Thank you, “cocoa doctors”
Chocolate comes in many different forms and varieties, but it always needs one vital ingredient: cocoa. But a decade ago, it was predicted that, by 2020, the world would have a cocoa shortfall of one million tonnes a year.
India: Radiant Women
"Tejaswini" means “a woman who is radiant”. And the one million Indian women who are part of the Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme, are indeed radiant.
Sierra Leone: Recovering from a pandemic
In 2014, the people of Sierra Leone faced a seemingly unstoppable virus and a catastrophic outbreak, leading to strict precautionary measures, quarantine and fear.
Sauli Hurri talks about rural finance, markets and value chains
Zainab Semgalawe talks about rural institutions
Marie-Aude Even talks about agronomy
Marie-Aude Even, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD, talks about crops development.