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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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Innovating for a sustainable farming future – Episode 42
Our catchword of the month is innovation.
Bridging the digital gender gap – Episode 41
In the run-up to International Women’s Day, we explore the impact of the digital gender gap.
Promoting indigenous voices - Episode 40
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This month’s episode is all about biodiversity and agriculture.
Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow – Episode 29
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
This month’s episode is all about what lies ahead for the world of agriculture in 2022.
Innovating Agriculture Into the Future – Episode 27
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
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
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
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
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
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
This month’s episode is all about food systems.
Putting the Environment at the Heart of Farming – Episode 20
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Welcome to Farms. Food. Future. A podcast that’s good for you, good for the planet and good for farmers.