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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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Bridging the digital gender gap – Episode 41

February 2023 - PODCAST

In the run-up to International Women’s Day, we explore the impact of the digital gender gap.

Promoting indigenous voices - Episode 40

January 2023 - PODCAST

With IFAD’s Indigenous Peoples’ Forum coming up in February, we focus on a crucial yet underrepresented group in the fight for climate change: Indigenous Peoples.

Putting our money where our mouth is – Episode 39

December 2022 - PODCAST

First up, we’d like to introduce you to IFAD’s new President, Alvaro Lario, who tells us about his plans for the agency.

Building biodiversity for a successful farming future – Episode 38

November 2022 - PODCAST

This month we kick off with the Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity, or COP 15, followed by three IFAD projects that put biodiversity and conservation at the forefront of their missions.

Climate Change in Africa, what’s really happening? –  Episode 37

October 2022 - PODCAST

COP27 is upon us – join us for an African perspective on what to expect from this year’s UN climate change conference in Egypt.

Fighting Climate Change in South Asia – Episode 36

September 2022 - PODCAST

From chefs in India to fisheries in Maldives, we examine how the relationship between agriculture and climate change is affecting South Asia. We also reflect on 75 years of independence in India and Pakistan and learn about IFAD’s work in Bhutan and Maldives, and so much more in this bumper episode.

Racking up Renewables in Africa - Episode 35

August 2022 - PODCAST

With fossil fuels dwindling and access to energy already scarce in Africa, people are turning to renewable energy. In this month’s podcast, energy specialist, Dan Martin, explains how IFAD incorporates renewable energy into its projects, while a farmer tells us about the reality of renewable energies on the ground.

Good Nutrition Better Lives, Focus on Africa - Episode 34

July 2022 - PODCAST

In Africa, almost 800 million people are facing food insecurity. This situation is made worse by a triple crisis - COVID-19, climate change, and conflict. In this podcast, our team take us on a journey through the nutrition landscape for small-scale farmers across Africa.

Building Resilience in a Time of Famine – Episode 33

June 2022 - PODCAST

20 million people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of starvation, largely due to a four-year drought making the region the driest it’s been in forty years. Dr Joseph Awange and IFAD’s Satu Santala discuss the root causes of famine and the solutions we can put in place.

Insects to Feed the World – Episode 32

May 2022 - PODCAST

This month's episode focuses on the use of insects to feed the world – both as food for humans and feed for livestock.

Closing the Social Justice Gap – Episode 31

April 2022 - PODCAST

This episode is all about closing the social justice gap in rural communities and developing countries.

Putting Nature at the Heart of Farming - Episode 30

March 2022 - PODCAST

This month’s episode is all about biodiversity and agriculture.

Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow – Episode 29

February 2022 - PODCAST

This month, in anticipation of International Women’s Day 2022, our focus is on gender equality.

What's in Store for Food Security and Farming in 2022 - Episode 28

January 2022 - PODCAST

This month’s episode is all about what lies ahead for the world of agriculture in 2022.

Innovating Agriculture Into the Future – Episode 27

December 2021 - PODCAST

In our end-of-year episode, we’re focusing on all things innovative in the world of agriculture. We hear from agro-preneurs in Australia, Africa and Asia who are using cutting-edge technologies and exploring new solutions to common problems.

Expanding the Blue Economy in East and Southern Africa – Episode 26

November 2021 - PODCAST

This month’s episode is all about the blue economy – the economic, social and environmental activity that revolves around marine and coastal resources – of the East and Southern Africa region. This sector offers many potential opportunities for governments, the private sector and small-scale producers, along with some challenges.

Adapt Now: Climate change and small-scale farmers – Episode 25

October 2021 - PODCAST

This month’s episode is all about the connections between small-scale farming and climate change as we approach the UN Climate Summit, or COP26, to be held in Glasgow.

Balancing Biodiversity with Agricultural Development – Episode 24

September 2021 - PODCAST

This month’s episode focuses on the upcoming UN Convention on Biological Diversity, set to take place in Kunming, China this October.

Connecting Farmers to the Food Systems Summit – Episode 23

August 2021 - PODCAST

In this month’s episode, we continue our focus on the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit.

Towards the Future of Food Systems – Episode 22

July 2021 - PODCAST

We begin this month’s episode with an update from IFAD’s Associate Vice-President Donal Brown on IFAD’s preparations for the UN Food Systems Summit. He also gives us the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on farmers around the world.

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