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Developing Uganda's small and medium-sized agricultural businesses

July 2021
Gladys Ndagile has been a poultry farmer for many years, but it was only when she connected with a local egg processing business that she finally made a profit from her eggs.

A win-win partnership is boosting small farmer milk production in remote Montenegro

June 2021
It’s six o’clock in Mojkova, in Montenegro and a long working day starts for Sladan Minic. It is an early wintry morning, and Sladan starts to collect milk from the local dairy farmers driving around mountainous roads.

Brazil's seed guardians: Securing future biodiversity with the help of the past

May 2021
Brazil has always been rich in biodiversity. But in the country's semi-arid north-eastern region, extensive ranching, slash-and-burn agriculture, and uncontrolled demand for firewood have led to widespread environmental degradation of the Caatinga biome.

Fighting climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 2021
Los pequeños agricultores, que producen hasta el 80 % de los alimentos en los países de América Latina y el Caribe, están en la primera línea de la batalla contra el cambio climático y la injusticia social.

School meals in Guatemala - making food systems work

May 2021
Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of malnutrition in the world where over 50 per cent of children under five are stunted. Many children do not get enough nutritious food, and often came to school hungry.

Kenya: All the ingredients for a successful banana processing factory

April 2021
Take some young entrepreneurs, add some modern equipment and training supported by IFAD and the Kenyan Government, spread the word using digital marketing, and you have all the ingredients for a successful banana processing factory.

The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility: Leveraging SSTC for rural development

March 2021
To accelerate rural poverty alleviation, enhance rural productivity, and advance rural transformation through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, the China-IFAD SSTC Facility was established in 2018, becoming the first Facility in IFAD dedicated to SSTC.

Targeting hunger by transforming food system through South-South Cooperation

March 2021
Through South-South Cooperation, IFAD is tapping into existing expertise, skills, capacities, and solutions to address the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges on rural populations.

Afghanistan: Celebrating successful rural women

March 2021
Mariam Afzali is a successful farmer and a businesswoman in Afghanistan. Her mushrooms business has grown into a large operation employing ten other women. But 12 years ago, it was a very different story.

Wishing you season’s greetings from Recipes for Change

December 2020
Our Recipes for Change chefs Ska Moteane, Lance Seeto, Bela Gil, Pierre Thiam and Mariah Gladstone shared with us their festive wishes for the Recipes for Change community and IFAD in the holiday season.

Ten African Leaders write letters to other World Leaders to urge them to increase funding to IFAD

October 2020
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.

Nigeria: From Rice to Riches

October 2020
On 1 October 2020, the UN marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a blueprint to advance women’s rights. But according to the Gender Equality report there’s still a long way to go.

Ethiopia: Water Works

August 2020
Water is a vital ingredient for growing many crops around the globe, but while the world has enough water, it’s often not in the right places, at the right time.

Thank you, “cocoa doctors”

July 2020
Chocolate comes in many different forms and varieties, but it always needs one vital ingredient: cocoa. But a decade ago, it was predicted that, by 2020, the world would have a cocoa shortfall of one million tonnes a year.

India: Radiant Women

June 2020
"Tejaswini" means “a woman who is radiant”. And the one million Indian women who are part of the Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme, are indeed radiant.

Improving the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities along Mozambique’s coastline

June 2020
The IFAD-supported Artisanal Fisheries Promotion Project (ProPESCA) was implemented to improve the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities living along Mozambique’s coastline.

Sierra Leone: Recovering from a pandemic

June 2020
In 2014, the people of Sierra Leone faced a seemingly unstoppable virus and a catastrophic outbreak, leading to strict precautionary measures, quarantine and fear.

Marie-Aude Even talks about agronomy

May 2020
Marie-Aude Even, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD, talks about crops development.

Mattia Prayer Galletti talks about indigenous peoples

May 2020
Mattia Prayer Galletti, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about indigenous peoples.

Zainab Semgalawe talks about rural institutions

May 2020
Zainab Semgalawe, lead regional technical specialist, talks about rural institutions

Sauli Hurri talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

May 2020
Sauli Hurri, senior regional technical specialist, talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Oliver Page talks about climate change and environment

May 2020
Oliver Page, regional specialist, talks about climate change and environment

Michael Hamp talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

May 2020
Michael Hamp, lead technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Putso Nyathi talks about agronomy

May 2020
Putso Nyathi, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD for the east and southern Africa region, talks about agronomy.

Tom Mwangi Anyonge talks about youth

May 2020
Tom Mwangi Anyonge, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about youth, rural development and institutions.

Jonathan Agwe talks about rural finance, markets and enterprises

May 2020
Jonathan Agwe, lead regional technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and enterprises

Colombia: Rebuilding lives and businesses in post-conflict rural areas

May 2020
Colombia is a country rich in natural resources and diverse communities. But in small towns and across the countryside, many families remain poor.

Targeting at IFAD - Focusing efforts to create opportunities for rural poor people

April 2020
To improve its contribution to the 2030 SDGs Agenda of eradicating poverty in all its forms and in line with the Leave No One Behind framework, IFAD has committed to improve its targeting performance.

Senegal: Focusing on Ability

March 2020
Djenalib Ba and Daba Diom are Persons with a Disability. Training received from IFAD-supported projects in rural areas of Senegal made them able to feed their families and send their children to school.

Niger: No safety without water

February 2020
Increasing violence in the Sahel region is causing a rise in the number of internally displaced persons. Fleeing Boko Haram through the desert, there is an urgent need for shelter and basic resources, like water.

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