Ten books to read this winter

diciembre 2018 - RELATO
We asked colleagues for their recommended reading on issues relevant to global development from gender to development to finance. If you are looking to read something a little more serious this holiday season, check out our list below.

IFAD welcomes the European Union’s commitment to a new impact fund targeting small agribusinesses across emerging markets

diciembre 2018 - RELATO
The European Union has committed €45 million to the establishment of a new impact fund that will boost investments in small rural agribusinesses across emerging markets.

Establecer vínculos entre los pequeños agricultores y los mercados financieros

diciembre 2018 - RELATO

Uno de los mayores desafíos a los que los pequeños agricultores deben enfrentarse es a falta de protección adecuada y rentable contra la volatilidad de los precios y los efectos relacionados con el clima en la producción. 

Desde África hasta Brasil y de vuelta: empoderamiento de los jóvenes a través del intercambio de aprendizaje Sur-Sur

diciembre 2018 - RELATO

Siete mujeres y hombres de Ghana, Camerún, Nigeria y la Costa de Marfil participan en un programa de intercambio de aprendizaje de una semana en Brasil. El programa se enfoca en los métodos de resistencia al cambio climático de la gestión de la poscosecha de la yuca.

Major international discussions draw to a close in Poland

diciembre 2018 - RELATO
An international conference in Poland will try to finalise a deal on how to tackle climate change, but delegates from almost 200 countries are yet to agree on how to implement the Paris climate accord reached three years ago.

Actuando ahora: ejecutando las acciones para mitigar el calentamiento del planeta

diciembre 2018 - RELATO
Los delegados de casi 200 países se reúnen por dos semanas, en Katowice (Polonia), para debatir las acciones de cómo detener el cambio climático.

Angela Merkel sends message of support that includes IFAD at Global Citizens’ Mandela 100 Festival

diciembre 2018 - RELATO

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on the international community to increase food production and help create jobs in rural areas to help defeat poverty and hunger.

Las mujeres lideran el resurgimiento de la producción apícola en las Islas Salomón

octubre 2018 - RELATO
A fines de la década de 1990 y a inicios de la década de 2000, el sector apícola de las Islas de Salomón estaba en buenas condiciones para comenzar a exportar, puesto que el sector estaba comenzado a prosperar gracias al aumento del número de sus miembros y de la inversión local. 

Rural enterprises are making women agents of change in Ghana

octubre 2018 - RELATO
Rural women are just as enterprising as their male counterparts, if given equal opportunity and tools. Through training and skills development, rural women can play a much greater role in the development of their communities and boost the local economy.

Aniversario de la Declaración sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas

septiembre 2018 - RELATO
En el mundo hay más de 370 millones de personas repartidas en unos 70 países que se reconocen indígenas. 

Recipes for Change: Gak Ik (Turkey soup)

septiembre 2018 - RELATO
Try the Recipe at home: Gak Ik (Turkey soup) - Guatemala

Recipes for Change: Smoked fish with sesame and sorrel sauce

septiembre 2018 - RELATO
Try the recipe at home: Smoked fish with sesame and sorrel sauce - Chad

UN Food Gardens initiative getting climate smarter with IFAD

septiembre 2018 - RELATO
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the UN Food Gardens initiative at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

World Water Week: Promoting sustainable irrigation by focusing on ecosystems

agosto 2018 - RELATO
There is a direct link between human development and water. This is especially true for rural communities where access to water is a necessity to undertake subsistence agricultural production and to attain a minimum health standard. 

Livestock-keepers see incomes rise and nutrition improve in Afghanistan

agosto 2018 - RELATO
Poor rural people in the Afghan provinces of Kabul, Parwan and Logar are feeding their families better and increasing their earnings by taking part in the IFAD-funded Community Livestock and Agriculture Project.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

agosto 2018 - RELATO
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9 August. This year’s theme is indigenous peoples’ migration and movement. It is a special day to unite our voices and walk together towards social and environmental justice.

Los jóvenes como agentes de cambio

julio 2018 - RELATO
Fue justo después del mediodía, en un día caluroso y lluvioso de mayo, que nos reunimos con Emmanuel Abaysenga fuera de las instalaciones de las Industrias Lácteas de Nyanza.

Improving traditional products to reach new markets

junio 2018 - RELATO
Family farmers in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina and Egypt have increased their incomes, production and skills by taking part in a project funded by an IFAD grant and implemented by Oxfam Italia. 

Empowering Afro-descendant communities in Latin America

junio 2018 - RELATO

Afro-descendants are among the most vulnerable populations in Latin America, facing the region’s worst rates of inequality, violence and rural poverty. A recent IFAD-supported grant worked to challenge these trends, empowering Afro-descendants to exercise their rights, increase their incomes and achieve greater social inclusion.

Cooperative of indigenous women in Guatemala reaches international markets

mayo 2018 - RELATO
In Guatemala, a cooperative of indigenous women is now exporting goods to international markets with the support of an IFAD grant. 

Tools for the trade to reach new markets in Manila

mayo 2018 - RELATO
Roland’s workshop sits by the side of the road, a large wooden structure from which the sounds of a lathe and a hammer emerge from time to time. In the garden, two teenagers are stripping dried palm leaves into fibre, which a woman is wrapping around a knife handle. 

Ecuador: El Airo's people want to stay in El Airo

mayo 2018 - RELATO
Talking about the roya (coffee rust) epidemic in El Airo, a rural community in southern Loja province in Ecuador, brings back bad memories to the minds of local coffee growers. In 2010 and 2011, this fungus devastated coffee plants all over the province, plunging  farming families into poverty and forcing many of them to leave.

A Chefs’ Manifesto: How the food industry can deliver a better future for food

abril 2018 - RELATO
The SDG2 Advocacy Hub is a consortium of NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, private sector and UN agencies that collaborate on campaigns that help achieve SDG2 - to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

Un nuevo paradigma del desarrollo rural

abril 2018 - RELATO
Los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) representan el más amplio consenso alcanzado por la humanidad sobre el tipo de desarrollo al cual aspiramos. Establecen un mínimo civilizatorio sobre las oportunidades y niveles de bienestar a los cuales cada ser humano tiene derecho y definen las obligaciones de la humanidad respecto de nuestro planeta y sus generaciones futuras.