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IFAD welcomes the European Union’s commitment to a new impact fund targeting small agribusinesses across emerging markets
The European Union has committed €45 million to the establishment of a new impact fund that will boost investments in small rural agribusinesses across emerging markets.
Building bridges between smallholders and financial markets
One of the major challenges facing smallholders is getting adequate and cost-efficient protection against price volatility and climate-related impacts on production.
Major international discussions draw to a close in Poland
An international conference in Poland will try to finalise a deal on how to tackle climate change, but delegates from almost 200 countries are yet to agree on how to implement the Paris climate accord reached three years ago.
From Africa to Brazil and back: empowering youth through South-South learning exchange
Seven women and men from Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ivory Coast take part in a one-week learning exchange programme in Brazil focused on climate resilient post-harvest management of cassava.
Acting now: enforcing global action to limit further warming of the planet
Delegates from some 200 countries are meeting for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland at an event hosted by the United Nations.
Angela Merkel sends message of support that includes IFAD at Global Citizens’ Mandela 100 Festival
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on the international community to increase food production and help create jobs in rural areas to help defeat poverty and hunger.
Women lead a revived honey industry in the Solomon Islands
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Solomon Islands honey was well positioned to begin exporting, as the industry was starting to thrive with an expanding membership and local investment.
Rural enterprises are making women agents of change in Ghana
Rural women are just as enterprising as their male counterparts, if given equal opportunity and tools. Through training and skills development, rural women can play a much greater role in the development of their communities and boost the local economy.
Anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous people in some 70 countries around the world. Worldwide, they account for 5 per cent of the population, but represent 15 per cent of those living in poverty.
Recipes for Change: Gak Ik (Turkey soup)
Try the Recipe at home: Gak Ik (Turkey soup) - Guatemala