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Four questions with IFAD’s new Vice-President

October 2023
Meet IFAD’s new Vice-President. Gerardine Mukeshimana discusses the importance of investing in rural communities, climate change adaptation and giving women access to resources.

10 ways to reduce food loss: lessons from the field

September 2023
Food loss occurring after harvest and before retail sale, also termed post-harvest loss, is a key challenge in many developing countries and one that IFAD is committed to alleviate.

This is what sustainable development looks like: How IFAD projects reap rewards long after they end

September 2023
Investing in rural communities is a long-term solution to many of the problems the world is facing – but projects must keep giving, long after they’ve come to an end. Find out more about IFAD’s longtail impacts across the globe.

How IFAD promotes peace

September 2023
Poverty is both a symptom and a driver of conflict. That’s why IFAD supports the poorest and most marginalized people as they contribute to a more peaceful world where everyone can access dignified work that fosters shared economic prosperity.

Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter: your questions answered

September 2023
As countries meet to evaluate how much progress has been made towards the Sustainable Development Goals, find out more about these 17 objectives and why they’re important for the rural communities we work with.

Earthquake devastates poor rural communities in Morocco

September 2023
A devastating earthquake in Morocco has rocked rural communities. IFAD’s team are on the ground to understand how our project participants and the projects themselves have been affected.

Recipes for Change: Gaeng Nor Mai Som (Lao soured bamboo soup)

September 2023
Chef Saeng's Gaeng Nor Mai Som, a hearty and delicious Lao sour bamboo soup, takes us on a flavourful journey into the heart of Southeast Asia.

South-South action to confront development challenges

September 2023
Rural people across the world live in a dizzying array of contexts, yet they face surprisingly similar struggles. Through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, countries in the Global South learn from each other and share resources so they can overcome development challenges together.

What are Public Development Banks? Your questions answered

September 2023
Public Development Banks are a crucial but often underappreciated force driving global change for the better. As the world confronts compounding crises, we deep dive into PDBs and why they matter for rural people.

Why farmers’ organizations matter: Your questions answered

August 2023
Farmers’ organizations mean small-scale farmers can access markets, inputs, finance and information that would otherwise be hard to come by. Find out what farmers’ organisations are and what IFAD is doing to support them.

Healthy planet, healthy people: How IFAD and GEF are partnering to transform the world

August 2023
Small-scale farmers need financial support to face the climate crisis. For the last 20 years, IFAD and the Global Environment Facility have been supporting rural communities as they build food systems that nourish us all.

Young people hold the key to Africa’s green economy

August 2023
Young people in rural areas are struggling to find work and earn an income. Here’s how the green transition is changing that in Africa.

Indigenous youth are shaping our world

August 2023
Indigenous youth not only embody many generations of tradition, but they are also the guardians of our future. By playing critical roles in today's society, they are shaping a better world.

Recipes for Change: Stuffed vine leaves

August 2023
Stuffed vine leaves are prevalent across much of the Middle East and the Mediterranean – in fact, there are countless variations of this dish.

We must do more to curb obesity and overweight in low- and middle-income countries

August 2023
Overweight and obesity are on the rise in low- and middle-income countries. Here’s what we can do to help reverse this health crisis.

Five ways IFAD is making livestock more climate friendly

July 2023
Countless rural people depend on livestock for livelihoods, nutrition and traditional ways of life. Supporting small-scale farmers to become even greener can strengthen food systems, preserve livelihoods and benefit our planet.

It’s time we treat the transformation of food systems like the emergency that it is

July 2023
Our current food systems cannot keep up with the world’s growing population – as a result, millions face hunger. Now more than ever, countries must take action to transform how food gets from farm to plate.

As temperatures rise, so too does our need for diverse crops

July 2023
Drought is the number one cause of agricultural production loss. This is why IFAD supports small-scale farmers as they grow crops that are resilient, but often neglected.

IFAD Annual Report 2022

July 2023
The Annual Report provides milestones and highlights from IFAD’s work during 2022. Readers can learn how IFAD is supporting rural people to build their resilience to the crises of today and tomorrow, and of the different initiatives that will put us in a position to achieve even greater impact.

Agricultural programmes are key to food security and dietary diversity

July 2023
Agricultural programmes are key to food security and dietary diversity in rural areas, we must continue investing in them.

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