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Promoting women's development in Tajikistan

agosto 2016
In partnership with the Government of Tajikistan, IFAD is creating favourable conditions for women’s development and increasing employment in mountainous areas.

Planting the seeds of good living in Ecuador

julio 2016
Juan Ponce, one of the young people working at ASOAM’s processing plant, holds a bunch of achiote fruits. ©IFAD/Juan Ignacio Cortés Carrasba 22 July 2016

Rural women key to achieving Global Goals by 2030

julio 2016
The challenges faced by rural women in the context of the SDGs were discussed at a side event jointly organized by IFAD, FAO, UNWomen and WFP on 18 March

How development agencies can drive rural transformation

julio 2016
Last year world leaders negotiated and agreed on a plan to end poverty and inequality in the next 15 years, adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a roadmap to tackle the world's most troubling problems. However, achieving such an ambitious agenda – in addition to massive global cooperation and an increase in development resources – will require new approaches and solutions that go beyond official development assistance.

Building a successful business in China

julio 2016
Zhang Danying is a striking and impressive woman. This 55-year old businesswoman from China’s Shaanxi province owns two multi-million dollar companies. Looking as successful as she does professional in her business suit and pearl earrings, it is hard to believe that less than 20 years ago she was unemployed and desperate.

Ending hunger while growing a garden

junio 2016
25 September 2015 – Priscilla Mkhatshwa never dreamed that she could one day plant a  garden in the hot and dry region of Lubombo in eastern Swaziland.

Reducing hunger while promoting local foods

junio 2016
25 September 2015 – It is early in the morning and Coumba Ndoffen Sene and his family are eating breakfast in the Niakhar village in Senegal. Today, there's

Reducing poverty through access to new markets

junio 2016
Thenks to IFAD-supported project, Amara Koroma improved production methods and sustainable farming, and gained access to new markets.

Promoting gender equality in Morocco

junio 2016
25 September 2015 – Fatima Ait Lhoussine lives in a remote village in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Not long ago, the only jobs she could do were household

How working migrants and their families can shape development at home

junio 2016
Financing the ambitious post-2015 development agenda is a challenge that will require innovative approaches that go beyond traditional sources of development

Drought, desertification and avoiding the next big global food shortage

junio 2016
13 June Rome – Over the past year severe droughts and floods have ruined harvests and left nearly 100 million people in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America facing food and water shortages.

Recipes for Change: Arroz y frijoles

junio 2016
Los frijoles negros son originarios de América, siendo el sur de México, Guatemala, Honduras y Costa Rica los principales productores. Las zonas con veranos

Recipes for Change: Sechu Sa Nku (Mutton Stew)

junio 2016
Climate change – including rising temperatures, and a greater frequency of droughts and extreme rain events – is negatively affecting local communities living in rural parts of Lesotho. Lesotho ranks 158 out of 186 in the United Nations Development Programme UNDP Human Development Index. Poverty is concentrated in the rural parts of the country, being greatest in the mountain areas.

Improving a community while fighting climate change

junio 2016
25 September 2015 – Bidhan Krishna Sarker never expected to become a farmer. Born in the remote Netrakona district in northern Bangladesh, his family lived

Ending extreme poverty through household mentoring

junio 2016
25 September 2015 – Generous Batebekyera wasn't always a successful maize and bean farmer in the village of Malere in western Uganda. A widow supporting

Improving livelihood througth livestock

junio 2016
25 September 2015 – Annonciata Nsekugabanye never imagined she would one day be able to provide a dignified life for her family. A seasonal labourer

Cooperativas agrícolas para reducir el hambre

junio 2016
25 de septiembre de 2015 – El deseo de dar una educación a sus hijos fue lo que impulsó a Ana Sofía Amaya a poner en marcha su propia granja agrícola.

Recuperando tradiciones perdidas

mayo 2016
Teófila Betancurth ha luchado durante décadas a fin de preservar los cultivos tradicionales de sus antepasados. En la Fundación Chiyangua, ella y otras

Producing climate smart cassava in Mozambique

mayo 2016
14 January 2016 – João Marcus Costa is a cassava farmer from Manjacaze, Mozambique. Like many Mozambican farmers, João's small cassava field used to face constant threats from drought, disease and pests.

Transforming desert land into a profitable fruit oasis

mayo 2016
25 September 2015 – It was only a few years ago that Wafaa Abu Shanab took a leap of faith and left the city, moving her family to the desert in West Noubaria,

Cashing in on cows

mayo 2016
The IFAD-supported Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme (SDCP) shows how investing in agriculture can transform lives and rural communities.

The importance of drinking water supplies for rural women

abril 2016
"A village hand pump or standpipe reduces the burden of water transport over long distances…" --Rural Povery Report, p. 97 THEME: Lack of convenient access

Water breathes new life into an isolated mountain village in Tajikistan

abril 2016
Tolib Yormahmadov and villagers lay water supply lines from a mountain spring 2.5km from the village Rome, 22 March – Tolib Yormahmadov lives in a valley

Water, Rural Livelihoods, Jobs and Food: Planning a Sustainable Future

abril 2016
With access to water and training, Priscilla began to plant maize, beans, peas and sweet potatoes to sell in local markets and also began to produce chickens

Celebrating International Youth Day 2015

abril 2016
Today's generation of young people – defined by the United Nations as those aged 15 to 24 – is the largest in history. An estimated 87 per cent of the world's young people live in developing countries, and the majority live in rural areas. However, in the world's poorest countries, opportunities for youth are often limited or non-existent, leaving them marginalized politically, economically and socially.

The Power of Knowledge: how access to information could reduce conflict and increase food security in the Arab world

abril 2016
The Arabspatial knowledge platform emerged as part of the IFAD-IFPRI partnership to promote open-access data and M&E tools for the Arab World. Not a day

Burkina Faso Farmers Working Together for a Better Future

abril 2016
Smallholder farmers from the Sahelian part of Burkina Faso are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures are accelerating

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,

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