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Knowledge for development

abril 2017
Knowledge is at the centre of global development and an essential element for the achievement of Agenda 2030. Development organizations are increasingly recognizing the role of knowledge and learning to increase development impact and effectively contribute to the SDGs.

The power of self-help: how women in India are achieving economic, social and political empowerment

marzo 2017
Women from more than 246,000 households have taken steps to change their lives by becoming part of the IFAD-supported Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh.

Sowing the seeds of progress – one woman’s story

marzo 2017
Rekha Pandram, 34, is a Gond woman who has transformed the lives of more than 7,500 women and their families across 40 villages in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh, India.

UN’s Rome-based agencies team up to fight hunger and support rural development in Madagascar

marzo 2017
The UN’s three Rome-based agencies demonstrated the power of working together yesterday when staff from the Madagascar interagency country team were recognized for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security on the island nation off the east coast of Africa.

UN food agencies highlight successful collaboration in the field

marzo 2017
In an example of how the UN's three Rome-based food agencies are stronger working as one, staff from the Madagascar interagency country team were today recognized for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security in the African island nation.

Building a life after conflict

marzo 2017
Rénilde Buhembe, 54, is a mother of three (two girls and a boy) who lives in the village of Rwingiri in Gitega province in central Burundi. She was widowed at age 18 and when in 1993, civil war broke out, she took in three more little boys who had lost their parents in the conflict.

IFAD to host high-level conference on innovative approaches to financing for rural development

enero 2017
IFAD is joining forces with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Brookings Institution and the University of Warwick to host an international conference in Rome.

Case study: Shifting to conservation agriculture to build resilience to climate change

noviembre 2016
Moldova has agriculture as its key economic sector. At the same time, the national economy and rural livelihoods are inherently highly vulnerable to climate change related events.

Protecting women’s rights in the face of domestic violence in India and Burundi

noviembre 2016
Each year, to raise public awareness of gender-based violence across the world, the United Nations recognizes 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Recipes for change: Pollo Pibil

noviembre 2016
Try the Recipe at home: Pollo Pibil - Mexico

Amidst drought and flooding, Malawian farmers look to diversify their diet

noviembre 2016
An IFAD-supported project is encouraging Malawian farmers to eat the food they produce - instead of over relying on maize and other food products that they are forced to buy.

Ayudando a los agricultores bolivianos a ganar terreno al cambio climático

noviembre 2016
ambién quieren construir un lavadero para evitar gastar tiempo y dinero en desplazarse hasta Capinota para lavar las verduras y tubérculos que cultivan antes de venderlos. Incluso quieren comenzar a criar ganado de forma sistemática. Tener vacas les permitiría mejorar todavía más la alimentación de la comunidad gracias a la leche y sus productos derivados y aprovechar el abono natural que generan para el cultivo. Hablando acerca de todos los desafíos que enfrentan, Elías Solís, otro líder comunitario, asegura: “Queremos demostrar que somos capaces de seguir ganando tierras al río para alimentar a nuestras familiar y asegurar la seguridad alimentaria de nuestro país”.

Saadia Imad, Chief Field Support

noviembre 2016
I have been working with IFAD since 2016 as the Chief of the Field Support Unit. This role is an important element of IFAD's operation in the field - we provide the logistics, the conduit and the means for IFAD to carry out its mandate and operations. Not only the administrative aspect - we also provide the coverage to food security, which is essential considering that IFAD has a significant presence in fragile states and conflicted regions in the world.

Seeking proposals and planning for the Indigenous Peoples Forum

noviembre 2016
IFAD seeks proposals for grant-funded projects designed to empower indigenous peoples, even as it counts down to the second global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum.

Recetas para el cambio: Sopa de bagre agridulce

octubre 2016
El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), agencia especializada de las Naciones Unidas, invierte en la población rural, empoderándola para

Recetas para el cambio: Platanos con frijoles y guisantes partidos

octubre 2016
El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), agencia especializada de las Naciones Unidas, invierte en la población rural, empoderándola para reducir la pobreza, aumentar la seguridad alimentaria, mejorar la nutrición y fortalecer la capacidad de adaptación.

Recetas para el cambio: Chairo sopa

octubre 2016
El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), agencia especializada de las Naciones Unidas, invierte en la población rural, empoderándola para

Superar la desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe

octubre 2016
Un joven trabaja en sus cultivos de tomate en una zona rural de El Salvador. Se exigen políticas nuevas y audaces en América Latina y el Caribe para poder avanzar hacia la igualdad, la justicia social, y el crecimiento económico inclusivo y sostenible.

Building resilience in the Near East and North Africa

octubre 2016
The world is changing rapidly across urban and rural areas. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region and the Newly Independent States (NIS) which have been going through far-reaching economic and political transitions.

Green Climate Fund accredits IFAD as a partner agency

octubre 2016
Rome, 18 October 2016 – Climate change is one of the most persistent threats facing smallholder farmers. Rising global temperatures and the subsequent changes in weather patterns endanger agricultural production and rural infrastructure that provide livelihoods for over 2 billion people.

International Day of Rural Women: Empowering women to transform rural areas

octubre 2016
On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October 2016), IFAD celebrates women and girls in rural areas and the vital role that they play in their families, their communities and their countries.

Rural women have a lot to gain from the new Global Goals

octubre 2016
Rural women make up about a quarter of the world's population and are disproportionately affected by the realities of poverty, food insecurity and poverty.

Financing for young farmers in the Republic of Moldova

octubre 2016
Young women and men in rural areas of the Republic of Moldova are making good use of advantageous credit lines and other benefits offered by an IFAD supported project.

Increasing prosperity for the rural poor in Asia and the Pacific by 2030

octubre 2016
Countries of Asia and the Pacific region (APR) have experienced rapid growth and poverty reduction over the last 25 years. Both the service and manufacturing industries have provided a large increase in employment opportunities across the region. But in spite of the rapid urbanization , more than half of the region’s population still lives in rural areas, and most are engaged in agriculture.

Empowering rural youth in West and Central Africa

octubre 2016
Projections indicate that Africa will remain predominantly rural until about 2035. Rural poverty remains deep and widespread, concentrated among young people and women in the region.

Realizing the promise and potential of agriculture in East and Southern Africa

septiembre 2016
The fact that agriculture has the ability to transform lives in Africa has been well documented. Agriculture accounts for 24 per cent of GDP across Africa, and agribusinesses 20 per cent. In the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region investments in agriculture have led to socio-economic development that can be viewed as optimistic.

Growing forced displacement crisis impacts over 65 million people worldwide

septiembre 2016
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the current global crisis of forced displacement has affected an unprecedented 65 million people worldwide. More than one-third of the displaced – or 22.2 million – are in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region.

Reducing poverty through dairy farming

septiembre 2016
Benjamin used to work as temporary staff for Kenya Railways, a public service in Kirinyaga. His work was heavy and poorly paid. He could not save enough money to send back home to his wife and the children for food and schooling. With such dire prospects, Benjamin decided to go back to his village and live with his family. Not knowing what exactly to do, he decided to give dairy farming a try – albeit with no experience.

Recipes for Change: Caldeirada De Cabrito Com Mandioca (Mozambican Curry)

septiembre 2016
Try the Recipe at home: Caldeirada De Cabrito Com Mandioca (Mozambican Curry)

Recipes for Change: Samlor Kako (Cambodian Curry)

septiembre 2016
Try this recipe for samlor kako, a popular Cambodian curry dish, at home.

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