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2021: Rural Resilience in Action

December 2021
For another year, millions of small-scale farmers have been bearing the brunt of climate change and COVID-19. We were there to support them every step of the way.

Solar-powered fridges aid COVID recovery in Djibouti

December 2021
This year’s COVID-19 lockdowns cut off Djibouti’s fishing community from their markets. But with no way to store fish in the searing heat, many fishers were forced to throw their catch away. Now, thanks to some solar-powered fridges, they’re back on their feet and trading with new customers.

Tipping the scales of equality in the Philippines

November 2021
"Before, these women were just waiting at home. Now, we are more educated. We are empowered to be more independent," says Ruperta Gagarin, a businesswoman from the Philippines.

Fostering ecosystem services in the Peruvian Andes

November 2021
The FIDA-MERESE project has helped farmers in the Jequetepeque and Cañete river basins become stewards of the ecosystems on which they depend.

ShareFair of geospatial tools and applications for climate investments

November 2021
As changing climates affect farming conditions across the world, how can geospatial and remote sensing tools help IFAD and others decide on where adaptation investments are best needed and what impact these interventions will have?

Women are protagonists of change in Nicaragua’s rural areas

October 2021
One after another, women who received support from the NICAVIDA project, repeat like a mantra: “I’m a protagonist”.

Promoting youth employment in Grenada

October 2021
Two of the most significant challenges Grenada faces are common ones for small island developing states: high levels of youth unemployment, currently over 40 per cent, and vulnerability of agricultural production to climate change and climate shocks.

Tackling climate change: Saving Senegal's mangrove forests

September 2021
Marianne Ndong and her colleagues make a living from raising and selling oysters in the village of Dassilamé Sérère, in Senegal’s Saloum Delta. Mangroves don’t just support marine life, like the oysters Marianne raises. They also form a protective barrier between land and sea.

A glimpse into the Pacific food systems

September 2021
Discover the specificities of food systems in the Pacific region, why they are particularly fragile, and the role of the island communities in protecting them.

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