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Farms. Food. Future. IFAD’s monthly podcast

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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Innovations in agriculture during COVID-19 – Episode 14

November 2020 - PODCAST
This month’s programme is all about innovations in agriculture. We’re travelling around the world to hear about new technologies designed to ensure food security.

Recovery, Rebuilding, Resilience Under COVID-19 – Episode 13

October 2020 - PODCAST
In this month’s programme, we have the latest on COVID-19 from IFAD’s Associate Vice-President Donal Brown; news on nutrition from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; and a report on getting youth issues right in development activities.

Building Back Better: Investing In Farming Under COVID-19 – Episode 12

September 2020 - PODCAST
We begin this month’s programme with a conversation with IFAD's Associate Vice President Marie Haga about how vital it is for governments to invest in rural communities in developing countries, even during COVID-19. 

Coping with COVID-19: Building Farmers’ Resilience - Episode 11

August 2020 - PODCAST
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, many people around the world, including small-scale farmers, are learning how to cope with its various effects. 

Keeping Farmers in Focus in a COVID-19 World - Episode 10

July 2020 - PODCAST

In this month’s programme, we’re keeping farmers in focus. We’ve got the latest on how farming communities are coping with the COVID-19 crisis.

Young People in Agriculture – Before, During and After COVID-19 - Episode 9

June 2020 - PODCAST
IFAD is helping young people in agriculture evaluate the COVID-19 crisis and build their resilience for the future. In this episode, we hear from nine different voices on this important topic.

Balancing the Pandemic, Biodiversity and Farming - Episode 8

May 2020 - PODCAST
In this month’s programme, we explore how to maintain a balance between battling COVID-19 and promoting farming and biodiversity.

Investing in Food in the Time of Coronavirus - Episode 7

April 2020 - PODCAST
We begin this month’s programme with an update on IFAD's operations and on investing in food during the time of coronavirus. 

Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis - Episode 6

April 2020 - PODCAST

We’re coming to you ahead of schedule with an extra edition: an interview with IFAD’s President Gilbert Houngbo on how the novel coronavirus has impacted IFAD’s work.

Indigenous Peoples in the Farming Front Seat - Episode 5

March 2020 - PODCAST
In IFAD's Podcast Episode 5, we’re focusing on indigenous peoples and the challenges they face when it comes to agriculture. 

Women Powering the Farming Future - Episode 4

February 2020 - PODCAST
In IFAD's Podcast Episode 4, we gear up for International Women’s Day and look at how women are powering the farming future.

Keeping Farming Real - Episode 3

January 2020 - PODCAST
In this month’s programme we look at one of the most pressing issues facing farming today – that of youth and what’s being done to offer interesting and viable options for life on the farm for young people in developing countries.

Action on Climate for Farmers - Episode 2

December 2019 - PODCAST
In this month’s bumper edition of Farms. Food. Future. presented by Brian Thomson, we’ve been all over the UNFCCC COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid.

Farmers on the climate front line - Episode 1

November 2019 - PODCAST
This is the inaugural episode of Farms. Food. Future. In this month’s programme we will be hearing from farmers on the climate front line.
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