, hear from the farmers rewriting the agricultural narrative.

From bees to trees: bringing nature back into agriculture – Episode 60

May 2024 - PODCAST

To celebrate World Biodiversity Day, we explore how rural communities are making farming green again. Tune in to hear from a young Zimbabwean and global conservation leaders.

Rural Malawians on building back after Cyclone Freddy – Episode 59

May 2024 - PODCAST

A year on from Cyclone Freddy, hope is returning to Malawi’s farms. Tune in to hear directly from the small-scale farmers who are building back stronger with IFAD's support.

Regenerative agriculture: from soil to sustainability – Episode 58

April 2024 - PODCAST

Hear from global  leaders in regenerative agriculture – and learn how IFAD is leveraging their techniques to combat climate change in rural communities. 

Agriculture’s Indigenous trailblazers – Episode 57

April 2024 - PODCAST

On this episode, Indigenous leaders from Nepal, Mexico and Kenya weigh in on what it means to protect the planet while preserving their cultures, and fighting for the right to land, nutrition and education. 

Rural youth rocking the digital age – Episode 56

March 2024 - PODCAST

In this episode, we speak to three young YouTubers and TikTokers in Latin America who are bringing their rural lives to the world via our screens – and encouraging young rural people to build a future at home.

Women shaping sustainable food systems – Episode 55

March 2024 - PODCAST

To mark International Women's Day, we explore how gender inequality and gender-based violence can be overcome to build inclusive, sustainable food systems. From El Salvador to Malawi, hear about how rural women are driving climate adaptation and transforming agriculture – and the world – for the better.

Zero waste, full plates: winning with school meals - Episode 54

February 2024 - PODCAST

In this episode, we explore why we must pursue zero hunger and zero waste as joint goals. In particular, we look at how these efforts are crucial for children, who depend on nutritious diets for healthy development.

Swaying the power of seaweed - Episode 53

February 2024 - PODCAST

Seaweed packs a punch. It produces more than half of the world’s oxygen and removes millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. It's also incredibly nutritious and easily cultivated, with seaweed farming making up nearly a third of all marine aquaculture.

Navigating marine biodiversity for a better tomorrow – Episode 52

January 2024 - PODCAST

Marine biodiversity is a precious resource – but it has long been under threat. Today's coral reefs, for example, cover half the area they did in 1950, and nearly 10 per cent of marine life is at risk of extinction.

A bright new year for rural people – Episode 51

December 2023 - PODCAST

Climate leaders' plans to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges. IFAD Vice-President gives insight into the challenges faced by rural people, followed by fellow IFAD colleagues explaining how we can improve the lives of small-scale farmers. More about the ongoing battle to combat desertification and what’s in store for 2024.

Investing in climate resilience - Episode 50

November 2023 - PODCAST

COP28 is just around the corner – our 50th episode focuses on small-scale farmers and their resilience in the face of climate change.

Harvesting equality in rural households - Episode 49

October 2023 - PODCAST

Rural women are at the heart of agriculture – yet they’ve less resources, time and decision-making power than men. So how does IFAD combat gender inequality in rural communities?

Counting the cost of malnutrition - Episode 48

September 2023 - PODCAST

In this episode, we’re tackling malnutrition. In the spotlight we have an intriguing report on obesity in developing countries. Then we speak to IFAD's Lead Technical Specialist on Nutrition, Joyce Njoro, about the factors driving food inflation and its impact on access to healthy diets. Also in episode 48, Nadine Gbossa shares with us the key findings from this year's UN Food Systems Stocktaking Moment.

Future proofing farming for youth - episode 47

August 2023 - PODCAST

The future of farming belongs to rural youth. In this episode, we explore how to enhance productivity and empower young farmers.

Remittances for rural development – Episode 46

July 2023 - PODCAST

Remittances are a lifeline for countless people across the world. In this episode we look at the ways in which these funds have revolutionised rural development.

SIDS, food security and climate shocks – Episode 45

June 2023 - PODCAST

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are facing unimaginable challenges, including worsening food security and climate change. Join us and IFAD’s Climate change and environmental specialist Oliver Page to learn more about how to help the islands’ small-scale farmers and fishers strengthen their climate resilience.

Fighting water scarcity with innovation – Episode 44

May 2023 - PODCAST

This month we are focusing on water scarcity.

Bigging up biodiversity – Episode 43

April 2023 - PODCAST

This month on Farms.Food.Future we immersed ourselves in the world of biodiversity, ahead of World  Biodiversity Day on 22 May.

Innovating for a sustainable farming future – Episode 42

March 2023 - PODCAST

Our catchword of the month is innovation.

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