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Farms. Food. Future. IFAD’s monthly podcast

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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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.

Food Systems From Farm to Plate – Episode 21

June 2021 - PODCAST
This month’s episode is all about food systems.

Putting the Environment at the Heart of Farming – Episode 20

May 2021 - PODCAST
In this month’s episode, we celebrate World Environment Day. Marie Haga, AVP for IFAD, and Jo Puri, Director of IFAD’s ECG Division, talk about how IFAD balances supporting development with protecting the environment.

Farming, COVID, and Farmers’ Mental Health - Episode 19

April 2021 - PODCAST
We begin this month’s episode with the latest from IFAD’s Associate Vice-President Donal Brown on how small-scale farmers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Small-scale Farmers Developing Resilience to COVID-19 - Episode 18

March 2021 - PODCAST
In this episode, we bring you the latest on how small-scale farmers are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Celebrating Women in Leadership Across the Globe - Episode 17

February 2021 - PODCAST
In this episode, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day of observance that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

New Vision, New Year – Episode 16

January 2021 - PODCAST
In this month’s episode, we’re focusing on youth and indigenous peoples as agents of change in the developing world.

New Frontiers in Sustainable Farming – Episode 15

December 2020 - PODCAST
In this episode, we say goodbye to a year that’s been full of uncertainty and change, but also adaptation, innovation and improvement.

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.

Introduction to IFAD's monthly podcast - It's all about Farms. Food. Future.

November 2019 - PODCAST
Welcome to Farms. Food. Future. A podcast that’s good for you, good for the planet and good for farmers.

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