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The Adaptation Advantage: the economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers for climate change

junio 2016
It is now beyond a reasonable doubt that the earth’s changing climate is a result of human actions. The expanding total volume of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere is precipitating higher global surface temperatures and sea level rise. The effects of human-induced climate change threaten the very existence of numerous species across the planet, including our own.

IFAD Annual Report 2015

junio 2016
Conozca la labor, las inversiones y los resultados del FIDA leyendo el Informe anual de 2015. Lea las historias de las mujeres y los hombres de las zonas rurales que el Fondo empodera y consulte los datos y las cifras que el FIDA comunica periódicamente a sus Estados Miembros y asociados. También puede obtener más información sobre las actividades de promoción que el Fondo lleva a cabo para que las necesidades de las comunidades rurales figuren siempre entre las cuestiones prioritarias de la agenda internacional del desarrollo.

Facility for Refugees, Migrants, Forced Displacement and Rural Stability (FARMS)

junio 2016
In recent years, forced displacement has become a global problem of unprecedented scale, driven by conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations. While the total number of displaced people reached an all-time high of nearly 60 million people in 2015, global attention has focused on the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region, where continued conflict and violence most acutely affect Iraq, Syria, Yemen and neighbouring countries. The total population of concern in the region is estimated at around 22 million people. According to the Stockholm Declaration, “At the root of conflict and fragility lie injustice, human rights violations, inequality, exclusion, poverty, poor management of natural resources and the absence of inclusive political settlements and capable institutions.” Therefore, people in crisis need not only relief and emergency services; people, communities and countries in crisis also need development strategies that solve underlying problems over the long term.

IFAD’s engagement in Least Developed Countries: A review

mayo 2016
IFAD’s strategic vision of inclusive and sustainable rural transformation is central to its support of national processes of economic growth and structural transformation in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). This document reviews IFAD’s support to LDCs and to the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action, adopted in 2011 in order to enable LDCs to meet the criteria for graduation out of this category by 2020.

Research Series Issue 4 - The effects of smallholder agricultural involvement on household food consumption and dietary diversity: Evidence from Malawi

mayo 2016
This paper investigates how household agricultural involvement affects food consumption and dietary diversity in rural Malawi. It analyses the relationship between on-farm income shares and the caloric consumption levels and shares across food groups. It finds that while food consumption and dietary diversity increase with agricultural involvement, the quality of diets does not improve. It highlights the importance of income diversification to dietary diversity and the need for investments in nutrition-sensitive agricultural value chains, nutrition education and crop diversification programmes.

Invertir en la población rural en el Paraguay

mayo 2016
Las operaciones financiadas por el FIDA en el Paraguay se centran en empoderar a los pequeños agricultores y las familias indígenas mediante la creación y el fortalecimiento de organizaciones rurales en términos de gobernanza, administración organizacional y capacidad de servicio.

Investing in rural people in Bolivia

mayo 2016
El FIDA, prestando especial atención a las necesidades de grupos desfavorecidos tales como las mujeres, los jóvenes y los pueblos indígenas, fortalece las capacidades de las organizaciones rurales para ayudar a los pequeños agricultores a desarrollar negocios rurales rentables, así como herramientas y estrategias que mejoran su capacidad de enfrentarse a los desafíos que plantea el cambio climático. Para lograr este objetivo, el FIDA, en colaboración con el Gobierno de Bolivia, diseña programas cuyo objetivo es desarrollar las capacidades técnicas y de negocio de las organizaciones rurales. Estos programas aportan innovaciones tecnológicas que agregan valor a los productos agrícolas, mejorando su calidad y ayudando a los pequeños agricultores a ser más competitivos. Además, las operaciones financiadas por el FIDA fomentan el desarrollo de empresas conjuntas público-privadas que ayudan a los pequeños productores a acceder a los mercados y a las cadenas de valor.

ASAP The Gambia Factsheet

mayo 2016
Strengthening Climate Resilience of the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (CHOSSO) – National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (NEMA)

Work at IFAD: Make a difference

abril 2016
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. IFAD provides low-interest loans and grants to developing countries to finance innovative agricultural and rural development programmes and projects. IFAD was established in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. World leaders agreed that “an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects…”. The conference was organized in the wake of the great droughts and famines that struck many parts of Africa in the early 1970s. IFAD is now among the top multilateral institutions working in agriculture in Africa.

Remittance flow infographic

abril 2016
Remittances are the traditional means of financial support to family members back home. This infographic illustrates the global flow of remittances.

African Postal Financial Services Initiative

abril 2016
This brochure describes the operations of the African Postal Financial Services Initiative, highlighting the unique position of postal networks for extending access to cashless payments and securing affordable financial services in rural areas.

Conjunto de herramientas: Reducir la carga de trabajo doméstico de las mujeres en las zonas rurales mediante el uso de tecnologías y prácticas de ahorro de mano de obra

abril 2016
Este conjunto de herramientas comprende una sinopsis, una guía práctica y las enseñanzas extraídas en relación con las tecnologías de ahorro de mano de obra para reducir la carga de trabajo doméstico.

Compendium of rural women’s technologies and innovations

abril 2016
It’s a well-worn cliché that women’s work is never done. But in many parts of the world, it’s still undeniably true.

Guía práctica: Reducir la carga de trabajo doméstico de las mujeres de las zonas rurales mediante el uso de tecnologías y prácticas de ahorro de mano de obra

abril 2016
Esta guía práctica examina las oportunidades que ofrecen las tecnologías y prácticas de ahorro de mano de obra para las mujeres de las zonas rurales en la esfera doméstica.

Enseñanzas extraídas: Reducir la carga de trabajo doméstico de las mujeres mediante inversiones en relación con el agua

abril 2016
El acceso a un abastecimiento sostenible de agua potable en cantidades suficientes para fines domésticos y productivos sigue siendo limitado en muchas zonas rurales, en particular para los grupos más mmarginados.

ASAP Madagascar factsheet

abril 2016
The project consists of two main components. The first aims to promote effective climate change resilient production systems, while the second supports access to markets and other economic opportunities.

ASAP Tanzania factsheet

abril 2016
The programme will focus on the development of the sugarcane industry in Bagamoyo, while also building the local populations resilience to climate change.

The Traditional Knowledge Advantage: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies

abril 2016
Higher temperatures, wildlife extinction, rising sea levels, droughts, floods, heat-related diseases and economic losses are among the consequences of climate change. Climate change disproportionally affects the poorest and most marginalized communities living in vulnerable regions, among them indigenous peoples, whose livelihoods depend on natural resources.

Territorial approaches, rural-urban linkages and inclusive rural transformation

abril 2016
Territorial approaches can enable governments to better address geographical or rural-urban inequalities to more effectively integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of development with regard to populations and sectors in a given geographical area. They can help coordinate and concentrate efforts to address the spatial concentration of poverty and food insecurity in some less developed areas, reflecting vast spatial inequalities.

Ghana: Making value chains work for rural people

abril 2016
There are three major poverty divides in Ghana: rural-urban, northsouth, and between women and men. To meet these challenges, IFAD, the African Development Bank and the Government of Ghana are investing in rural northern Ghana to create viable economic opportunities – particularly for women – while improving market linkages with the south and neighbouring countries. The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) is spurring agricultural and rural growth and poverty reduction with innovative approaches like District Value Chain Committees (DVCCs). IFAD-supported NRGP worked in partnership, for example, with the Association of Church Based Development (ACDEP), a local NGO in northern Ghana to establish the DVCCs. Today, DVCCs are responsible for the effective planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring of activities in the maize, soya and sorghum value chains. The committees include buyers, input providers (seeds and fertilizers), service providers (extension and tractor services), financial institutions like rural banks, and farmer-based organizations (FBOs).

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