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Research Series 85: Financing climate adaptation and resilient agricultural livelihoods

junio 2022
Moving to a process that contributes to improving rather than endangering livelihoods is the challenge that climate change adaptation and resilience-building efforts currently face.

Research Series 84: Farmed animal production in tropical circular food systems

junio 2022
In this review, the role of farmed animals in circular food systems in the tropics is presented in four case studies.

Research Series 83: The future of farming: who will produce our food?

junio 2022
In this report, we highlight past trends and explore possible future trajectories of smallholder farming to predict who the farmers of the future are.

Research Series 82: Contributions of information and communication technologies to food systems transformation

junio 2022
Using a food systems approach, this paper reviews existing evidence and discusses the conditions, rural population segments, and timelines needed to achieve desired outcomes.

Research Series 81: Food and water systems in semi-arid regions – case study: Egypt

junio 2022
This paper explores the role of water in Egypt’s food system and the dilemma the country faces: raise food self-sufficiency by allocating freshwater resources from the Nile to food production, or rely on food imports from water-abundant regions worldwide.

Research Series 80: How can different types of smallholder commodity farmers be supported to achieve a living income?

junio 2022
The paper finds that short- to medium-term interventions are most effective for improving the livelihoods of poor farmers, including food security and health, off-farm employment, and social assistance.

Research Series 79: The position of export crops banana and cocoa in food systems analysis with special reference to the role of certification schemes

junio 2022
In this paper, the certification requirements and schemes of two export commodities—banana and cocoa—are discussed using food system analysis.

Research Series 78: The Small and Medium Enterprises’ quiet revolution in the hidden middle of food systems in developing regions

mayo 2022
This paper explores the rise of SMEs in transforming food systems—from traditional, to transitional, to modern.

Research Series 77: The role of trade and policies in improving food security

mayo 2022
Developing competitive and inclusive food value chains requires domestic macroeconomic policies to improve the agricultural sector’s business environment and create outside opportunities, and sector-specific targeted measures to promote smallholder participation in competitive value chains by reducing market access costs.

Research Series Issue 76: Upscaling of traditional fermented foods to build value chains and to promote women entrepreneurship

mayo 2022
This paper explores how traditional processing of fermented foods can be scaled up while enhancing functional food properties and strengthening local value chains.

Research Series Issue 75: Reverse thinking: taking a healthy diet perspective towards food systems transformations

mayo 2022
This paper argues that food systems transformation should incorporate a dietary perspective that is guided by information on diets, dietary trends, consumer motives, and the food environment characteristics.

Research Series 74: Women’s empowerment, food systems, and nutrition

mayo 2022
This background paper examines the linkages and interactions between women’s empowerment, food systems, and nutrition.

Research Series 73: Food systems and rural wellbeing: challenges and opportunities

mayo 2022
This paper provides a framework for assessing the dynamics of rural wellbeing and food systems change.

Research Series 72: Climate change and food system activities - a review of emission trends, climate impacts and the effects of dietary change

mayo 2022
This article reviews how food system activities contribute to climate change and how dietary changes affect food systems. It shows that while emissions from food production are increasing in most regions, emissions from land use change are decreasing.

Research Series 71: Urbanizing food systems: exploring opportunities for rural transformation

mayo 2022
This paper shows that while anticipated increases in food demand by 2050 can largely be met regionally, potential yield increases or diversification will not contribute automatically to inclusive rural transformation. Instead, urbanization may potentially increase rural inequality and poverty.  

Research Series 70: Do not transform food systems on the backs of the rural poor

mayo 2022
Although the importance of inclusion in food system transformation is gaining traction, this paper argues that recent research and discourse on the topic is insufficient and that specific actions are needed to ensure that this transformation does not take place on the backs of the rural poor.

Research Series 69: Structural and rural transformation and food systems: a quantitative synthesis for LMICs

abril 2022
Using country-level data from 85 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this paper outlines a food systems index (FSI) and analyses the linkages between food systems and structural and rural transformation, as well as population distributions.

Research Series 68: Exploring a food system index for understanding food system transformation processes

abril 2022
This paper explores the prospects for a food system index (FSI) capturing several key components that influence differences in food system performance at the country level.

Research Series 67: Towards food systems transformation – five paradigm shifts for healthy, inclusive and sustainable food systems

abril 2022
This paper highlights five fundamental paradigm shifts that are required to overcome trade-offs and build synergies between health and nutrition, inclusive livelihoods, environmental sustainability, and food system resilience.

Reforzar los sistemas alimentarios del Pacífico para la recuperación de la COVID-19: impactos claves, respuestas y oportunidades para reconstruir mejor

febrero 2022
Este informe ofrece un análisis consolidado de los problemas de seguridad alimentaria y nutrición previos a la COVID y describe las acciones principales necesarias para responder a los efectos actuales, informar la planificación de la recuperación a medio y largo plazo, y prepararse mejor para futuras crisis.

Climate adaptation and mitigation measures for nutrition co-benefits in IFAD investments in Lesotho

junio 2021
This report describes the findings of the country study carried out for the design of IFAD project on Restoration of Landscapes and Livelihoods (ROLL P) in Lesotho.

Climate adaptation and mitigation measures for nutrition co-benefits in IFAD investments in Zimbabwe

junio 2021
This report describes the findings of the country study carried out for the design of IFAD Smallholder Agriculture Cluster Project (SACP) in Zimbabwe.

Climate adaptation and mitigation measures for nutrition co-benefits in IFAD investments in Ghana

junio 2021
This report describes the findings of the country study carried out for the design of IFAD project on Livelihood and Productivity Enhancement of Smallholder Farmers (PROSPER) in Ghana.

Food-system interventions with climate change and nutrition co-benefits: a literature review

junio 2021
This literature review report explores the conceptual linkages between climate change and nutrition using a food system approach.

Serie de Investigación 65: Impactos del desarrollo de la cadena de valor agrícola en una región montañosa: Datos de Nepal

mayo 2021
Este análisis investiga el mecanismo potencial y la importancia práctica de los impactos del desarrollo de la cadena de valor agrícola en una zona rural geográficamente difícil de un país en desarrollo.

Catálogo de innovaciones

febrero 2021
El Catálogo de Innovaciones recoge un conjunto de 23 soluciones a los retos a los que se enfrentan los pequeños productores de África Oriental y Meridional.

Managing agricultural risk through remittances: the case of Senegal

diciembre 2020
This feasibility study explains the role of remittances in agricultural risk management.

Research Series Issue 64: How the adoption of drought-tolerant rice varieties impacts households in a non-drought year: Evidence from Nepal

diciembre 2020
Stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs) are bred to be high yielding and tolerant to climate shocks such as drought.

Desigualdad digital de género en América Latina y el Caribe

octubre 2020
La revolución tecnológica ha hecho posible que la conectividad digital también llegue a zonas rurales.

Impact Assessment: Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project (PSSA)

septiembre 2020
PSSA aimed to unlock rural development and poverty reduction in Peru by supporting the design and implementation of business plans created by Producer Associations, targeting two of the country’s poorest regions.

Research Series Issue 63: The adoption of improved agricultural technologies - A meta-analysis for Africa

agosto 2020
In this paper, particular attention is given to the identification and promotion of productivity and resilience enhancing agricultural practices.

El Estado de la Seguridad Alimentaria y la Nutrición en el Mundo 2020

julio 2020
Transformación de los sistemas alimentarios para que promuevan dietas asequibles y saludables.

Research Series Issue 62: The spillover effects of seed producer groups on non-member farmers in mid-hill communities of Nepal

junio 2020
Rice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields. Stress-tolerant rice varieties can mitigate this vulnerability, as can having a high seed replacement rate and using best management practices in rice cultivation.

Impact Assessment: Gente de Valor – Rural Communities Development Project in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia

mayo 2020
The Rural Communities Development in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia (Project Gente de Valor) was designed to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to thrive in the drought-prone environment of Brazil's north-east region through improved access to water, increased productive capacity, and empowerment of participating communities.

Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in the Near East and North Africa 2019

mayo 2020
This report explores food systems in the Arab States and the policies that support them.

Serie de investigaciones 61: The narrative on rural youth and economic opportunities in Africa: facts, myths and gaps

diciembre 2019
En este documento se examinan la situación de los jóvenes de las zonas rurales y las oportunidades económicas de África, utilizando un conjunto de documentos de políticas de varios países africanos y organizaciones regionales e internacionales.

Serie de investigaciones 60: Invertir en los jóvenes de las zonas rurales en el Cercano Oriente, África del Norte, Europa y Asia Central

diciembre 2019
Los países de la región del Cercano Oriente, África del Norte, Europa y Asia Central, se enfrentan a un sin número de problemas sociales, económicos y políticos que han paralizado sus procesos de transformación estructural y rural.

Serie de investigaciones 59: La situación de los jóvenes rurales en América Latina y el Caribe

diciembre 2019
Este estudio ofrece una idea general de la situación que los jóvenes rurales viven en América Latina y el Caribe.

Research Series Issue 58: Investing in rural youth in the Asia and the Pacific region

diciembre 2019
This study characterizes the structural and rural transformation of the Asia and the Pacific region.

Research Series Issue 57: Unlocking the potential of rural youth: the role of policies and institutions

diciembre 2019
This study presents a framework to analyse the political economy of rural youth policy and institutions’ opportunity space with a quadrant that measures the extent to which rural youth are a priority in policies and institutions versus the extent that governments have to effectively implement rural youth policies.

Research Series Issue 56: The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth

diciembre 2019
This study analyses how migrants positively contribute to the sustainable economic development of rural youth in their countries of origin.

Research Series Issue 55: Rural youth: determinants of migration throughout the world

diciembre 2019
This study takes a unique look at the determinants of youth migration across seven different countries using recently collected data.

Serie de investigaciones 54: La juventud rural en el contexto de la fragilidad y el conflicto

diciembre 2019
Si bien los conflictos suelen definirse como "lo opuesto al desarrollo", generalmente hay una falta de información que se centre solo en los jóvenes que viven en las zonas rurales.

Research Series Issue 53: Youth access to land, migration and employment opportunities: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

diciembre 2019
This study examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities in various African countries.

Research Series Issue 52: Information and communication technologies and rural youth

diciembre 2019
This analysis reviews existing research on the impact of digital initiatives on youth in the education, agriculture, financial and employment sectors.

Serie de investigaciones 51: La financiación inclusiva y los jóvenes rurales

diciembre 2019
En este estudio se analiza la financiación inclusiva y a la juventud rural mediante una investigación de vanguardia con nuevas ideas y enfoques que han surgido a lo largo de los años en este campo.

Research Series Issue 50: Rural transformation and the double burden of malnutrition among rural youth in developing countries

diciembre 2019
In this study, we show that rural transformation processes are associated with improvements in rural youth nutrition – malnutrition and underweight – in nearly all regions, although the pace of change varies considerably across countries.

Research Series Issue 49: Climate and jobs for rural young people

diciembre 2019
Climate change matters for all young people, especially for those whose livelihoods depend on agriculture. This study shows that adaptation to climate change is feasible and options increase as new technologies and management approaches come on-stream.

Research Series Issue 48: Rural youth, today and tomorrow

diciembre 2019
Research on rural youth aspirations suggests that many young people are not averse to agriculture as such, but to agriculture’s current neglected condition

Research Series Issue 47: Landscapes of rural youth opportunity

diciembre 2019
This study is motivated by the consistent portrayal of agriculture and the broader rural economy in Africa as domains of opportunity for rural youth.

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