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Caja de herramientas de comunicación del FIDA

agosto 2021
La comunicación es clave para ayudar a la población rural pobre a construir una vida mejor. Y este conjunto de herramientas ha sido creado para ayudarnos a todos a cumplir con esta tarea.

Knowledge Management Resource Centre

agosto 2021
A resource for IFAD staff and consultants, project staff and partners who want to learn more about KM.

Guía práctica: Acceso a la tierra en favor del empleo y el emprendimiento de los jóvenes rurales

abril 2021
Esta guía práctica sobre el acceso a la tierra para el empleo y la iniciativa empresarial de los jóvenes de las zonas rurales complementa el conjunto de herramientas sobre la tenencia de la tierra en las operaciones financiadas por el FIDA, que destaca la importancia de fortalecer la seguridad de la tenencia para el desarrollo rural.

Guía práctica: Selección de cultivos para mejorar la calidad de la dieta y la resiliencia

marzo 2021
Esta Guía práctica es parte de una serie de cinco notas que acompañan al marco operativo de NUS.

Guía práctica: Evaluación de las necesidades del mercado y nuevas oportunidades en las cadenas de valor de las NUS

marzo 2021
Esta Guía práctica es parte de una serie de cinco notas que acompañan al marco operativo de NUS.

Guía práctica: Promoción de especies olvidadas y subutilizadas para mercados internos

marzo 2021
Esta Guía práctica es parte de una serie de cinco notas que acompañan al marco operativo de NUS.

Guía práctica: Intervenciones en apoyo de los mercados de exportación de las NUS

marzo 2021
Esta Guía práctica es parte de una serie de cinco notas que acompañan al marco operativo de NUS.

Guía práctica: Incorporación de NUS en las políticas nacionales para mejorar la nutrición

marzo 2021
Esta Guía práctica es parte de una serie de cinco notas que acompañan al marco operativo de NUS.

Directrices operativas sobre la participación del FIDA en el desarrollo de la cadena de valor en favor de los pobres

enero 2021
These guidelines address recommendations on ensuring that IFAD’s pro-poor value chain development projects reach out to women and the very poor, apply a programmatic approach when needed, promote an inclusive value chain governance, work with the appropriate expertise and partners, and build capacity for implementation.

Adaptation Framework Tool

enero 2021
The Adaptation Framework is a repository of adaptation actions for small-scale agriculture, including livestock, forestry, and fisheries. It provides an approach for incorporating adaptation practices into project design.

Informe del estudio de casos del Sistemas de Garantía Participativa

octubre 2020
Tras varios años de colaboración entre el FIDA y Slow Food sobre temas relacionados con la seguridad alimentaria, los pueblos indígenas y los jóvenes, en 2017, el FIDA aprobó "Empoderamiento de los jóvenes indígenas y sus comunidades para que defiendan y promuevan su patrimonio alimentario", un gran proyecto de donaciones que será ejecutado por Slow Food a lo largo de tres años.

How to prevent land use conflicts in pastoral areas

julio 2020
This How-to-do Note focuses on how conflicts over land and natural resources in pastoral areas can be prevented or transformed into positive outcomes.

How to do note: Gender and pastoralism

julio 2020
This HTDN complements the IFAD Toolkit along with the 2018 HTDN on Pastoralism, which highlights the importance of gender in pastoral production systems.

PARM Final Report (2014-2019)

diciembre 2019
Read this final programme report for more information on the PARM processes and achievements in each country.

Guía práctica - Cómo efectuar una evaluación rápida del mercado ganadero: guía para profesionales

diciembre 2019
Con la presente guía se capacita a los equipos de diseño de proyectos en las habilidades y herramientas básicas que les permitirán: i) determinar el tipo de datos que se necesita obtener; ii) seleccionar los métodos y la combinación acertada de herramientas para recolectar los datos, y iii) organizar y presentar los resultados para que puedan incorporarse al diseño de los proyectos.

A manual in mobilizing migrant resources towards agricultural development in the Philippines

noviembre 2019
This manual discusses the strategy, lessons learned and recommendations of Atikha in scaling up initiatives in mobilizing migrant resources towards agriculture development in the country.

Guía práctica: Incorporar la nutrición a los programas sobre oportunidades estratégicas nacionales y los proyectos de inversión en la fase de diseño

octubre 2019
This How-to-do Note is a practical step by step operational guidance on mainstreaming nutrition in IFAD-supported country strategies and investment projects for use by IFAD staff, consultants and partners.

Apoyando una agricultura sensible a la nutrición, a través de especies olvidadas y subutilizadas: Marco operacional

agosto 2019
El apoyo del FIDA para mejorar el uso de la agrobiodiversidad, específicamente el referente a especies olvidadas y subutilizadas (NUS) y a un mayor reconocimiento de los saberes tradicionales de los Pueblos Indígenas (IP) son importantes para combatir la inseguridad alimentaria y nutricional.

PARM Annual Progress Report 2018

julio 2019
Since 2013, PARM has collaborated with partners across eight sub-Saharan African countries in a joint process to make agricultural risk management (ARM) an integral part of policy planning. The process led to the implementation of a number of activities at the country, regional and global level including risk assessments, feasibility studies, capacity development training, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue. This report presents these outcomes and achievements from these activities for the year 2018 looking back to the commencement of the process.

Guidelines for Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions

abril 2019
The overall objective of the Guidelines for Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions is to inform and strengthen the design and implementation of future land tenure and governance interventions to best support lasting tenure security and achieve related impacts on poverty, food security, gender equality, environmental sustainability and security.

Herramienta de evaluación para medir la adaptación al cambio climático en el contexto del desarrollo rural (CARD)

marzo 2019
La Herramienta de evaluación para medir la adaptación al cambio climático en el contexto del desarrollo rural (CARD) es una plataforma que evaluar los posibles efectos del cambio climático sobre el rendimiento de los principales cultivos.

Guidebook for mobilizing inclusive remittances for rural investment

febrero 2019
This Guidebook compiles the lessons learned from the implementation of the IFAD-funded Remittances and Diaspora Investment for Rural Development (2014-2018).

Cadenas de valor sensibles a la nutrición: Una guía para el diseño de los proyectos - Vol. II

noviembre 2018
Esta guía brinda orientaciones validadas para diseñar proyectos de cadenas de valor que tienen en cuenta la nutrición para los pequeños agricultores. Esta guía consta de dos volúmenes.

Cadenas de valor sensibles a la nutrición: guía para el diseño de proyectos - Vol. I

octubre 2018
La publicación Cadenas de valor que tienen en cuenta la nutrición: guía para el diseño de proyectos tiene por objeto cerrar una laguna clave en los conocimientos relativos a la incipiente esfera de la relación entre las cadenas de valor y la nutrición, por cuanto brinda orientación sobre la manera de diseñar proyectos de cadenas de valor que tengan en cuenta la nutrición, con especial hincapié en los pequeños productores.

Toolkit: Engaging with pastoralists – a holistic development approach

junio 2018
Pastoralism is a way of life based on territorial mobility, adopted in response to the challenges faced by human communities living in harsh or difficult environments.

How to do note: Engaging with pastoralists – a holistic development approach

junio 2018
This How To Do Note first outlines the problems developers need to be aware of in pastoral development.

Lessons learned: Engaging with pastoralists – a holistic development approach

junio 2018
These lessons learned have been developed for planners and policymakers: (a) to help them avoid investment strategies and policies that impact negatively on pastoralists; and (b) to enable them to ensure that specific policies and plans for pastoral development are more closely tailored to the needs of pastoralists.

Lessons learned: Access to finance for renewable energy technologies

mayo 2018
Access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is often associated with economic development and considered vital to alleviating extreme poverty (World Bank, 2018). Yet access to clean sources of energy is still a challenge for many smallholder farmers, their families and rural entrepreneurs.

How To Do Note: Access to finance for renewable energy technologies

mayo 2018
In the context of population growth, increasing inequality and natural resource depletion, universal access to energy – specifically to renewable energy (RE) – now has high importance on political agendas.

Toolkit: Access to finance for renewable energy technologies

mayo 2018
The toolkit focuses on end-user finance for renewable energy technologies for rural households, smallholder farmers, and rural micro, small and medium enterprises.

Women-led business and value chain development; a case study in Tajikistan

abril 2018
Investments in smallholder goat development and related value chains are effective means to reduce poverty and increase the incomes of men and women from resource-poor households. They are also effective channels to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in remote mountainous areas.

Rural women's leadership programme in grass-roots organizations: a case study in Nepal

abril 2018
IFAD, with support from the Government of Norway, developed the Rural Women’s Leadership Programme (RWLP) to strengthen the role and voice of women leaders in rural organizations, including in policy dialogue.

Indigenous Peoples Glossary (English, French, Spanish)

abril 2018
This publication presents IFAD’s first glossary of terms related to indigenous peoples. It has been developed jointly by specialized staff in the Office of the Secretary (Language Services) and the Indigenous Peoples Desk in the Policy and Technical Advisory Division. The purpose of the glossary is to ensure consistency and accuracy of terminology in English, French and Spanish, and standardize the terminology used in relation to indigenous peoples in official documentation and publications, and in all aspects of meeting preparations. It is intended for use by IFAD staff, indigenous peoples' organizations and other interested parties. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details of the source document and its date of publication.

Metodologías basadas en los hogares

abril 2018
Las intervenciones en el sector agrícola para promover la igualdad entre los géneros y el empoderamiento de la mujer se centran principalmente en el fortalecimiento de las oportunidades económicas y la capacidad de adopción de decisiones de la mujer como agricultora o en grupo. Sin embargo, las mismas mujeres suelen quedar sin poder dentro del hogar.

Integrated promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment: economic empowerment, decision-making and workloads

abril 2018
The causes of gender discrimination pervade different aspects of our lives – social, economic, political, environmental – affecting gender roles and relations in domestic, productive and public domains and from the local to the international level. Time-bound development projects need to address the cross-cutting and multifaceted nature of gender inequality through multiple entry points.

Toolkit: Apoyo a los sistemas de semillas de los pequeños agricultores

marzo 2018
La agricultura comienza con las semillas. Sin semillas no puede haber cultivos ni producción de alimentos. Cuando las cosechas son malas o las reservas se pierden, surge la inseguridad en materia de semillas, lo que puede afectar negativamente la seguridad alimentaria y los medios de vida.

Notas prácticas: Apoyar los sistemas de semillas de los pequeños agricultores

marzo 2018
Esta Notas Prácticas (HTDN en sus siglas en inglés) en este conjunto de herramientas sobre Apoyar a los Sistemas de Semillas de Pequeños Productores aborda las complejidades de los sistemas de semillas, estableciendo un proceso para apoyar a los responsables de la toma de decisiones de las políticas agrícolas nacionales, a las agencias de desarrollo nacionales e internacionales y a los Gerentes de los Programas en los países del FIDA en el diseño y supervisión de proyectos relacionados con semillas. Las otras publicaciones de esta herramienta son el Teaser y las Enseñanzas Extraídas.

Lessons learned: Supporting smallholder seed systems

marzo 2018
This publication, Lessons Learned, presents some key lessons from the experiences of IFAD and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other seed-related development projects. These lessons will help the reader of the How To Do Note (HTDN) to have a greater understanding and appreciation of the framework for analysing national seed systems and how to use the HTDN to inform the design and implementation of more effective seed projects.

How to do note: Design of gender transformative smallholder agriculture adaptation programmes

enero 2018
This How to Do Note (HTDN) is intended to provide guidance on how to design smallholder agriculture adaptation programmes that consider the differential impacts of climate change on women, men and youth smallholder farmers. This includes recognizing that programme interventions – from design to staffing to capacity development of beneficiaries and local organizations – need to consider how gender will affect sustainability and impact. The experiences, social positions and differing access to resources of marginalized populations are fundamental considerations in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of gender transformative smallholder agriculture adaptation programmes.

Belize: Country Technical Note on Indigenous Peoples Issues

diciembre 2017
To facilitate policy implementation at the country level, IFAD‟s Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples (2009) recommended that Country Technical Notes be prepared to provide country-specific information on indigenous peoples, as well as to contribute to the development of country programme strategies and project design.

Remote sensing for index insurance - Findings and lessons learned for smallholder agriculture

octubre 2017
Index insurance has a role to play in agricultural development and risk management, yet it faces operational and technical challenges to reach scale and sustainability. Data are a key challenge and were the focus of the project “Improving Agricultural Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Remote Sensing for Index Insurance”. Limited availability, accessibility, quantity and poor quality of data on the ground are some of the primary technical constraints preventing scale-up and sustainability of index insurance. Without sufficient quality data, either it is impossible to design products for some areas and countries, or products that are designed can become unreliable, not compensating when they should. These inconsistencies intensify vulnerability, lead to distrust of insurance, and ultimately have an impact on demand. This publication details the project, which investigated overcoming issues with ground data by using remote sensing data for index insurance. It describes the different remote sensing options and opportunities available for index insurance, but it also recommends further investment in research and development, supplementary ground data and capacity-building going forward.

Guía práctica: Focalización en la pobreza, la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento durante el diseño de los proyectos

agosto 2017
En esta guía práctica se proporciona orientación para abordar la focalización, la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de la mujer en el contexto del ciclo de diseño de los proyectos del FIDA, desde el trabajo preparatorio inicial hasta la misión de diseño y la redacción del informe.

Conjunto de herramientas: Focalización en la pobreza, la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de la mujer

junio 2017
Describe el contexto y los beneficios de la focalización y la igualdad de género en el desarrollo rural y agrícola y la respuesta del FIDA en el plano normativo.

IFAD’s approach to policy engagement

abril 2017
Typically, IFAD’s approach to policy engagement is one of facilitating, supporting and informing nationally-owned policy processes, so as to enable governments and other national stakeholders to determine themselves the policy change required.

How To Do Note: Engaging with farmers’ organizations for more effective smallholder development

diciembre 2016
Smallholder farmers use different strategies to improve their market presence and to capture more value added in the agricultural sector. These strategies include the creation of cooperatives and other farmers’ organizations (FOs).

Module 1: How and when to do mapping and profiling of farmers’ organizations

diciembre 2016
Why is FO mapping and profiling essential?

Module 3: Support to farmers’ organizations business models

diciembre 2016
A business model is a means by which a farmers’ organization (FO) structures its resources, services and collaboration with members, stakeholders (traders, suppliers, public and private sector), clients and partners to create and capture value.

Toolkit: Designing and implementing conservation agriculture of IFAD investments in sub-Saharan Africa

diciembre 2016
Conservation agriculture (CA) in sub-Saharan Africa has multiple, but often very specific, niches for investment that need to be understood to support its inclusion and implementation in projects.

Lesson learned: Designing and implementing conservation agriculture of IFAD investments in sub-Saharan Africa

diciembre 2016
This “Lessons Learned” document of the conservation agriculture (CA) in sub-Saharan Africa toolkit reviews experiences over the last two decades.

How to do note: Designing and implementing conservation agriculture of IFAD investments in sub-Saharan Africa

diciembre 2016
This “How To Do” note offers guidance on the design, implementation and scaling up of a CA programme or project in sub-Saharan Africa. It begins with a summary of the key issues and associated questions and follows this with lessons gained from experience.

Toolkit: Engaging with farmers’ organizations for more effective smallholder development

diciembre 2016
Smallholder farmers use different strategies to improve their market presence and to capture more value added in the agricultural sector. These strategies include the creation of cooperatives and other farmers’ organizations (FOs).

Module 2: How to support farmers’ organizations in designing their business plans

diciembre 2016
The business plan of an FO is a document providing information on how the FO intends to organize and implement activities so that it is profitable and can succeed. It is an essential tool for the planning, managing and running of a business. It clarifies the operational and financial objectives of a business and contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how the objectives are to be achieved. It may also contain background information about the organization that is attempting to reach those goals.

Scaling up note: Gabon

noviembre 2016
Rural development in Gabon depends largely on growth in the agro-sylvo-pastoral subsector, but the development of the country’s agricultural potential remains incipient. The various strategies adopted by the Government since independence have not succeeded in revitalizing the sector. Currently the agriculture sector employs about 40 per cent of the country’s rural population, although it contributes just 5 per cent of GDP and represents just 0.7 per cent of the government budget. Agricultural land occupies 20 per cent (5.2 million hectares) of the country’s territory, contrasting with the small share of sector activity taking place on less than 10 per cent of arable land. The rural population, which accounted for 20 per cent of the Gabonese people in 2000, is falling steadily as the urban population grows, and represented just 13 per cent of the population in 2013.

How to do Strengthening community-based commodity organizations

octubre 2016
With populations growing, fast emerging middle classes are demanding quality produce, luxury goods (tobacco, alcohol) and animal proteins, and there is pressure on domestic agricultural production to meet these needs.

Toolkit: Formalising community-based microfinance institutions

septiembre 2016
Microfinance institutions (MFI) take various forms these days, among them: projects, credit union or village banking networks, savings and credit cooperatives and mutual institutions, associations, capital companies, etc.

How to do note - Formalising community-based microfinance institutions

septiembre 2016
The purpose of this publication is to provide IFAD CPMs, MFIs, and all technical and financial partners with a methodological tool that will facilitate efficient implementation of the institutional transformation or regrouping processes of microfinance institutions, especially those that serve rural populations – processes that a priori are highly complex.

Lessons learned - Formalising community-based microfinance institutions

septiembre 2016
Despite the progress made in the microfinance sector, its expansion has been hindered in large measure by institutional and financial impediments. This situation has led some institutions to embark on an institutionalization, institutional transformation, or regrouping process to overcome the obstacles in their path.

Gender in climate smart agriculture, Module 18 for the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

julio 2016
This module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural sector to reduce risks linked to climate change. Climate change has an impact on food and nutrition security and agriculture, and the agriculture sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. It is crucial to recognize that climate change affects men and women differently. The initial assumption is that social differences, particularly gender inequality, must be taken into account to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of CSA interventions. Women are key players in the agricultural sector, yet compared to men, they own fewer assets and have access to less land, fewer inputs, and fewer financial and extension services.

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.

Lessons learned: Pastoralism land rights and tenure

abril 2016
This note describes the land tenure issues faced by pastoralists and how IFAD has dealt with some of these through its programmes and projects.

Caja de herramientas: Servicios financieros digitales para los hogares de los pequeños agricultores

marzo 2016
Los últimos adelantos de la tecnología y las telecomunicaciones tienen el potencial de hacer que los servicios financieros sean más accesibles y asequibles para los hogares de los pequeños agricultores de las zonas rurales. Gracias a plataformas digitales como los teléfonos móviles, los pequeños productores pueden ahora utilizar los servicios financieros sin tener que acudir a una sucursal bancaria.

Notas sobre: cómo establecer asociaciones entre el sector público, el sector privado y los productores en cadenas de valor agrícola

marzo 2016
Las Notas aportan herramientas para el diseño y la ejecución de proyectos basadas en buenas prácticas que se han recogido de la experiencia en el terreno. Asimismo, sirven de guía a los equipos en la aplicación de recomendaciones específicas emanadas de políticas operativas del FIDA y de los requisitos básicos del Fondo para la realización de proyectos, y para la utilización de los instrumentos de financiación.

How to do note: Digital financial services for smallholder households

marzo 2016
Advances in digital technology and telecommunications are presenting new financial inclusion opportunities for smallholder farmers in rural areas.1 A growing number of payments, savings, credit and insurance products can be delivered digitally to address the financial needs of smallholder households. Smallholders can especially benefit from mobile phone platforms, which offer immediate, safe access to government subsidies, cash transfers and remittances. The messaging features of mobile phones can complement digital financial services (DFSs) by offering timely information on weather conditions, farming tips, market prices and potential buyers, which can help increase farming yields and profitability.

Lessons learned: Digital financial services for smallholder households

marzo 2016
Recent advances in technology and increasing penetration of telecommunication systems into rural areas have the potential to make financial services more accessible to smallholder households. Mobile telephony and data networks, coupled with agent networks, can enable the use of digital payments and savings and provide a platform for credit and insurance, without smallholders having to visit a bank branch. Mobile phones can also bridge information asymmetries by offering weather forecasts and real-time market prices, which can improve the ability of farmers to prepare and respond to inclement weather and price fluctuations.

Cómo hacer el seguimiento de proyectos de cadenas de valor

enero 2016
Con esta nota se intenta ayudar a los equipos de diseño y supervisión de proyectos del FIDA a mejorar los indicadores con los que se lleva a cabo dicha tarea de seguimiento y evaluación.

Notas para el análisis y el desarrollo de proyectos de cadenas de valor ganaderas

enero 2016
Este enfoque por etapas para el análisis y diseño de proyectos de cadenas de valor sigue el ciclo de diseño básico que adoptan los proyectos del FIDA.

Scaling up note: Ghana

diciembre 2015
Since the mid-1980s, Ghana’s impressive development has made the country one of the strongest performers in Africa, although economic challenges and a fiscal deficit are currently slowing down the pace of growth.

Note sur la transposition à plus grande échelle: Nigéria

diciembre 2015
En dépit de l’abondance des ressources agricoles et pétrolières du pays, la pauvreté est omniprésente au Nigéria et elle n’a cessé de gagner du terrain depuis la fin des annés 90. Environ 70% des habitants vivent avec moins de 1,25 USD par jour. La pauvreté est particulièrement grave en milieu rural où jusqu’à 80% de la population vit en dessous du seuil de pauvreté tandis que les services sociaux et l’infrastructure y sont limités. Les femmes et les hommes pauvres des zones rurales sont tributaires de l’agriculture pour leur nourriture et leurs revenus. Environ 90% de la production vivrière nationale sont fournis par les paysans qui cultivent de petites parcelles et dépendent des pluies plutôt que de l’irrigation.

Scaling up note: Ethiopia

diciembre 2015
With a population of 92 million, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, with consistent growth averaging more than 10 per cent over the last ten years. Per capita income is, however, markedly lower than the average for developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole (US$400 compared with US$1,547 per capita per year).1 Much of Ethiopia’s growth is attributable to the agricultural sector, which accounts for about 45 per cent of GDP, almost 90 per cent of exports and 85 per cent of employment. About 90 per cent of the agricultural land under cultivation is devoted to subsistence agriculture. Livestock and livestock products are important in Ethiopia and contribute about 10 per cent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings, with hides and skins constituting about 90 per cent of this.

Scaling up note: Peru

diciembre 2015
Peru is an upper-middle-income country with one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. In the last decade, the country more than halved its poverty rate, which fell from 59 to 24 per cent. Reduction was uneven geographically, however. In the rural areas of the highlands and the rainforest areas, poverty still affects about 53 and 43 per cent of the population1 respectively, and particularly indigenous communities.

Scaling up note: Egypt

diciembre 2015
Egypt has undergone dramatic political upheaval over the last four years, following long-simmering grievances over the lack of economic opportunities and political inclusion that led to a revolutionary uprising in early 2011.

Scaling up note: Sudan

diciembre 2015
The analysis underlying the results-based country strategic opportunities programme for the Republic of the Sudan (RB-COSOP) developed in 2013 identified major constraints on the reduction of rural poverty. These included prolonged conflicts, the separation of South Sudan (2008), reduced oil revenues for the Government of Sudan; greatly increased numbers of people and livestock reliant on static technologies; environmentally and economically unsustainable pressures on finite natural resources exacerbated by the negative impacts of climate change; and little residual capacity within the public sector, all within a problematic geopolitical environment.

Scaling up note: Bangladesh

diciembre 2015
Bangladesh has recently been classified as a lower-middle-income country and aims to reach upper-middle-income country status by 2021. To achieve this, the Government of Bangladesh will need to overcome considerable challenges in agricultural development and rural economic growth. The country’s annual GDP growth averaged about 6 per cent between 2000 and 2013, and was accompanied by a decline in the national poverty rate from 48.9 per cent to 31.5 per cent over the first decade of the century, effectively lifting some 16 million people out of poverty.

Scaling up note: China

diciembre 2015
In terms of population, China, with 1.35 billion people, is the largest country in the world. It is the first developing country to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing by half the number of its people living in extreme poverty and hunger, and only 6.3 per cent of the population were estimated to be living in extreme poverty in 2013. Substantial progress has been made with respect to overall development and China is now considered in the high human development category of UNDP’s Human Development Index, ranking 91 out of 187 countries.

Scaling up note: Mauritania

diciembre 2015
In recent years, Mauritania has enjoyed political stability, with the June 2014 presidential elections taking place peacefully. In addition, the country registered a robust growth rate of 6.7 per cent in 2013 and continues to be characterized by macroeconomic stability. The country, however, remains exposed to vulnerabilities related to lack of diversification, international price volatility and reliance on foreign inflows. While it has succeeded in increasing per capita income in recent years, income distribution has remained relatively unchanged for the last two decades, and the challenges of unemployment remain daunting. Sound management of natural resources is essential to foster inclusive and long-term growth.

Scaling up note: Indonesia

diciembre 2015
Indonesia is the largest economy in South-East Asia and has developed rapidly over the past decade into a competitive and decentralized electoral democracy with a fast growing middle class. Despite the country's positive progress in reducing poverty, vulnerability and inequality remain high. Nearly 40 per cent of Indonesians are highly vulnerable to shocks, which can push them back below the poverty line.

Toolkit: Integrated homestead food production

noviembre 2015
Since its founding, IFAD has focused on enabling smallholder farmers to increase agricultural production and productivity as a means for reducing poverty. However, experience shows that increased productivity and incomes do not automatically translate into improved nutritional status of poor rural people, especially women, young people and children.

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.

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.

Zipping up the Evidence - Dealing with non-counterfactuals in Viet Nam and Ghana

septiembre 2015
Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA)

Case study: Family life model, Uganda

septiembre 2015
This case study illustrates how the Family Life Model (household methodology) has been used effectively in Uganda, highlighting how it has worked in a particular context.

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