IFAD partners with rural youth to get their voices heard at Bonn Climate Summit
Celebrating the International Day of Rural Women
October 15 is the International Day of Rural Woman and a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of rural women around the world. Rural women play key roles in their families, communities and countries, and yet they are often severely disadvantaged, economically, socially and politically.
Sorghum - a new hope in dry times
Trees of hope
Drought threatens much of East and Southern Africa, putting farmers’ livelihoods at risk. But with IFAD funding, communities in Kenya are growing trees to help safeguard their future.
On the ground in Ethiopia
Investing in rural development matters more than ever
Recipes for change: Kenya Muviku
New research finds the potential of waste reuse for small farmers worldwide
Better feed for cows benefits dairy farmers in India and Tanzania
Creating opportunities for rural youth is more urgent than ever
Organics offer new opportunities to young farmers in the Pacific Islands
Searching for a better way to farm
With her granddaughter in hand, Ruth Stephen Chileshe proudly shows off the large iron-roofed brick house she recently built selling maize, cassava, beans and ground nuts from her small farm in rural Zambia. Only 10 meters down the pathway stands the remnants of her old and much smaller home.
Rural poor people in Madagascar strengthen resilience through land tenure
Boosting nutrition one TV show at a time in Laos
In rural communities in northern Laos, an IFAD supported programme is using a television soap opera to help tackle extreme poverty and malnutrition.
Almonds and apricots flower on once-barren land
Reducing rice imports helps smallholder farmers in Nigeria
Native fruits fuel rural development in Brazil
Smallholder farmers bring high value to their crops in Nepal
Piyola Oli is a farmer in western Nepal. One of her main challenges is access to quality seeds. Through the IFAD-supported High-Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas project, Oli has learned how to produce good quality onion seeds from her own produce and her income has increased considerably.
Maximizing the efficiency of development evaluation through ICTs
Consultation on the Eleventh Replenishment of IFAD's resources
Protecting the environment through sustainable production
Bong tree farming raises income of former rice farmers in Laos
Making the most of Africa’s rural youth
The potential powerhouse of energy and creativity of the world’s 1.2 billion young people was highlighted by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD during the annual spring meetings of the World Bank Group (Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that are currently underway.The event brings together central bankers, ministers of finance and development sector executives, among others, to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.