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Rural women key to achieving Global Goals by 2030
The challenges faced by rural women in the context of the SDGs were discussed at a side event jointly organized by IFAD, FAO, UNWomen and WFP on 18 March
How development agencies can drive rural transformation
Last year world leaders negotiated and agreed on a plan to end poverty and inequality in the next 15 years, adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a roadmap to tackle the world's most troubling problems. However, achieving such an ambitious agenda – in addition to massive global cooperation and an increase in development resources – will require new approaches and solutions that go beyond official development assistance.
Building a successful business in China
Zhang Danying is a striking and impressive woman. This 55-year old businesswoman from China’s Shaanxi province owns two multi-million dollar companies. Looking as successful as she does professional in her business suit and pearl earrings, it is hard to believe that less than 20 years ago she was unemployed and desperate.
Ending hunger while growing a garden
25 September 2015 – Priscilla Mkhatshwa never dreamed that she could one day plant a garden in the hot and dry region of Lubombo in eastern Swaziland.
Reducing hunger while promoting local foods
25 September 2015 – It is early in the morning and Coumba Ndoffen Sene and his family are eating breakfast in the Niakhar village in Senegal. Today, there's
Reducing poverty through access to new markets
Thenks to IFAD-supported project, Amara Koroma improved production methods and sustainable farming, and gained access to new markets.
Promoting gender equality in Morocco
25 September 2015 – Fatima Ait Lhoussine lives in a remote village in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Not long ago, the only jobs she could do were household
How working migrants and their families can shape development at home
Financing the ambitious post-2015 development agenda is a challenge that will require innovative approaches that go beyond traditional sources of development
Drought, desertification and avoiding the next big global food shortage
13 June Rome – Over the past year severe droughts and floods have ruined harvests and left nearly 100 million people in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America facing food and water shortages.
Recipes for Change: Nicaragua rice and black/red beans
Black beans originate from the Americas, with southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica as the main producers. Areas with rainy summers and mild temperatures (about 20°C yearly average), create the ideal climatic conditions for black beans.