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Ten African Leaders write letters to other World Leaders to urge them to increase funding to IFAD
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.
Nigeria: From Rice to Riches
On 1 October 2020, the UN marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a blueprint to advance women’s rights. But according to the Gender Equality report there’s still a long way to go.
Ethiopia: Water Works
Water is a vital ingredient for growing many crops around the globe, but while the world has enough water, it’s often not in the right places, at the right time.
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.
Improving the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities along Mozambique’s coastline
The IFAD-supported Artisanal Fisheries Promotion Project (ProPESCA) was implemented to improve the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities living along Mozambique’s coastline.
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.
Marie-Aude Even talks about agronomy
Marie-Aude Even, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD, talks about crops development.
Mattia Prayer Galletti talks about indigenous peoples
Mattia Prayer Galletti, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about indigenous peoples.
Zainab Semgalawe talks about rural institutions
Zainab Semgalawe, lead regional technical specialist, talks about rural institutions
Sauli Hurri talks about rural finance, markets and value chains
Sauli Hurri, senior regional technical specialist, talks about rural finance, markets and value chains
Michael Hamp talks about rural finance, markets and value chains
Michael Hamp, lead technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and value chains
Oliver Page talks about climate change and environment
Oliver Page, regional specialist, talks about climate change and environment
Putso Nyathi talks about agronomy
Putso Nyathi, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD for the east and southern Africa region, talks about agronomy.
Tom Mwangi Anyonge talks about youth
Tom Mwangi Anyonge, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about youth, rural development and institutions.
Jonathan Agwe talks about rural finance, markets and enterprises
Jonathan Agwe, lead regional technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and enterprises
Colombia: Rebuilding lives and businesses in post-conflict rural areas
Colombia is a country rich in natural resources and diverse communities. But in small towns and across the countryside, many families remain poor.
Targeting at IFAD - Focusing efforts to create opportunities for rural poor people
To improve its contribution to the 2030 SDGs Agenda of eradicating poverty in all its forms and in line with the Leave No One Behind framework, IFAD has committed to improve its targeting performance.
Senegal: Focusing on Ability
Djenalib Ba and Daba Diom are Persons with a Disability. Training received from IFAD-supported projects in rural areas of Senegal made them able to feed their families and send their children to school.
Niger: No safety without water
Increasing violence in the Sahel region is causing a rise in the number of internally displaced persons. Fleeing Boko Haram through the desert, there is an urgent need for shelter and basic resources, like water.
Connecting lives: immerse yourself in the virtual reality of life
Step into the real world of Mariamo Fermino Bilasse as she builds her business in Mozambique
Climate Knowledge from the Ancestors
Have you ever found yourself looking outside the window, wondering if it will be raining soon? Perhaps you never thought of asking the ants.
Zero hunger, climate resilient: Transforming agriculture in Guinea-Bissau
Innovative and forward-looking, the IFAD-funded project in Guinea-Bissau will transform rural economic networks for a sustainable agriculture of the future.
Paving the way: Rural youth in Pakistan
Deep in the mountainous region of northern Pakistan sits the picturesque village of Minimarg. Almost 200 kilometres from Gilgit, the region’s capital, Minimarg can only be accessed via the 4,000-meter Burzil Pass.
Recipes for Change: Moringa Leaves with Coconut from Sri Lanka
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef Rubio is in Sri Lanka to learn about moringa, a drought-resilient superfood that is helping rural households cope with the effects of climate change, increase their incomes, and improve their nutrition.
Recipes for Change: Ema Datshi & Millet Momos from Bhutan
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, is in Bhutan to find out how farmers are rediscovering traditional crops that can help them mitigate the impact that climate change is having on their staple cultivations.
Guide to finding IFAD financial data
IFAD is the only IFI with the specific mandate to eradicate poverty and hunger by investing in poor rural people through financial and technical assistance to agriculture and rural development projects in developing member states.
Speak Up, Report, Support
Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse is unacceptable and has no place in IFAD, including its operations and financed activities. IFAD reaffirms its no tolerance policy.
A day in the life of a vegetable farmer in Lesotho
Thabo Lefatle owns and runs a small vegetable farm in Lesotho’s Mafeteng district, south of the capital Maseru. He is one of 55,000 smallholder farmers in Lesotho who applied for and won public grants.
IFAD's 2019 Rural Development Report
Nearly 1 billion of the world’s 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 reside in developing countries. Their numbers are growing far more rapidly in lower income countries than in higher income countries, particularly in rural areas.