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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.
Recipes for Change: Sechu Sa Nku (Mutton Stew)
Climate change – including rising temperatures, and a greater frequency of droughts and extreme rain events – is negatively affecting local communities living in rural parts of Lesotho. Lesotho ranks 158 out of 186 in the United Nations Development Programme UNDP Human Development Index. Poverty is concentrated in the rural parts of the country, being greatest in the mountain areas.
Improving a community while fighting climate change
25 September 2015 – Bidhan Krishna Sarker never expected to become a farmer. Born in the remote Netrakona district in northern Bangladesh, his family lived