Finding a future in farming in Guinea

abril 2018 - RELATO
Should I stay or should I go? This question is likely on the mind of hundreds of thousands of young people in developing countries wondering what the future holds for them at home and dreaming of a better life abroad.

10 ways in which ICTs can transform the lives of rural women

marzo 2018 - RELATO
What is the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), media and digital technologies in empowering women and girls? Rural women make significant contributions to their communities in a variety of ways.

How public-private-producer-partnerships are transforming agriculture in Tanzania

marzo 2018 - RELATO
Saada and Jerard are two young half-siblings, who were reunited through agriculture. Jerard was raised by his father in Iringa, a transport-hub in central Tanzania. 

Radio and mobile phones bring life-changing solutions to rural women

marzo 2018 - RELATO
As thousands of farmers in central Tanzania battle with long spells of dry weather and erratic rainfall, with little hope of feeding their families, Juliana Yusuph is no longer worried.

This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset

marzo 2018 - RELATO
“I’m using everything now,” says Samuel Gachau Kimani, showing off the biogas digester on his farm in Kirura, Kenya, north of Nairobi. 

Recipes for Change: Licuri, chicken and rice

febrero 2018 - RELATO

Try the recipe at home: Licuri, chicken and rice – Brazil

Recipes for Change: Umbuzada sertaneja

febrero 2018 - RELATO

Try the Recipe at home: Umbuzada sertaneja – Brazil 

Defining and measuring state fragility

febrero 2018 - RELATO
No state wants to be defined as fragile. But J.J. Messner’s job as co-director of The Fund for Peace’s Fragile States Index is to do just this. The Index tracks and assesses the performance of 178 countries on social, economic and political indicators to measure their fragility.

Ground-breaking research helps make insurance available to smallholder farmers

enero 2018 - RELATO
Farming is an uncertain and risky business, especially for poor smallholders in remote areas of developing countries. However, a new study shows how data gathered by satellite could help poor farmers manage their risks more effectively through index insurance.

Las variedades indígenas de cultivos aportan soluciones para hacer frente al clima a los agricultores de la Caatinga del Brasil – El FIDA y Slow Food toman la iniciativa

enero 2018 - RELATO

La prolongación de la temporada seca y la imprevisibilidad de las precipitaciones están teniendo un grave impacto en las comunidades agrícolas de la zona semiárida, o bioma de Caatinga, del estado de Bahía, en el nordeste del Brasil.

How avocados are making a difference in the Dominican Republic

diciembre 2017 - RELATO
Marielena and Julio come from the town of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, where a small green fruit – the avocado – has changing their lives and that of their community.

In the pursuit of a better life

diciembre 2017 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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 - RELATO
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.  

World Food Day 2017 - Changing the future of migration

octubre 2017 - RELATO
When Mosammat Karfunnesa, 50, was raising her four sons in rural Bangladesh, she could not afford to send them to school, and her husband, a rural laborer, was often unemployed. But despite these challenges, Karfunnesa never gave up on wanting to make a difference for her family.

IFAD partners with rural youth to get their voices heard at Bonn Climate Summit

octubre 2017 - RELATO
The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) are coming to the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn this November. IFAD has partnered with CSAYN because of their shared passion for raising awareness of climate change impacts and actions amongst young people in rural communities.

Celebrating the International Day of Rural Women

octubre 2017 - RELATO

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Woman and a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of rural women around the world. Rural women play key roles in their families, communities and countries, and yet they are often severely disadvantaged, economically, socially and politically.

Sorghum - a new hope in dry times

octubre 2017 - RELATO
While droughts devastate maize yields in parts of Kenya, IFAD supports farmers to grow more resilient crops, such as short-stemmed sorghum.

Los árboles de la esperanza

octubre 2017 - RELATO

La sequía amenaza gran parte del África Oriental y Meridional, poniendo en peligro los medios de subsistencia de los agricultores. Pero con financiación del FIDA, las comunidades en Kenya están plantando árboles para ayudar a salvaguardar su futuro.