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Lessons learned: Integrated homestead food production (IHFP)

noviembre 2015
This note presents lessons learned on integrated homestead food production (IHFP) emerging from projects and programmes implemented by IFAD and other development actors around the world. It aims to complement the How To Do Note (HTDN) on the same subject by illustrating success stories and good practices through case studies.

How to do note: Integrated homestead food production (IHFP)

noviembre 2015
Integrated homestead food production (IHFP) is considered to be a nutrition-sensitive, pro-poor and women-controlled approach to household food production that includes vegetable and fruit gardens, backyard livestock-raising and small fish ponds. It can enhance poor rural people’s access to a variety of nutritious fresh foods, grown in close proximity to their households and requiring relatively limited human, financial and productive resources. The how to do note provides operational guidance on how to design and implement projects that incorporate IHFP.

Transforming rural areas

noviembre 2015
Today more people live in cities than ever before, but we still depend on rural areas for our food. In the developing world, up to 80 per cent of food is produced on small farms that are usually family-run. Yet it’s also true that 70 per cent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas, where the lack of opportunity is forcing many young rural people to leave their homes in search of work in overcrowded cities or abroad.

How to do note: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change

noviembre 2015
Fisheries and aquaculture are important contributors to food security and livelihoods at household, local, national and global levels. However, while aquaculture production is growing rapidly throughout the world, particularly in Asia and Africa, many of the world’s fisheries are at grave risk from human pressures, including overexploitation, pollution and habitat change. Climate change is compounding these pressures, posing very serious challenges and limiting livelihood opportunities.

Baseline survey on the use of rural post offices for remittances in Africa

octubre 2015
This survey was commissioned by the Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and undertaken by Taylor Nelson Sofres, TNS-RMS, in the context of the African Postal Financial Services Initiative (APFSI).

Ampliación de escala de los resultados

octubre 2015
Al igual que muchos asociados en el desarrollo, el FIDA ha llegado a la conclusión de que los proyectos de desarrollo innovadores e independientes no constituyen, por sí solos, un vehículo eficaz para erradicar la pobreza a gran escala, sino que deben formar parte de un proceso a más largo plazo que pueda sustentar el aprendizaje y la ampliación de escala.

The Mitigation Advantage: Maximizing the co-benefits of investing in smallholder adaptation initiatives

octubre 2015
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted a critical trade-off between agricultural development and climate change mitigation.

Programa de Adaptación para la Agricultura en Pequeña Escala (ASAP)

octubre 2015
En 2012, el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) puso en marcha el Programa de Adaptación para la Agricultura en Pequeña Escala (ASAP) con el fi n de hacer que la fi nanciación relacionada con el cambio climatico y el medio ambiente benefi cie a los pequeños agricultores. El ASAP, un marco de fi nanciación plurianual de donantes múltiples, proporciona una nueva fuente de cofi nanciación destinada a ampliar la escala de la adaptación al cambio climático e incorporarla en las nuevas inversiones del FIDA, que rondan los USD 1 000 millones al año. El programa se integra con los procesos de inversión ordinarios del Fondo y se benefi cia de unos sistemas de control de calidad y de supervisión rigurosos.
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Finance for Food: Investing in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

octubre 2015
Agriculture and food are critical areas in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a global action plan aiming to guide the actions of governments, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders over the next fifteen years. The agrifood sector is a key area of investment for food security and nutrition.

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