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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.

Shortening the hungry season in Senegal

septiembre 2016
31 August 2016 - Farmer Coumba Ndoffen Sene used to struggle to feed his family, but now he can pay his children’s school fees and buy them new clothes.

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,

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.

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