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Why are rural youth leaving farming?

abril 2016
Unemployment for youth is a growing concern in Africa. Youth account for 60 per cent of all unemployed, according to the World Bank. 6 April, Rome – Rural

Access to land and water critical for smallholder farmers

abril 2016
12, November 2015 – A few years ago environmental specialist Ray Gama began working with small farmers in Swaziland's Lubombo region, an area known for

Los pequeños agricultores afrontan los efectos del cambio climático en los Andes ecuatorianos

abril 2016
Francisco Don Pacho Garcés es el presidente de la asociación de pequeños agricultores de la comunidad Fray Mariano Benítez, en la provincia de Tungurahua,

How an innovative 'sand' dam is causing a rush for water in Somalia

marzo 2016
In the sub-regions of Maaroodi-Jeex and Awdal, in the arid and semi-arid region of Somaliland, an innovative water management solution is helping small farmers stay in business despite the changing weather patterns.

The benefits of bamboo: support for livelihoods, the environment and women’s empowerment

marzo 2016
An IFAD grant-supported programme has demonstrated the enormous potential of bamboo in contributing to rural poverty reduction in several countries in

La colaboración intercontinental mejora las vidas de pequeños agricultores

marzo 2016
27 DE MARZO DE 2015 – La ciencia es el pilar de las mejoras, y la agricultura es el pilar de la seguridad alimentaria. Mediante el programa , esos dos

A family that works together can overcome poverty

marzo 2016
As the Lead Technical Specialist of the IFAD Gender Team, Clare Bishop-Sambrook explained "IFAD has been developing HHMs for several years as an effective

Stewards of biodiversity adapt to a changing climate

marzo 2016
Local varieties grown in the programme area. Clockwise from top: hands holding yellow maize, white maize and bambara groundnuts Zimbabwe: Scaling up People's

“Water is critical to development,” says IFAD expert

marzo 2016
Access to water means Lake, a smallholder farmer in Ethiopia, no longer has to rely on food aid to survive. He is making an income and feeding his family.

World Water Day 2015: Water for sustainable development, water for life

marzo 2016
WATER IS HEALTH. Farmer rinses fruit and vegetables using water from a new irrigation system in Ecuador. © IFAD/Susan Beccio 20 MARCH 2015 – Water lies

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