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Climate change poses new challenges for farmers in central Ecuador

April 2016
Francisco Don Pacho Garcés is a farmer from Ecuador and the president of the local small farmers’ association for Fray Mariano Benitez. He has seen first-hand

How an innovative 'sand' dam is causing a rush for water in Somalia

March 2016
In the sub-regions of Maaroodi-Jeex and Awdal, in the arid and semi-arid region of Somaliland, an innovative water management solution is helping small farmers stay in business despite the changing weather patterns.

The benefits of bamboo: support for livelihoods, the environment and women’s empowerment

March 2016
An IFAD grant-supported programme has demonstrated the enormous potential of bamboo in contributing to rural poverty reduction in several countries in

A cross-continental partnership improves smallholder farmers’ lives

March 2016
27 MARCH 2015 – Science is the pillar of improvement, and agriculture is the pillar of food security. Through the programme, both of those pillars come

A family that works together can overcome poverty

March 2016
As the Lead Technical Specialist of the IFAD Gender Team, Clare Bishop-Sambrook explained "IFAD has been developing HHMs for several years as an effective

Stewards of biodiversity adapt to a changing climate

March 2016
Local varieties grown in the programme area. Clockwise from top: hands holding yellow maize, white maize and bambara groundnuts Zimbabwe: Scaling up People's

“Water is critical to development,” says IFAD expert

March 2016
Access to water means Lake, a smallholder farmer in Ethiopia, no longer has to rely on food aid to survive. He is making an income and feeding his family.

World Water Day 2015: Water for sustainable development, water for life

March 2016
WATER IS HEALTH. Farmer rinses fruit and vegetables using water from a new irrigation system in Ecuador. © IFAD/Susan Beccio 20 MARCH 2015 – Water lies

Recipes for Change: Vai Ika (Tuna and taro leaves)

March 2016
Try the recipe Vai Ika (Tuna and taro leaves) - Tonga

Gender equality begins in the home

March 2016
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By encouraging rural families to work together in a way that benefits everyone, IFAD's household methodologies has already shown promising results in Uganda,

International Day of Rural Women: Message from Michel Mordasini, Vice-President of IFAD

March 2016
The Vice-President of IFAD, Michel Mordasini (centre) meets with a group of female shea processors at Kanvilli in Northern Ghana. ©IFAD/Francis Kokoroko

Improving food security in Bolivia

March 2016
11 December 2015 – Juana Huarachi is a llama herder and agronomist from the poor rural community of Curahuara de Carangas, Oruro in western Bolivia. Fifteen

Promoting gender equality in Morocco

March 2016
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

Innovation, agriculture and a changing climate

March 2016
Dr.Ismahane Elouafi is passionate about innovation. A scientist, geneticist and the Director General of the , Elouafi and her team are working to find

European Commission and IFAD: Innovating together

January 2016
Since 2006, the European Commission (EC) has collaborated with IFAD in financing a series of thematic and country programmes. This relatively recent partnership has grown in multiple and interesting directions, both in terms of funds invested, and the spread of programmes that benefit from that investment. From the US$50 million given to IFAD through the Food Facility of 2008, the EC now invests a total of more than US$326 million across selected thematic and country programmes. A relationship of trust, rigour and shared vision has evolved.

Joseph Nganga, Programme Officer

January 2016
I have worked as a Country Programme Officer since 2011, but before that I worked in IFAD-funded projects in Kenya. When I was recruited to work at IFAD I was overjoyed. Starting as a national officer and now participating at the international level has been great - blending hard facts with experience drawn from the field and spicing them up was quite a contribution.

Seiko Yabumoto, Assistant

January 2016
I've been at IFAD since 2006 initially as temporary staff and in 2007 I started working with the governing bodies office as an assistant. In 2011 I become Assistant to the Director & Treasurer. My roles at IFAD have been a great way to be exposed to IFAD operations – all official documents pass through the Governing Bodies office and all the IFAD commitments and deliverables are recorded. That was a great way to be thrown into IFAD's work. I have brought previous experience and knowledge with me from the private sector and the fashion industry. Everything that you learn, you never throw away. At IFAD I have been able to build on these experiences.

Building a better life for rural youth in El Salvador

November 2015
As IFAD commemorates a 30-year partnership with El Salvador during ‘IFAD Week' – we look at the challenges and opportunities faced by rural youth in the country.

Supporting Natural Resources Management through Community Innovation Centres

November 2015
The Centre Communautaire d'Innovation (CCI) or Community Innovation Centres were first introduced in Rwanda to provide technical and organisational support to small farmers as part of a pilot project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Support Project for the Strategic Plan for the Transformation of Agriculture (PAPSTA).

Recipes for Change: Poulet Yassa

October 2015
There are many varieties of onions grown in Senegal. Perhaps the most common are the Gandiol and Noflaye species which are both well known for their strong taste and ability to be stored for long periods of time. The onion is a dietary staple of Senegal, appearing in many of the country's most famous dishes, including Poulet Yassa.

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