Paxina Chileshe talks about climate adaptation
Paxina Chileshe, climate change specialist at IFAD, talks about climate adaptation and smallholder farmers.
Massimo Giovanola talks about agricultural risk management
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
There are more than 7.5 million smallholder farmers in Kenya, accounting for about 75 per cent of the country's total agricultural output.
Guatemala: Leveling the playing field
A group of courageous Guatemalan women set off in 2010 to form their own farming cooperative, "4Pinos" after facing discrimination in the men's cooperative.
Rwanda: Reducing food loss in a changing climate
Farmers in Rwanda can lose around 30 per cent of their harvests before they even reach the market, due to a lack of adequate means to dry, store and transport the crops.
India: Barring Malnutrition
With traditional crops abandoned for lucrative cash crops, malnutrition rates can quickly rise.
The Real Groundbreakers: Irma from Guatemala
Irma, a young Q’eqchi woman and farmer from Guatemala, is working to reforest over 400 hectares of land damaged by climate change, illegal logging and fires.
The Real Groundbreakers: Claudine from Rwanda
Through the power of a women’s farming co-operative in Rwanda, Claudine is using new techniques and seeds for better cassava harvests.
The Real Groundbreakers: Rekha from India
More school children are eating well because of Rekha, a business innovator in India who through a women’s cooperative is making nutrition bars with local rice.
The Real Groundbreakers: Halimé Djimet, Chad
Halimé Djimet is leading a collective of women in Chad to produce and market their sesame seed oil successfully.