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How the United Nations System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change

noviembre 2014
Climate change and sustainable development are the central challenges of our time. They are inseparably linked and need to be addressed together. Action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate impacts is essential for ensuring sustainable development. At the same time, only sustainable development can provide the stable political, economic, social and environmental conditions that all countries need to address climate change successfully and build carbon-neutral economies. This is why the UN system is fully committed to supporting the international community as it confronts climate change while working to build a sustainable world for the twenty-first century.

How to do note: Strengthen community-based natural resource management organizations

noviembre 2014
Natural resources (land, water, forests, fisheries) are fundamental to the survival of rural people. The livelihoods of most poor people depend on agriculture, which in turn hinges on the continued productiveness of the land and availability of water resources. Land and water, in addition to forests, offer the compendium of ecological goods and services that smallholders in developing countries need for their economic development; they can also provide a safety net in times of crisis. These resources are also global public goods. Natural resources need to be managed sustainably not only on smallholder farms and in individual sectors (e.g. selected sources of water or forest reserves) but in the totality of ecosystems that support their existence.

Learning from each other: South-South and triangular cooperation in East and Southern Africa

octubre 2014
South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) has become an integral part of IFAD’s support to ESA programmes. The transfer of effective approaches and technologies enables countries of the South to join forces in meeting their aims of reducing rural poverty and ensuring food security. By using experts from other countries in project design, for instance, or setting up learning and sharing opportunities in the region, IFAD has helped foster such exchanges.

Congo: Country Technical Notes on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

octubre 2014
The indigenous population of the Republic of Congo (RC) include the Baka, Mbendjele, Mikaya, Luma, Gyeli, Twa and Babongo peoples. Depending on sources, these peoples represent a small minority of 1.25 to 10 percent of RC’s estimated population of 4.4 million, primarily of Bantu origin.

Lecciones Aprendidas: Proyectos de desarrollo de cadenas de valor de productos básicos

octubre 2014
Esta publicación de Lecciones Aprendidas tiene como objetivo proporcionar a los equipos de diseño observaciones basadas en experiencias concretas provenientes de proyectos del FIDA y de otros donantes que puedan ser útiles para el diseño de proyectos de cadenas de valor. Este documento es parte de un conjunto de publicaciones (caja de herramientas) que incluye además un documento de Notas sobre el Diseño de Proyectos de Cadenas de Valor Agrícolas y un Cuadro General

Gender equality and women's empowerment - IFAD's work and results

octubre 2014
IFAD is committed to gender equality. Women embody half the talent and energy at any country’s disposal. That’s why greater gender equality leads to higher economic growth and better lives.

Toolkit: Lines of credit

octubre 2014
The LOC is a loan to a participating financial institution (PFI) for on-lending to customers who are expected to repay their loans with interest.

Case study: Men’s Travelling Conference, Kenya

octubre 2014
This case study illustrates how the Men's Travelling Conference (household methodology) has been used effectively in Kenya, highlighting how it has worked in a particular context.

Estudio de casos: Metodología para fomentar la transformación en los hogares en Etiopía

octubre 2014
Este estudio de caso ilustra cómo la Metodología para fomentar la transformación en los hogares se ha utilizado de manera eficaz en Etiopía, destacando cómo ha funcionado en un contexto particular.

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