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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.

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.

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.

Guatemala: Leveling the playing field

May 2019
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

April 2019
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

March 2019
With traditional crops abandoned for lucrative cash crops, malnutrition rates can quickly rise.

The Real Groundbreakers: Claudine from Rwanda

March 2019
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: Irma from Guatemala

March 2019
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: Rekha from India

March 2019
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

December 2018
Halimé Djimet is leading a collective of women in Chad to produce and market their sesame seed oil successfully.

Recipes for Change: Sesame Fish with Sorrel Sauce

December 2018
Traditional rainfall patterns are changing in Chad, making it increasingly difficult for the poorest populations who rely on small farming for subsistence, to successfully plant and harvest their crops.

India: Nutrition through innovation

November 2018
An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, India, where 42% of children suffer from malnutrition.

Recipes for Change: Kak-Ik

October 2018
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Italian Chef Rubio is in Guatemala to see how the Qeq'chi people are managing to conserve their traditional foods in the face of climate change.

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.

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