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The Gambia: IFAD invests in rural women
Almost half the world's agricultural workers are women, yet they own less land than men. Farmer Awa Jagne speaks about how access to land has changed her life.
IFAD's Transparency Agenda
Transparency is imperative to achieve greater accountability and development effectiveness. This video shows IFAD’s increased commitment to high transparency standards in all aspects of operations. It also presents the corporate transparency action plan developed to help IFAD build a culture of transparency to promote partnerships based on trust and to maximize development impacts.
Territorios Productivos - transforming rural policies in Mexico
In 2014, IFAD and the Mexican government piloted a new policy approach that goes beyond cash transfers to help eradicate rural poverty. Through this pilot project, designed and implemented in partnership with the Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural (RIMISP), poor, rural families – those who receive the small monthly social security payments – for the first time have been able to access Government’s agricultural support programmes and have increased their productivity and incomes.
Sudan: Seed money
Rural women are the poorest of the poor in Sudan. Access to education is severly limited and they often have little say in the running of their families or communities.
Jordan: Leaving No One Behind
Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was once a rural town of 12,000 inhabitants. It is now home to at least 120,000 refugees - most of whom have fled the conflict in Syria. This sudden increase in population created competition for already limited resources. But investments in agricultural production and access to microfinance loans have given host communities and refugees opportunities to run their own businesses and feed their families.
Bangladesh: Breaking down barriers
Traditionally relegated to house chores, most rural women of Bangladesh have had very little access to economic activities outside their homes and they are often the poorest and most marginalized members of their communities.
Bangladesh: Land of our own
In South East Bangladesh, regular flooding - exacerbated by rising sea levels - displaces 26,000 people every year. People who are left homeless and landless after their homes are washed away resettle on newly formed river islands.