Pakistan: Breaking the cycle of poverty

October 2018
The poorest people in the world are trapped in what is called the 'cycle of poverty'. Their familiies are so poor that they cannot access the necessary resources to improve their lives.

Guatemala: Turning up the heat

September 2018
Indigenous communities of Guatemala are feeling the effects of deforestation. Increased agriculture, illegal logging and fires have reduced forest cover, and rising temperatures and unpredictable bursts of rainfall that wash away the soil are making it difficult for farming communities to sustain themselves.

Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger

September 2018
In August 2018, the heads of the three Rome-based food agencies travelled to Niger to strengthen their joint efforts to reduce poverty and hunger.

Tajikistan: United We Stand

August 2018
Despite recent economic growth, the Republic of Tajikistan is still one of the poorest Central Asian countries. Its rural population makes up for 3/4 of the total and relies mostly on livestock and herding as its mainstay.

Modernizing of micro shoe industries in Bangladesh

August 2018
Bhairob, Bangladesh, has traditionally been a footwear producing area, and more than 7000 factories have been established here over the past few decades. 

Senegal: IFAD invests in opportunities

July 2018
The number of international migrants worldwide is growing at a faster rate than the world's population, reaching 258 million in 2017. Every day thousands of people leave their homes in search of a better life.

The Gambia: IFAD invests in rural women

June 2018
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

June 2018
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

April 2018

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

March 2018
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. 
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