Scaling-out gender transformation for climate change
Development approaches must address structural barriers and power imbalances for women and other marginalized groups to adapt to climate change.
Djibouti’s “mother counsellors” are agents of change
Building for biodiversity: How one fence saved Kenyan farmers, crops – and wildlife
We often think of elephants as gentle giants. Beloved by nature enthusiasts the world over, they are an iconic presence in the forests and grasslands of Africa and Asia. They are also a keystone species, indispensable for maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems in which they live.
Rwandan silkworm farmers weave links to global markets
Could avocados save Nairobi's water?
Esther Wandia is an avocado convert. Two years ago, the single mother of four decided to set up a tree nursery on her farm in Makomboki, in a hilly area north of Nairobi known for its tea production.
Cacao: How just one crop has boosted an entire country’s exports
Beating back climate impacts in Bhutan
Stronger together: The power of farmers’ organizations
Building women’s resilience and livelihoods
Five ways bamboo can fight climate change
With an estimated 30 million hectares throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia and the Americas, bamboo can provide a significant contribution to combatting climate change in the developing world, particularly in rural communities.
New tool improves the visibility of farmers and rural producers’ organizations
Grassroots and international farmers’ and rural producers’ organizations play an invaluable role as representatives of the farming community.
How savings groups are empowering women in Guatemala
Wild honey of the Wichi people: a treasure to be discovered
In the community of Larguero, in the Chaco Salteño, a group of indigenous beekeepers are raising the profile of a unique wild honey
20 podcasts we will be listening to in 2020
We asked colleagues for their favourite podcasts on topics related to development, food, agriculture and climate. If you are looking to learn something new check out our suggestions.
Community gardens pave the way for climate-resilient agriculture in Gambia
How agroecology can respond to a changing climate and benefit farmers
Current food systems are at a crossroads. There is a strong need for transforming food production and consumption patterns in a sustainable way. One where farmers adapt and build resilience to the increasing challenges from climate change and where nutritious food is available for all. Agroecology provides one solution towards this transformation.
Help farmers and the planet? Yes, we can
Tajikistan is a mountainous country nestled in Central Asia. Over five million people live a rural life, the majority of them depending on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Helping agriculture climb the climate agenda in Madrid
Specialised production secures better income for rural households in China
Family farming, biodiversity and climate change - opportunities of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming
IFAD’s Climate Action Report 2019
On a mission to save the Amazon
Against the backdrop of the climate crisis, José Gregorio Diaz Mirabal, Coordinator of the Congress of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) visited IFAD in Rome, where he discussed the situation affecting the Amazon and the implications for indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and for humanity as a whole.
Putting an end to violence against women in rural communities
On the international day for the elimination of violence against women, IFAD reaffirms its commitment to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence.