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Brasil "Guardianas de semillas" - Garantizar la biodiversidad en el futuro con la ayuda del pasado

mayo 2021
Brasil ha sido siempre un país rico en biodiversidad. Sin embargo, en el noreste semiárido del país, la ganadería extensiva, la agricultura de tala y quema y la demanda descontrolada de leña han provocado una degradación ambiental generalizada del bioma de la Caatinga.

Luchando contra el Cambio Climático en América Latina y el Caribe

mayo 2021
Los pequeños agricultores, que producen hasta el 80 % de los alimentos en los países de América Latina y el Caribe, están en la primera línea de la batalla contra el cambio climático y la injusticia social.

El sistema alimentario guatemalteco se pone al servicio de la alimentación escolar

mayo 2021
Guatemala tiene la cuarta tasa de malnutrición más alta del mundo, y más del 50% de los niños menores de cinco años sufren retraso en el crecimiento. Muchos no reciben suficientes alimentos nutritivos y a menudo van a la escuela hambrientos.

Los ingredientes para el éxito de una fábrica de procesamiento de plátanos en Kenya

abril 2021
Tome algunos jóvenes empresarios, añada algunos equipos modernos y capacitación con el apoyo del FIDA y el Gobierno de Kenya, corra la voz utilizando el marketing digital, y tendrá todos los ingredientes para una exitosa fábrica de procesamiento de plátanos.

El Mecanismo de cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular entre China y el FIDA: movilizar la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular para el desarrollo rural

marzo 2021
Para acelerar la reducción de la pobreza rural, mejorar la productividad rural y avanzar en la transformación rural a través de la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular, en 2018 se creó el Mecanismo de cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular entre China y el FIDA, convirtiéndose en el primer mecanismo del FIDA dedicado a este tipo de cooperación.

La lucha contra el hambre mediante la transformación de los sistemas alimentarios a través de la cooperación Sur-Sur

marzo 2021
A través del uso de la Cooperación Sur-Sur y Triangular, el FIDA está aprovechando la experiencia, las habilidades, las capacidades y las soluciones existentes para hacer frente a los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 y otros desafíos en las poblaciones rurales.

Recetas para el Cambio les envía saludos por estas fiestas

diciembre 2020
Ska Moteane, Lance Seeto, Bela Gil, Pierre Thiam y Mariah Gladstone, chefs de Recetas para el Cambio, comparten sus deseos festivos con la comunidad de Recetas para el Cambio y el FIDA.

Ten African Leaders write letters to other World Leaders to urge them to increase funding to IFAD

octubre 2020
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.

Nigeria: del arroz a la riqueza

octubre 2020
El 1 de octubre de 2020, la ONU cumplió 25 años de la Declaración y Plataforma de Acción de Beijing, un plan para promover los derechos de la mujer. Pero de acuerdo con el informe de Igualdad de Género, todavía hay un largo camino por recorrer.

Etiopía: Obras de agua

agosto 2020
El agua es un ingrediente vital para el crecimiento de muchos cultivos en todo el mundo, pero aunque el mundo tiene suficiente agua, a menudo no está en los lugares adecuados, en el momento adecuado.

Thank you, “cocoa doctors”

julio 2020
Chocolate comes in many different forms and varieties, but it always needs one vital ingredient: cocoa. But a decade ago, it was predicted that, by 2020, the world would have a cocoa shortfall of one million tonnes a year.

India: Mujer Radiante

junio 2020
"Tejaswini" significa "una mujer radiante". Y el millón de mujeres indias que forman parte del Programa de Empoderamiento de las Mujeres Rurales de Tejaswini, son realmente radiantes.

Improving the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities along Mozambique’s coastline

junio 2020
The IFAD-supported Artisanal Fisheries Promotion Project (ProPESCA) was implemented to improve the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities living along Mozambique’s coastline.

Sierra Leona: La recuperación después de una pandemia

junio 2020
En 2014, la población de Sierra Leona debió enfrentar un virus aparentemente incontenible y un brote devastador, lo que dio lugar al establecimiento de medidas preventivas estrictas, de cuarentena, y a una sensación de temor.

Marie-Aude Even talks about agronomy

mayo 2020
Marie-Aude Even, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD, talks about crops development.

Mattia Prayer Galletti talks about indigenous peoples

mayo 2020
Mattia Prayer Galletti, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about indigenous peoples.

Zainab Semgalawe talks about rural institutions

mayo 2020
Zainab Semgalawe, lead regional technical specialist, talks about rural institutions

Sauli Hurri talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

mayo 2020
Sauli Hurri, senior regional technical specialist, talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Oliver Page talks about climate change and environment

mayo 2020
Oliver Page, regional specialist, talks about climate change and environment

Michael Hamp talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

mayo 2020
Michael Hamp, lead technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and value chains

Putso Nyathi talks about agronomy

mayo 2020
Putso Nyathi, senior regional technical specialist in agronomy at IFAD for the east and southern Africa region, talks about agronomy.

Tom Mwangi Anyonge talks about youth

mayo 2020
Tom Mwangi Anyonge, lead technical specialist at IFAD , talks about youth, rural development and institutions.

Jonathan Agwe talks about rural finance, markets and enterprises

mayo 2020
Jonathan Agwe, lead regional technical specialist talks about rural finance, markets and enterprises

Reconstruir vidas y negocios después de los conflictos en las zonas rurales en Colombia

mayo 2020
Colombia es un país rico en recursos naturales y diversidad de comunidades. Sin embargo; en las ciudades pequeñas y en todo el campo, muchas familias siguen siendo pobres.

La focalización en el FIDA - Concentrar los esfuerzos en crear oportunidades para la población rural pobre

abril 2020
A fin de mejorar su contribución a la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, en particular a los ODS, erradicar la pobreza en todas sus formas y de conformidad con el marco "No dejar a nadie atrás", el FIDA se ha comprometido a mejorar su actuación en lo referente a la focalización.

Senegal: Focusing on Ability

marzo 2020
Djenalib Ba and Daba Diom are Persons with a Disability. Training received from IFAD-supported projects in rural areas of Senegal made them able to feed their families and send their children to school.

Niger: No safety without water

febrero 2020
Increasing violence in the Sahel region is causing a rise in the number of internally displaced persons. Fleeing Boko Haram through the desert, there is an urgent need for shelter and basic resources, like water.

Conectar vidas: Sumérgete en la realidad virtual de la vida

febrero 2020
Te invitamos a sumergirte en el mundo real de Mariamo Fermino Bilasse donde verás cómo establece su actividad pesquera en Mozambique.

Conocimientos ancestrales sobre el clima

febrero 2020
Una mujer boliviana se pone contenta al ver a las hormigas trabajando cerca de sus árboles de duraznos. Ahora ella sabe que pronto lloverá.

Zero hunger, climate resilient: Transforming agriculture in Guinea-Bissau

enero 2020
Innovative and forward-looking, the IFAD-funded project in Guinea-Bissau will transform rural economic networks for a sustainable agriculture of the future.

Allanando el camino para el futuro: jóvenes pakistaníes de zonas rurales

diciembre 2019
En lo profundo de la región montañosa del norte de Pakistán se encuentra el pintoresco pueblo de Minimarg. A casi 200 kilómetros de Gilgit, la capital de la región, sólo se puede acceder a Minimarg a través del Paso de Burzil, de 4 000 metros.

Recetas para el cambio: Ema Datshi & Mijos de Momos de Bután

diciembre 2019
En este episodio de Recetas para el cambio, el famoso chef italiano, Carlo Cracco, se encuentra en Bután para describir cómo los agricultores están redescubriendo cultivos tradicionales que pueden ayudarles a mitigar el impacto que el cambio climático está teniendo en sus cultivos básicos.

Recetas para el Cambio: Hojas de Moringa con Coco de Sri Lanka

diciembre 2019
En este episodio de Recetas para el cambio, el famoso chef italiano Rubio se encuentra en Sri Lanka para aprender sobre la moringa, un superalimento resistente a la sequía que está ayudando a los hogares rurales a hacer frente a los efectos del cambio climático, aumentar sus ingresos y mejorar su nutrición.

Guía para encontrar datos financieros del FIDA

septiembre 2019
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El FIDA es la única IFI con el mandato específico de erradicar la pobreza y el hambre mediante la inversión en la población rural pobre; para ello, se presta asistencia técnica y financiera a proyectos dedicados a la agricultura y el desarrollo rural en Estados Miembros en desarrollo.

¡Habla, informa, apoya!

septiembre 2019
El FIDA no acepta, ni tolera actos de acoso sexual o explotación y abuso sexual en sus actividades y operaciones. El FIDA reafirma su política de tolerancia cero.

Un día en la vida de un productor de hortalizas de Lesotho

septiembre 2019
Thabo Lefatle, es productor de hortalizas y dueño de su propia granja ubicada en el distrito de Mafeteng de Lesotho, al sur de la capital, Maseru. Thabo es uno de los 55,000 pequeños agricultores en Lesotho que solicitaron y obtuvieron donaciones públicas.

Informe sobre el desarrollo rural 2019

junio 2019
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De los 1 200 millones de jóvenes en el mundo de edades comprendidas entre los 15 y los 24 años, cerca de 1 000 millones viven en países en desarrollo. Su número crece hoy a un ritmo mucho más rápido en los países de bajos ingresos que en los de ingresos más altos, especialmente en las zonas rurales. De hecho, los jóvenes del medio rural representan alrededor de la mitad de toda la población joven de los países en desarrollo.

Harold Liversage nos habla acerca de la tenencia de tierras

junio 2019
Harold Liversage, especialista en la tenencia de tierras en el FIDA habla acerca de la tierra y de la importancia de garantizar los derechos sobre ella para las comunidades rurales.

Paxina Chileshe nos habla de la adaptación al cambio climático

junio 2019
Paxina Chileshe, especialista en el cambio climático en el FIDA nos cuenta acerca del Programa de Adaptación para la Agricultura en Pequeña Escala y como este ayuda a los pequeños agricultores en la adaptación al cambio climático y los empodera para tomar optimas decisiones. .

Massimo Giovanola habla acerca de la gestión de riesgos agrícolas

junio 2019
Massimo Giovanola, especialista en gestión de riesgos nos cuenta acerca del enfoque holístico e innovador del FIDA en la gestión de riesgos agrícolas.

Mawira Chitima nos habla acerca del agua

junio 2019
Mawira Chitima, especialista en gestión del agua/especialista en instituciones del FIDA habla sobre la disponibilidad y el acceso al agua y la infraestructura rural para la resiliencia, el acceso a los mercados y al crecimiento económico.

Antonio Rota nos habla acerca de la ganadería y la crianza

junio 2019
Antonio Rota, Especialista Técnico Principal del FIDA en Ganadería nos habla acerca de la importancia que la ganadería tiene para las personas marginadas que viven en las zonas rurales.

Pedro de Vasconcelos nos habla acerca de las remesas de los migrantes

junio 2019
Pedro de Vasconcelos, especialista en remesas del FIDA nos cuenta acerca de las remesas de los migrantes y su impacto en las personas que viven en las zonas rurales.

Joyce Njoro nos habla acerca de la nutrición

junio 2019
Joyce Njoro, especialista en nutrición en el FIDA nos cuenta acerca de las consecuencias de la malnutrición y desnutrición.

Desde cero: incremento de la productividad y del poder de compra en Kenya

mayo 2019
Kenya cuenta con más de 7,5 millones de pequeños agricultores, los cuales representan alrededor del 75 % del total de la producción agrícola del país.Kenya cuenta con más de 7,5 millones de pequeños agricultores, los cuales representan alrededor del 75 % del total de la producción agrícola del país.

Guatemala: condiciones equitativas para todos

mayo 2019
A causa de la discriminación que un grupo de mujeres guatemaltecas venía sufriendo por parte de la cooperativa dirigida por hombres, en 2010, estas mujeres se armaron de coraje y formaron "4Pinos", su propia cooperativa agrícola. El FIDA respaldó este esfuerzo, que en la actualidad emplea a casi 500 mujeres y ha llegado a ser un modelo empresarial autosuficiente. Los productos de esta cooperativa agrícola hoy en día se exportan fuera de Guatemala a distribuidores internacionales.

Rwanda: Reducir la pérdida de alimentos bajo los efectos del cambio climático

abril 2019
En Rwanda, los agricultores pierden alrededor del 30% de sus cultivos antes de llegar a los mercados. ¿La causa? La falta de medios adecuados para secar, almacenar y transportar el cultivo.

India: Prevenir la malnutrición

marzo 2019
Al reemplazar los cultivos tradicionales por cultivos comerciales lucrativos, la tasa de malnutrición puede subir considerablemente.

The Real Groundbreakers: Claudine from Rwanda

marzo 2019
Through the power of a women’s farming co-operative in Rwanda, Claudine is using new techniques and seeds for better cassava harvests.

The Real Groundbreakers: Irma from Guatemala

marzo 2019
Irma, a young Q’eqchi woman and farmer from Guatemala, is working to reforest over 400 hectares of land damaged by climate change, illegal logging and fires.

The Real Groundbreakers: Rekha from India

marzo 2019
More school children are eating well because of Rekha, a business innovator in India who through a women’s cooperative is making nutrition bars with local rice.

The Real Groundbreakers: Halimé Djimet, Chad

diciembre 2018
Halimé Djimet is leading a collective of women in Chad to produce and market their sesame seed oil successfully.

Recetas para el cambio: pescado ahumado con salsa de sésamo y alazán

diciembre 2018
Los patrones de lluvia tradicionales están cambiando en Chad. Estos cambios ponen en mucha dificultad a la población rural pobre quienes dependen de la agricultura en pequeña escala para subsistir, cultivar y cosechar sus cultivos exitosamente.

India: Nutrition through innovation

noviembre 2018
An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, India, where 42% of children suffer from malnutrition.

Recetas para el cambio: Kak-Ik (Sopa picante de pavo)

octubre 2018
En este episodio de Recipes for Change —recetas para el cambio— el chef italiano Rubio está en Guatemala para ver cómo la población Qeq'chi preserva su gastronomía tradicional a pesar del cambio climático.

Pakistan: Breaking the cycle of poverty

octubre 2018
The poorest people in the world are trapped in what is called the 'cycle of poverty'. Their familiies are so poor that they cannot access the necessary resources to improve their lives.

Guatemala: Turning up the heat

septiembre 2018
Indigenous communities of Guatemala are feeling the effects of deforestation. Increased agriculture, illegal logging and fires have reduced forest cover, and rising temperatures and unpredictable bursts of rainfall that wash away the soil are making it difficult for farming communities to sustain themselves.

Joint visit of UN food agency heads to Niger

septiembre 2018
In August 2018, the heads of the three Rome-based food agencies travelled to Niger to strengthen their joint efforts to reduce poverty and hunger.

Tajikistan: United We Stand

agosto 2018
Despite recent economic growth, the Republic of Tajikistan is still one of the poorest Central Asian countries. Its rural population makes up for 3/4 of the total and relies mostly on livestock and herding as its mainstay.

Modernizing of micro shoe industries in Bangladesh

agosto 2018
Bhairob, Bangladesh, has traditionally been a footwear producing area, and more than 7000 factories have been established here over the past few decades.

Senegal: IFAD invests in opportunities

julio 2018
The number of international migrants worldwide is growing at a faster rate than the world's population, reaching 258 million in 2017. Every day thousands of people leave their homes in search of a better life.

El FIDA invierte en la mujer rural en Gambia

junio 2018
Casi la mitad de los trabajadores agrícolas del mundo son mujeres. Sin embargo, poseen menos tierras que los hombres y a menudo son de peor calidad.

IFAD's Transparency Agenda

junio 2018
Transparency is imperative to achieve greater accountability and development effectiveness. This video shows IFAD’s increased commitment to high transparency standards in all aspects of operations. It also presents the corporate transparency action plan developed to help IFAD build a culture of transparency to promote partnerships based on trust and to maximize development impacts.

Territorios Productivos - transforming rural policies in Mexico

abril 2018
In 2014, IFAD and the Mexican government piloted a new policy approach that goes beyond cash transfers to help eradicate rural poverty. Through this pilot project, designed and implemented in partnership with the Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarollo Rural (RIMISP), poor, rural families – those who receive the small monthly social security payments – for the first time have been able to access Government’s agricultural support programmes and have increased their productivity and incomes.

Sudan: Seed money

marzo 2018
Rural women are the poorest of the poor in Sudan. Access to education is severly limited and they often have little say in the running of their families or communities.

Jordan: Leaving No One Behind

febrero 2018
Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was once a rural town of 12,000 inhabitants. It is now home to at least 120,000 refugees - most of whom have fled the conflict in Syria. This sudden increase in population created competition for already limited resources. But investments in agricultural production and access to microfinance loans have given host communities and refugees opportunities to run their own businesses and feed their families.

Bangladesh: Breaking down barriers

enero 2018
Traditionally relegated to house chores, most rural women of Bangladesh have had very little access to economic activities outside their homes and they are often the poorest and most marginalized members of their communities.

Bangladesh: Land of our own

noviembre 2017
In South East Bangladesh, regular flooding - exacerbated by rising sea levels - displaces 26,000 people every year. People who are left homeless and landless after their homes are washed away resettle on newly formed river islands.

Pastoral Units in Senegal

noviembre 2017
Rural Solutions is a video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries. As natural resources become more scarce, herders who migrate seasonally have to travel long distances to find water and grazing land. Here is a solution to this from Senegal.

Building businesses in Burkina Faso

noviembre 2017
Rural Solutions is a video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries. Entrepreneurs in remote, rural areas face numerous obstacles when trying to build their businesses. This episode features a solution to this from Burkina Faso.

Fish Marketing Societies in India

noviembre 2017
Rural Solutions is a video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries. Without access to financial services, rural people can find themselves forever in debt to loan sharks. In this Indian fishing community, the solution to this is collective power.

Powering rural households in Kenya

noviembre 2017
Rural Solutions is a video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries. Biogas provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to power rural households - but biogas digesters are costly to set up, especially in remote areas. Here is a solution to this from Kenya.

The Dominican Republic: Partnering for Profit

octubre 2017
In the Dominican Republic, a unique alliance between the private sector and the government transforms small producers' organizations into successful, sustainable businesses through a nationwide mentorship programme.

Recipes for change: Muviko - Kenya

octubre 2017
This episode of Recipes for Change is about cooking with sorghum - a crop that has been neglected in Kenya in favour of the more popular maize. Now, with low rainfall causing maize harvests to fail, drought-tolerant sorghum is making a resurgence and celebrity chef Ali Artiste sees how sorghum recipes are being rediscovered in rural areas.

Joint visit of Heads of UN Rome-Based Agencies to Ethiopia

septiembre 2017
In September 2017, the heads of the UN food agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - travelled together to Ethiopia to assess how to work closer together to eradicate hunger and poverty. With visits to the drought-hit Somali region and the more developed Tigray region, they examined how to narrow the gap between humanitarian and development investments to ensure people are more resilient to droughts and other climate shocks.

The Field Report

agosto 2017
Carved into the very land that farmers use to feed their communities, the Field Report shows just how important investment in smallholder agriculture can be in reducing poverty in Africa and feeding a hungry planet.

Guatemala: Bringing Water to the Well

abril 2017
In areas of Guatemala which are chronically affected by droughts, IFAD-supported irrigation schemes and practices make farmland four times more productive.

Dream weaver in Guatemala

marzo 2017
In remote rural areas of developing countries, women are often relegated to house chores or on-farm labour because of a lack of literacy and numeracy skills.

Connecting remote rural communities with financial services

enero 2017
6 January 2017 - Remittance flows to and within Africa amounted to more than US$65 billion in 2016 and are expected to grow to US$80 billion by 2020. These flows represent a lifeline for more than 200 million people.

US Secretary's Global Diaspora Forum, Washington

julio 2016
The United States Department of State and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) unveiled this week in Washington, DC a new joint initiative to assist the flow of investment from international migrants to reduce rural poverty and boost food security in their home countries.

Adoption of system of rice intensification (SRI)

junio 2016
This is an introduction to a series of 4 training videos and details how IFAD has promoted the spread of SRI from Madagascar to Rwanda and then Burundi. Malagasy farmers went to Rwanda to share their knowledge and Burundian farmers then visited the same Rwandan farmers to take the knowledge back home. This farmer to farmer teaching and learning has proven to be very effective.

Women's inclusion sparks large-scale infrastructure projects in remote Pacific island

junio 2016
Date: 6 June 2016 Women on a remote Pacific island are breaking cultural barriers by taking on roles that shape the future of their communities.

Amid India's drought crisis, new ways of growing cotton helps small farmers

mayo 2016
Date: 20 May 2016 More than three million farmers in India's Maharashtra state depend on cotton. In India, two consecutive years of weak monsoons have left some 330 million people — a quarter of the country — in the grip of drought.

AgTalks - William Otim-Nape: Dr. Cassava

mayo 2016
In 2010, Times Magazine cited cassava as one of the most dangerous crops in the world, to be eaten at one's own risk if cooked improperly.

Reducing childhood malnutrition in Mexico

abril 2016
Date: 19 April 2016 Once a sacred grain for the Aztecs, amaranth and its incredible nutritional properties have long been forgotten in Mexico.

Senegal – Let the Sun Shine

abril 2016
Until a few years ago Awa Ndiaye and her women's farming cooperative were struggling to grow anything due to soil degradation and lack of water. But the adoption of a solar-powered water pump sparked a series of innovations which are helping Ndiaye and other farmers in South East Senegal adapt to the challenges posed by the changing climate.

Protecting the endangered bong tree

abril 2016
Date: 6 April 2016 Incense sticks are ever-present at Buddhist shrines across South East Asia. They are mostly made from the bark of the endangered bong tree, which is endemic to the region. Bong trees were once abundant in countries like Laos but, in 2008, overexploitation led the Lao government to declare that they were on the verge of extinction.

AgTalk – Seaweed Power

abril 2016
On the island of Zanzibar, the sea had always been a man's domain. But researcher Flower Ezekiel Msuya says things started to change when local women unleashed the commercial potential of seaweed.

IFAD Lecture: Winnie Byanyima on the future of aid

abril 2016
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, delivered the inaugural IFAD Lecture at the 38th session of the Governing Council, IFAD's annual meeting of Member States. Her lecture – entitled 'The Future of Aid' – took place on 17 February 2015. It was the first in a planned series that IFAD has launched to advance thinking on rural transformation as a key to sustainable development in the post-2015 world.

Responding to Kenya's changing climate

marzo 2016
Date: 16 March 2016 In eastern Kenya, the dry season is getting longer, and rainfall is less predictable. Only two per cent of people have enough food throughout the year, and almost half the children under five are malnourished. Maize is the predominant crop – but three out of four maize harvests fail.

Italian top chef Carlo Cracco cooks a “Recipe for Change” on World Environment Day

marzo 2016
The theme of this year's World Environment Day, which falls on 5 June, is sustainable lifestyles. So, to celebrate the occasion, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) partnered with Italian celebrity chef, Carlo Cracco, to bring attention to the impact that climate change is having on many of the world's traditional foods.

Lesotho's award-winning chef talks climate change and supporting small farmers

marzo 2016
In the high rocky peaks of the African mountain kingdom Lesotho, a female chef has been creating a buzz in international culinary circles by combining ancient traditional recipes from Mosotho elders with fresh local products sourced from smallholder farmers around the remote town of Thaba Tseka.

The diversity of rural women

marzo 2016
Date: 8 March 2016 There are more than 370 million indigenous persons in the world and 50 per cent are women.

Laos: Nutritious Entertainment

marzo 2016
Half the children in Laos are stunted and chronic under-nutrition is a major issue facing the country. Now a soap opera is teaching people in the most remote parts of the country how and what to cook for better nutrition. Produced with assistance from the Government of Canada.

The Burundi legal clinics

marzo 2016
Land is one of the keys to building better lives and equality for poor rural women in the developing world. Yet women often have weak land rights, or are denied rights entirely, resulting in increased poverty for themselves and their families.

Mo Ibrahim delivers IFAD Lecture, urges African leaders to invest in agriculture

marzo 2016
Rome, 19 February – Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, global entrepreneur and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, delivered IFAD's Lecture during IFAD's 39th Governing Council, where he urged African leaders to invest more in the agricultural sector in the next 15 years.

Pablo Tittonell: Dishing up the dirt

marzo 2016
Pablo Tittonell, Professor and Chair of the Farming Systems Ecology Group at Wageningen University. It is estimated that about 25 per cent of the soils in the world are degraded, are in a severely degraded state, and we are talking about agricultural soils in particular, soils that we are using for cultivation.

Ndongo Samba Sylla: Le commerce équitable et le défi de la transformation rurale durable

marzo 2016
Ndongo Samba Sylla, economiste du développement: Le commerce équitable. La plupart d'entre vous en ont certainement déjà entendu parler. Je parie même que certains parmi vous ont déjà acheté un produit CE dans un supermarché ou commandé une tasse de café CE.

Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas: Essential elements

marzo 2016
Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Senior Manager, Social Responsibility, and Executive Director, The Mosaic Company Foundation: I would like all of you to imagine a world where everyone has enough food to eat, especially smallholder farmers and their families.

Maximo Torero: Connectivity, content and kids

marzo 2016
Maximo Torero, Director of the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): What I am going to talk about today is a little bit different. I am going to talk about the consumer, which will be the small farmer, the producer and the supply of information to them, how this demand is governed by the supply of information and technology for them to have access to that information.

Kari Huhtala: Essential elements

marzo 2016
Kari Huhtala, Helsinki Pellervo Society, Cooperative Director: Good afternoon to everybody. These days many people are concerned about food and the food chain, if the food is safe and healthy or if it is too expensive or too cheap.

Gunnar Rundgren: The cost of cheap food

marzo 2016
Gunnar Rundgren, author and former President, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements: Thank you so much. This banana is bought across the street for 36 cents. This banana is bought across the street in the same shop for 66 cents, so how come?

Gabriela Soto Muñoz: Empowering farmers while going organi

marzo 2016
Gabriela Soto Muñoz, Eco-LOGICA, President: Thank you very much. Good afternoon to everyone. Thank you especially to IFAD for this wonderful opportunity to talk about the link between the consumer and the producers, and the organic certification. To do that I want to take you to three moments in history.

Emma Naluyima: In praise of pigs

marzo 2016
Emma Naluyima - Smallholder farmer and veterinarian: I wake up every morning at 4 a.m. to hold a board meeting with my pigs. They say to me, if you take care of us we shall take care of you all the way to the barn.

Chris Davis: A fair change experience

marzo 2016
Chris Davis, Fairtrade International: Good morning. I would like to take you back in time 25 years to Oaxaca State in Mexico. A very sudden and rapid drop in world coffee prices as a result of subsidized overproduction, forced thousands upon thousands of small farmers to abandon their farms and migrate in search of work. Behind them, they left broken families and shattered communities

Beatrice Makwenda: The future belongs to organised farmers

marzo 2016
Beatrice Makwenda, Policy and Programmes Coordinator of the National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM):

Apollinaire Djikeng: Lessons from the ugly pig

marzo 2016
Apollinaire Djikeng, Director of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub: For many years I have kept a personal association and a personal importance to livestock.

Andrew Rugasira: Farmers and private sector - key to rural transformation

marzo 2016
Andrew Rugasira, Founder and CEO of Good African Coffee: Allow me to set the scene for my talk with some statistics. Every day, 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world. The producer countries, that is, Brazil with 37 million bags every year, Viet Nam with 24 million bags every year, right down to my own country Uganda with 3 million bags, earn US$24 billion a year from their coffee.

The Camelid Solution

marzo 2016
Guillermo Vila Melo, Agronomist and founding member of the Association of Camelid of Argentina (ACA): As Ms Samii said, I shall be introducing you to my very first love, llamas and alpacas. Llamas on your right-hand side and alpacas on your left.

Stories from the field

febrero 2016
Nepalese migrants send home $1.5 billion every year - over 20% of the country's GDP. Many of the women here rely on these remittances to survive. Now Savings and Credit Organisations, supported by IFAD and the Nepal Center for Micro-Finance, are facilitating safe money transfers and encouraging people to save. This is transforming villages like Makrahar where, for the first time, people are able to access credit.

Recipes for Change: Tuna with Taro Leaves

noviembre 2015
In this episode of Recipes for Change, Fiji's favorite chef, Lance Seeto, discovers how prolonged drought is threatening taro - Tonga's staple ingredient - when he joins a local farmer to cook Luu Ika (tuna with taro leaves).

Burundi: Justice for Maura

noviembre 2015
Burundi's civil war may have ended more than two decades ago, but violence in the country continues. Many of its victims are women, whose rights under the law are often ignored. Now a unique legal aid programme is helping thousands of women like Maura Ntukamazina learn about the law and reclaim their rights.

Uganda: Imagine your life differently

octubre 2015
Twenty thousand families in 13 districts of Uganda are now imagining their lives differently. By creating a shared vision, husbands and wives are not only finding ways to break out of their poverty, but they are discovering the value of equality in their homes.

IFAD and Shamba Shape-Up

mayo 2015
With the fourth and latest series of Shamba Shape-Up, Kenya's most watched agriculture TV show, IFAD staff have been talking to smallholder farmers about a range of practical issues, from cow care and livestock resilience to climate-change adaption.

Nicole Mason: The scope on fertilizer subsides

mayo 2015
icole Mason, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University: It is a great pleasure to be here. I want to start out in Southern Zambia, we have two farmers' fields here.

How courage brigades have transformed community life in Madhya Pradesh, India

enero 2015
In thousands of villages across the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, women are standing up for their rights.

Asociación con Intel para proporcionar información agrícola a los agricultores de Camboya

septiembre 2014
Intel Corporation y el FIDA se han asociado para aumentar el acceso de los pequeños agricultores a la información a través del nuevo software de Intel que ayudará a los agricultores a tomar decisiones bien fundamentadas sobre la selección de semillas y fertilizantes, la planificación de la cosecha y la gestión de ventas.

Bangladesh: Small fish, big gains

junio 2014
In a country where over 20 million people are estimated to be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals, eating small nutrient-rich fish can make a vital difference.

Viet Nam: Adapting in the Delta

mayo 2014
Vietnam is the world's second largest exporter of rice and 60 percent of it is grown in the Mekong Delta. But now farmers in at least two provinces say the future of rice production is threatened because of rising sea levels and temperature increases attributed to climate change.

Bolivia: The Alpaca Connection

noviembre 2013
On Bolivia's high Andean plain, 4,500 metres above sea level, alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for poor ranchers.

Burkina Faso: Waiting for the rain

septiembre 2013
Weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. Farmers say the rainy season that once began regularly in June is often delayed and when the rain finally does come the sudden force and volume of water can cause flooding and destroy crops.

The Gambia: Reclaiming the Land

diciembre 2012
In The Gambia, women often farm on degraded, unproductive land. The more fertile land is usually reserved for men. But things are changing.

Kenya: Growing with the Flow

diciembre 2012
Like thousands of poor farmers living on the slopes of East Mount Kenya, Christine Mugure Munene used to depend on seasonal rains to water her crops. Now she has water whenever she wants.

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