Sistemas de irrigación para el desarrollo rural: enseñanzas de las evaluaciones del impacto

El riego representa uno de los ejes de las estrategias de desarrollo del sector rural, en particular, los proyectos de riego en pequeña escala.

Innovation at all scales: Connecting entrepreneurs to Governments at IFAD’s Governing Council

Today’s most pressing problems will need cross-sector collaboration and innovation at all scales. 

Promover los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

El apoyo internacional a los pueblos indígenas ha aumentado a lo largo de los años y, también ha autorizado por declaraciones internacionales.

¿Es la economía azul un cambio decisivo para el FIDA?

La “economía azul” es la nueva palabra de la agenda de desarrollo sostenible internacional. Pero, ¿qué es la economía azul y dónde encaja en la labor del FIDA?

¿Por qué las comunidades costeras vulnerables merecen toda nuestra atención?

Casi un 40 % de la población mundial vive a menos de 100 kilómetros de distancia del mar y, en general, la población costera mundial aumenta rapidamente.  

Cadena de bloques: ¿una ventaja para los pequeños agricultores?

Imagine que en vez de redistribuir la riqueza a través de los gobiernos, pudiéramos cambiar la manera en que esta se distribuye. 

Reducción de la perdida de alimentos: ¿una solución al hambre en el mundo?

Uno de los retos mas grandes a los que se enfrenta la humanidad hoy en día es cómo alimentar a una población en constante crecimiento.

Oportunidad para los pequeños productores ganaderos del mundo en desarrollo

En los países desarrollados muchas personas están disminuyendo el consumo de carne por motivos de salud o bienestar animal.

Rethinking mobility - how to respond to opportunities in a changing world

Rural people often migrate seasonally with their herds, or to join the harvest in other districts. 

What does the evidence say about the expected benefits of rural land tenure security?

Improving farmers' land tenure security is expected to have many economic, social and environmental benefits.

From coconuts to hair oil: partnering producers and value chains

Rising demand for coconut and niche products can offer a route from poverty to prosperity for rural communities.

Why smallholder farmers are the key to combating global warming

This summer in the northern hemisphere has been characterised by unusually high temperatures and wildfires in many countries.

The Rural Solutions Portal: IFAD’s web platform to leverage South-South and Triangular Cooperation for better livelihoods

One of the challenges is to share knowledge and lessons between countries and regions. 

Water and the SDGs – the crucial common denominator

When a human baby is born, 75 per cent of its body mass is water. We are made of water and, like all living creatures on our planet, we would wither and die without it.

Assessment of IFAD’s policy impact in Asia

IFAD understands that projects alone cannot eradicate rural poverty or generate rural transformation because, inevitably, they reach a limited number of people.

How inclusive rural transformation will be crucial to promote sustainable and resilient societies

IFAD highlights that the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.

Empowering rural people by promoting renewable energy

Did you know that annual global energy consumption equals only the amount of energy delivered by the Sun in a single hour? 

What do rural women want?

Caroline Namara, a radio journalist and social worker in the remote rural area of Bushenyi in Western Uganda, tells us what she thinks rural women want.

New challenges for the global economy

There are many reasons to be hopeful about the global economy in 2018. 

Let’s talk about goats

Antonio Rota has more than 30 years’ experience working with livestock in the rural development sector. He will be participating in a national conference on developing a vibrant goat sector in India, 16-17 April 2018.  

Why smallholders are key in an urbanizing world

The divide between rural and urban areas is smaller than ever before.

Why does IFAD's 11th Replenishment matter?

Since approving the Fund's first projects in 1978, IFAD’s members have assembled periodically to review its operations, provide guidance for the future, and replenish the financial resources.

To tackle climate change, we need to invest in smallholder farmers

The U.N.’s annual climate talks have increasingly become an expo of competing environmental priorities.

Sustainable incentives: how not to eat the planet

More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources.