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With farmers on the climate frontline

Recipes for Change is a series of recipes from developing countries that bring you a taste of someone else's life. It gives you the chance to cook the same meals as the Hong family in the Mekong Delta or Olive Bibutsuwahoze and her family in eastern Rwanda.

These recipes also examine the threats that climate change brings to rural communities, many of which affect the essential ingredients used in these families' main meal of the day. They show you how IFAD is working with farmers to adapt to the very real impacts of climate change in their communities.

Did you know?

  • One in three people are dependent on smallholder farms for their food security.
  • Smallholder farmers are often located on marginal lands where the impacts of climate change are more strongly felt, often reducing crop yields and incomes.
  • Small-scale farmers must adapt to the impacts of climate change without delay.
  • Adaptation to climate change can increase smallholders' food security and income.


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Our recipes

Our recipes

Chef Bowerman wishes our readers Happy Holidays with this festive treat

December 2020 - STORY
To celebrate with all our readers and supporters and wish you Happy Holidays, we asked our Recipes for Change chefs to share some festive recipes to enjoy during the holiday season.

Chef Bela Gil’s pesto-millet balls: A lockdown-friendly recipe

May 2020 - STORY
We’ve been asking our Recipes for Change chefs to tell us how they are adapting to life during the coronavirus pandemic – and to share a delicious recipe that can be made with basic cupboard ingredients.

Recipes for Change: Chef Lance Seeto’s homemade chicken, ginger and greens soup

April 2020 - STORY
IFAD’s Recipes for Change chefs are adjusting to life in a world contending with COVID-19 – and as a part of that, they’re sharing some excellent recipes that you can make with ingredients you’ve already got in your home cupboard.

Our videos

Our videos

Wishing you season’s greetings from Recipes for Change

December 2020 - VIDEO
Our Recipes for Change chefs Ska Moteane, Lance Seeto, Bela Gil, Pierre Thiam and Mariah Gladstone shared with us their festive wishes for the Recipes for Change community and IFAD in the holiday season.

Thank you, “cocoa doctors”

July 2020 - VIDEO
Chocolate comes in many different forms and varieties, but it always needs one vital ingredient: cocoa. But a decade ago, it was predicted that, by 2020, the world would have a cocoa shortfall of one million tonnes a year.

Recipes for Change: Ema Datshi & Millet Momos from Bhutan

December 2019 - VIDEO
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, is in Bhutan to find out how farmers are rediscovering traditional crops that can help them mitigate the impact that climate change is having on their staple cultivations.