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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

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