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How smallholder farmers in Madagascar, Burkina Faso and Eswatini endured the coronavirus pandemic

January 2023
When covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, IFAD helped farmers’ organizations adopt new ways of operating amid a global pandemic.

Putting rural people in the development driving seat in Ethiopia

January 2023
In Ethiopia, community driven development puts small-scale farmers in charge of identifying what they need to prosper and how development funding should be used.

The Tunisian woman who weaved her way to a better life

January 2023
In rural Tunisia women are breaking free of gender norms and building successful businesses to provide for their families.

Fish farming brings prosperity in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

January 2023
Lao farmers are working hand in hand with IFAD to change rural fortunes through fish farming.

2022: Resilience in the face of adversity

December 2022
As we near the end of 2022, IFAD looks back on some of the themes that defined a year of dramatic change.

Three innovative farming solutions made possible through South-South and Triangular Cooperation

December 2022
The importance of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation and three ways it changed the lives of smallholder farmers.

Lasting traditions: How Dao healers are custodians of indigenous knowledge and the natural environment

December 2022
In Viet Nam the Dao people treat ailments with local herbs, forest products and generational knowledge.

Rural people in crisis: The latest news from IFAD

December 2022
Rural people are still paying the highest price for the rise in food, fertilizer and fuel costs. The Crisis Response Initiative was set up as part of IFAD's ongoing efforts to build rural people's resilience to these shocks. Here are selected highlights on the crisis from our teams in the field.

In Sierra Leone, social inclusion that leaves no one behind

December 2022
In Sierra Leone, IFAD helps persons with disabilities overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic through farming.

Funding resilience in The Gambia

December 2022
In The Gambia, the second phase of IFAD’s Rural Poor Stimulus Facility helps vulnerable communities get back on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic.

An old crop for a new crisis: how cassava helped Samoans through the pandemic

December 2022
Faced with the prospect of food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Samoans turned to an ancient staple to feed their families and communities.

Rising sea levels threaten Egypt's fertile plains in the Nile Delta

December 2022
The Nile Delta is the breadbasket of Egypt, but climate change threatens agriculture here. IFAD is working to protect the land and improve the quality of previously infertile land. Sabrina Dhowre Elba, IFAD colleagues, and project coordinators and participants describe how this is changing people’s lives.

Here comes the sun: solar-powered irrigation brings crops back to life in Rwanda

December 2022
In rural Rwanda, solar-powered irrigation gives women farmers a sustainable alternative to time-consuming and expensive manual and diesel-powered systems.

Indigenous Peoples are protecting biodiversity, one harvest at a time

December 2022
To conserve biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples use centuries-old food systems anchored in sustainable practices and unique to their native ecosystems.

There’s a whole world beneath our feet.

December 2022
Healthy soil is key to the world’s food security. IFAD is helping farmers in Ethiopia shift from harmful pesticides to environmentally-friendly pest management treatments, in a bid to heal the earth beneath our feet.

How disability and the climate crisis converge

December 2022
18 million persons with disabilities are expected to be displaced by climatic events by 2050, we must urgently include them in climate action—both as participants and decision makers.

Opening opportunities for people with disabilities in rural Nepal

December 2022
In a remote village in wester Nepal, an IFAD-supported project is working to enhance the resilience of the most vulnerable members of the community, including women and people with disabilities.

Changing the world, one goal at a time

November 2022
IFAD partnered with Italy’s Serie B football league and international footballer Gianluca Lapadula to promote our work and raise awareness of the vital role small-scale farmers play in feeding the world.

It’s time to end violence against rural women

November 2022
Violence against women is one of the greatest barriers to sustainable development. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let's reaffirm commitments to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence.  

COP27 is over. Here are five things the world must do now to move forward

November 2022
As the countdown clock to 2050 ticks ever louder, IFAD was at COP27 to share what we know about responding to climate change. Here are five solutions to help the world get back on track towards a more sustainable future.

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