Feature stories

IFAD works on a variety of rural development issues, from poverty reduction and food security to gender equality and climate change – among many others. To learn more about these issues, read the IFAD feature stories below.

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Who will feed a hungry world?

By Mattia Prayer Galletti The future of our food systems depend on smart investments in agriculture that will both increase food production and also...

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Creating opportunities for rural youth is more urgent than ever

A group of young farmers manage their own tomato business in El Salvador. Rapidly evolving agriculture and food systems have a huge potential for creating employment...

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Organics offer new opportunities to young farmers in the Pacific Islands

Young extension workers learn how to cultivate papaya on Viti Levu island. Fiji: Agricultural Partnerships Project ©IFAD/Susan Beccio A growing...

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Searching for a better way to farm

Ruth Stephen Chileshe, a smallholder farmer from northern Zambia, stands with one of her granddaughters in front of the large iron-roofed brick house she was...

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Almonds and apricots flower on once-barren land

Husband and wife strawberry farmers, Raja’i and Bushra Fayyad, in their greenhouse. West Bank: Participatory Natural Resources Management Programme...

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Rural poor people in Madagascar strengthen resilience through land tenure

Women at work in a rice field. Madagascar: Project to Support Development in the Menabe and Melaky Regions ©IFAD/Laura Chumillas In western...

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Boosting nutrition one TV show at a time in Laos

Adults and children in the television series My Happy Family sit down to a meal together. Laos: Soum Son Seun Jai – Community-based Food Security and...

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Reducing rice imports helps smallholder farmers in Nigeria

Peter Okonkwo, who has doubled his rice yield and started to crop twice a year. Nigeria: Value Chain Development Programme ©IFAD/Gabriel Ogolo ...

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Native fruits fuel rural development in Brazil

At work in COOPERCUC’s new plant, which has the capacity to process up to 500 kg of fruit every day. Brazil: Rural Sustainable Development Project in the...

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President’s Foreword to the IFAD Annual Report 2016 Highlights

By Gilbert F. Houngbo IFAD’s Annual Report and Highlights 2016 were published on 28 June. Read the President’s Foreword to the Highlights here. 2016 was the first year of work...

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