A day in the life of a vegetable farmer in Lesotho

September 2019
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

June 2019
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. 

Harold Liversage talks about land tenure

June 2019
Harold Liversage, land tenure specialist at IFAD, talks about land and secured land rights for rural communities.

Antonio Rota talks about livestock

June 2019
Antonio Rota, livestock specialist at IFAD, talks about how livestock is important to marginalised people living in rural areas.

Pedro de Vasconcelos talks about remittances

June 2019

Pedro de Vasconcelos, remittances specialist at IFAD, talks about remittances and their impact on people living in rural areas.

Joyce Njoro talks about nutrition

June 2019
Joyce Njoro, nutrition specialist at IFAD, talks about the chronic impact of malnutrition and undernutrition.

Mawira Chitima talks about water

June 2019
Mewira Chitima, water and infrastructure specialist at IFAD, talks about availability and access to water and rural infrastructure for resilience, market access and economic growth.

Paxina Chileshe talks about climate adaptation

June 2019

Paxina Chileshe, climate change specialist at IFAD, talks about climate adaptation and smallholder farmers.

Massimo Giovanola talks about agricultural risk management

June 2019

Massimo Giovanola, risk management specialist at IFAD, talks about IFAD's innovative and holistic approach to agricultural risk management.

From low to high: Increasing productivity and purchasing power in Kenya

May 2019
There are more than 7.5 million smallholder farmers in Kenya, accounting for about 75 per cent of the country's total agricultural output.
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