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In the pursuit of a better life

diciembre 2017
Pathe Ndiaye, 26, stands in the middle of an onion field in Kaolack, Senegal and succinctly sums up why he returned to his rural home after spending years in the city. “Life is better here.”

Caring for the Planet Starts from the Ground

diciembre 2017
Thouraya Lahmer and Aoun Ouni are two villagers from the south of Tunisia. Although they are not policy makers or soil experts, they both contribute to feeding the world.

The Malian diaspora invests to offer young people a better future at home

noviembre 2017
In Mali, young rural people find it difficult to borrow funds to start or develop their agricultural activities. This may now change thanks to the Babyloan Mali platform.

Agriculture is finally on the agenda!

noviembre 2017
In an iconic decision at COP 23, negotiators in Bonn agreed to new negotiation processes to “jointly address” a number of new agriculture topics – for the first time naming agriculture directly in the agreement.

UN Climate Change Conference – COP 23

noviembre 2017
The UNFCCC COP23 is officially under way after an exciting opening ceremony. President of UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakech last year, H.E. Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, talked about the triumphs of the Moroccan presidency and paid tribute to Fiji.

La historia de Silvia

noviembre 2017
El cauce seco y polvoriento del río Tunuyán contrasta con un cielo plomizo que anuncia lluvias. "Llegan ustedes justo con el agua, aunque lo cierto es que este año hemos tenido bastante lluvia", comenta sonriente Silvia Gómez, Presidenta de la Asociación La Gloriosa, quien nos recibe en La Gloriosa, en el departamento mendocino de La Paz, Argentina.

Leading the way - new conference promotes rural solutions through SSTC

noviembre 2017
On 20-21 November 2017, high-level government representatives, development professionals, representatives of the private sector, members of international civil society and academia will meet in Brasilia at the first IFAD-organized conference to promote rural innovations and solutions through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) for improved livelihoods in developing countries.

Ploughing for profits

octubre 2017
Gavharbi Ahmadova and Faizov Kamarali are both from the Khatlon region in Tajikistan but from different villages. Although they have never met, they have a lot in common - they both struggle to sustain their families with a steady income through farming, an almost impossible task given the near absence of agricultural machinery with which to cultivate land and harvest crops on time.

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