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The IFAD and Slow Food Case for Investment

novembre 2021
IFAD and Slow Food share a vision of supporting small-scale, diversified production and consumption mechanisms that focus on improving the marketing of local products.

Investing in rural people in Egypt

octobre 2021
IFAD country programme in Egypt is the largest in the Near East and North Africa. In total, IFAD has invested in 14 agricultural development projects and programmes for a total Cost of US$ 1.1 billion, with IFAD direct financing of US$ 519.28 million benefitting around 7 million people.

Investing in rural people in Bangladesh

juin 2021
IFAD has worked in Bangladesh for almost 40 years. It has supported 34 projects, costing a total of US$2,356 million, with IFAD financing of US$913 million.

Investing in rural people in Sudan

mai 2021
Sudan became a Member State of IFAD in 1977, with the first IFAD loan being approved in 1979.

Investing in rural people in the Pacific Islands

mars 2021
For almost 40 years, IFAD has been financing initiatives in the Pacific to help rural people improve their lives. In recent years, resources, outreach and membership have expanded.

IFAD and Spain: Partnering to transform rural realities

mars 2021
This brochure provides an overview of our work with Spain to invest in poor rural youth, women and men and assist countries in achieving the SDGs.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Burkina Faso

mars 2021
Au Burkina Faso, les prêts du FIDA contribuent non seulement à une meilleure gestion des ressources naturelles, mais aussi au développement d’institutions inclusives et durables, grâce à des investissements et des politiques favorables aux pauvres, ainsi qu’au soutien apporté à l’innovation et à l’éducation.

Investing in rural people in Papua New Guinea

novembre 2020
IFAD’s strategy in Papua New Guinea is to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by increasing production volumes and quality, and to improve access to markets, technologies and services in order to increase farmers’ share of added value.

Investing in rural people in Indonesia

novembre 2020
Over the last 40 years, IFAD and the Government of Indonesia have invested more than US$1 billion in rural people to strengthen inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

Grant Results Sheet: Strengthening capacity to assess the impact of tenure security measures on IFAD-supported and other projects within the SDG framework

octobre 2020
IFAD partnered with the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and UN-Habitat to conceptualize and develop gender-responsive and fit-for-purpose tools and approaches to evaluate the impact of land tenure and governance interventions.

The Qatar–IFAD partnership

octobre 2020
The State of Qatar is one of the founding members of IFAD. Qatar’s support of IFAD is critical for combating poverty and strengthening development in developing countries.

The Netherlands-IFAD partnership

octobre 2020
The partnership between IFAD and the Netherlands is based on a shared vision and a strong alignment of their respective policies and strategic priorities.

The Norway–IFAD partnership

septembre 2020
IFAD and Norway share a vision of a world without poverty and hunger. IFAD’s work on inclusive and sustainable food systems, with its focus on results, plays an important role in the achievement of Norway’s priorities in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Investing in rural people in the Kyrgyz Republic

septembre 2020
IFAD has invested in rural development in the Kyrgyz Republic since 1996.

Investing in rural people in China

septembre 2020
IFAD is the only one of China’s development partners dedicated exclusively to reducing poverty and increasing food and nutrition security in rural areas.

The Spain–IFAD partnership

septembre 2020
Spain is a founding member of IFAD and has contributed a total of US$100.4 million to the Fund’s regular resources since it was established in 1978. The partnership between Spain and IFAD focuses on investing in smallholder agriculture to ensure food and nutrition security.

The Brazil–IFAD partnership

août 2020
The strong partnership between IFAD and Brazil is based on a shared commitment to reducing poverty and pursuing innovative ways to assist rural communities.

The Sweden-IFAD partnership

août 2020
Sweden and IFAD have a longstanding partnership and remain committed to achieving a world without poverty and hunger (SDG2) by increasing sustainable and inclusive investments in rural areas

The Saudi Arabia-IFAD partnership

août 2020
Saudi Arabia played a major role in the establishment of IFAD in 1977 and has been a key supporter of the Fund for the past 43 years.

The Denmark–IFAD partnership

août 2020
Denmark and IFAD share a long-standing partnership to fight poverty and hunger. Agriculture and the food sector are the basis of their common approach to promoting sustainable rural transformation, which is essential to tackling environmental degradation and climate change.

Investing in rural people in Moldova

août 2020
Collaboration between the Republic of Moldova and IFAD began in 1999. IFAD has supported seven projects totalling US$196.8 million, with IFAD financing of US$109.2 million.

The Finland–IFAD partnership

août 2020
IFAD and Finland have a shared vision of a world without poverty and hunger. Their joint development work rests on multiple key pillars.

Investing in rural people in Ethiopia

août 2020
Since 1980, IFAD has invested US$751.6 million in 20 programmes and projects in Ethiopia, with an overall cost of US$2,157.6 million and benefiting more than 11 million households.

Grant Results Sheet: Land and Natural Resources Tenure Security Learning Initiative for East and Southern Africa – Phase 2 (TSLI-ESA 2)

juillet 2020
This initiative's goal was to develop and disseminate innovative tools and approaches to strengthen tenure security in target communities using low-cost and gender-sensitive technologies.

The IFAD–India partnership

juillet 2020
India is a founding member of IFAD, and the IFAD–India partnership spans more than 40 years. India is not only the largest recipient of IFAD’s investments, but also a significant contributor,

The Kuwait–IFAD partnership

juillet 2020
Kuwait played a major role in the establishment of IFAD in 1977 and has been a key supporter of IFAD for the past 43 years.

The United Arab Emirates–IFAD partnership

juillet 2020
The United Arab Emirates played a major role in the establishment of IFAD in 1977 and has been one of its key supporters since then. Its support of IFAD has been fundamental in combating poverty and strengthening development activities in developing countries.

The Republic of Korea–IFAD partnership

juillet 2020
The Republic of Korea is one of the founding members of IFAD and currently sits on the Fund’s Executive Board. The Republic of Korea and IFAD remain committed to eradicating poverty and hunger, and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Partenariat entre la France et le FIDA

juin 2020
La France et le FIDA partagent la même volonté de mettre fin à la pauvreté et à la faim grâce au développement rural durable.

The Germany-IFAD partnership

juin 2020
Germany and IFAD place small-scale farmers and rural people – especially women and youth – at the heart of their development priorities for achieving a world with no hunger (Sustainable Development Goal [SDG] 2).

The Russian Federation-IFAD Partnership

juin 2020
The Russian Federation and IFAD share a common commitment to reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving more sustainable economic growth for small-scale farmers and other vulnerable rural populations.

Investing in rural people in Sao Tome and Principe

mars 2020
IFAD remains one of the most important technical and financial partners in Sao Tome and Principe's rural sector, and its work has sparked the development of strategies and mechanisms to support poor rural populations, especially women, and their effective inclusion in relevant development interventions.

Investing in rural people in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

mars 2020
IFAD began operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1978. Our strategy is to ensure that poor rural people have more opportunities for sustainable food and nutrition security and improved livelihoods.

Investing in rural people in Pakistan

décembre 2019
Since IFAD began its operations in Pakistan in 1978, the focus has been on combating rural poverty by promoting integrated participatory rural development.

Investing in rural people in Nepal

décembre 2019
Nepal was one of the first countries to benefit from IFAD loans, beginning in 1978.

Investir dans les populations rurales en République de Côte d’Ivoire

novembre 2019
Depuis 1984, le FIDA a investi 174,65 millions d’USD dans 11 programmes et projets en Côte d’Ivoire, pour un financement total de 384,37 millions d’USD.

Investing in rural people in India

octobre 2019
IFAD has been working in India for more than 40 years. The current country strategic opportunities programme is fully aligned with the government’s policy framework.

Investing in rural people in Cambodia

juillet 2019
To date, 9 projects have been conducted in the country, at a total cost of US$588.43 million million, with IFAD financing amounting to US$151.6 million. An estimated 1,338,500 households have benefited directly.

Investing in rural people in The Gambia

juin 2019
Since 1982, IFAD has supported 10 programmes and projects in The Gambia totalling US$93 million and directly benefiting more than 155,000 rural households.

Investir dans les populations rurales en Guinée-Bissau

juin 2019
La note de stratégie de pays actuelle du FIDA pour la Guinée-Bissau se fonde sur lespriorités politiques définies par la stratégie de développement nationale du pays Terra Ranka (2015-2025), ainsi que sur les axes et programmes prioritaires sectoriels du Programme national d’investissement agricole (PNIA 2e génération, 2017).

Investir dans les populations rurales en Guinée

juin 2019
Le FIDA est présent en Guinée depuis 1980. Depuis, il a investi 244 millions d’USD dans 14 projets, sur un coût total de 469,6 millions d’USD, qui ont bénéficié directement à 651 450 ménages ruraux.

Investir dans les populations rurales en République islamique de Mauritanie

juin 2019
Depuis 1980, le FIDA a financé 14 projets et programmes en Mauritanie pour un coût total de 342,3 millions d’USD, dont 136,2 millions d’USD octroyés sous la forme de dons ou de prêts concessionnels.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Sénégal

juin 2019
Au Sénégal, le FIDA suscite et accompagne les initiatives locales qui visent à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, à augmenter les revenus des ruraux pauvres, à créer des emplois pour les jeunes et les femmes notamment et à améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

Grant Results Sheet: E-Project for Agricultural Development and Economic Empowerment (E-PADEE)

mai 2019
The E-Project for Agricultural Development and Economic Empowerment (E-PADEE) is a US$380,000 programme implemented in Cambodia with funding from the Republic of Korea in partnership with IFAD.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Cabo Verde

mai 2019
Depuis 1978, le FIDA a financé 5 projets et programmes de développement rural au Cabo Verde, pour un montant total de 49,9 millions d’USD.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Mali

mai 2019
Depuis 1982, le FIDA a financé 13 projets au Mali pour un coût total de 537 millions USD, dont 229 millions sous forme de prêts à conditions particulièrement favorables.

Investing in rural people in Sri Lanka

février 2019
Altogether, IFAD has implemented 18 projects in Sri Lanka, benefiting 614,832 households at a total cost of US$590.6 million (with IFAD providing US$337.9 million in financing).

Grant Results Sheet: Innovative beef valuechain development schemes in Southern Africa

décembre 2018
The IFAD-funded SWAZI BEEF project set out to increase the quality of livestock and meat products and to diversify farmers’ incomes in the sugar-cane-producing areas of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) through targeted support to farmers and other value chain actors (livestock producers, butchers/meat processors, financial institutions and input providers).

Investing in rural people in Tajikistan

octobre 2018
IFAD has been investing in the rural poor in Tajikistan since 2008, by strengthening local institutions and grass-roots organizations, and expanding their access to land, productive technologies and resources.

Investing in rural people in Azerbaijan

octobre 2018
IFAD has enjoyed a long history of a strong and successful partnership with the Government of Azerbaijan in rural poverty reduction and overall agricultural development efforts, with focused interventions in remote and sometimes difficult to reach areas of the country where extreme pockets of poverty exist.

Investing in rural people in Uzbekistan

octobre 2018
IFAD has been investing in Uzbekistan since 2012, providing financing worth US$81.7 million to three loan-financed projects/programmes that are intended to directly benefit 98,800 households at a total cost of US$81.7 million.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Tunisie

octobre 2018
Depuis 1980, le FIDA a contribué, à hauteur de 194,6 millions d’USD, à 13 programmes et projets de développement rural en Tunisie, représentant un montant total de 453 millions d’USD et dont 125 850 ménages ont tiré des avantages directs.

Grant Results Sheet: ICRAF - Climate-smart, Tree-based, Co-investment in Adaptation and Mitigation in Asia (Smart Tree-Invest)

septembre 2018
The grant mainstreamed climate-smart, tree-based agricultural good practices into the climate adaptation and mitigation programmes of governments, NGOs and the private sector in Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

Investing in rural people in Kenya

septembre 2018
Since 1979, IFAD has invested US$376.3 million in 18 programmes and projects in Kenya (which have a total cost of US$819.3 million), in support of the Government’s efforts to reduce rural poverty.

Investir dans les populations rurales au Niger

juillet 2018
Le Niger, pays enclavé, couvre une superficie de 1 267 000 km² du Sahel au nord du Nigéria. Avec un taux de pauvreté de 48,9% et un revenu par habitant de 420 USD, le Niger est l’un des pays les plus pauvres du monde. En 2015, l’indicateur du développement humain du Programme des Nations Unies a placé le Niger au 188e rang.

China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility

juillet 2018
The China-IFAD South-South and Triangular Cooperation Facility was established in February 2018 and is the first Facility in IFAD dedicated to SSTC.

Grant Results Sheet: Linking farmers to Fairtrade markets in Papua New Guinea through ICT to improve livelihoods in remote rural areas

juin 2018
The project “Connecting Fairtrade Communities to ICT” in Papua New Guinea is a small grant of US$360,000 funded by the Republic of Korea in partnership with IFAD.

The Italy-IFAD partnership

juin 2018
Italy and IFAD share a commitment to a world where people have access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Italy is IFAD’s host country and top donor. It also plays a key leadership role in strengthening IFAD’s financial architecture and enterprise risk management, and in affirming the Fund as the primary global vehicle for investments in smallholder agriculture.

The China-IFAD partnership

juin 2018
IFAD’s portfolio in China is one of its largest. Since 1981, the Fund has financed 31 projects in 28 provinces, benefiting around 4.5 million households, or about 20 million farmers.

The United States and IFAD

juin 2018
Sharing a vision of how to achieve a world without hunger and poverty, the United States and IFAD have been working together for nearly 40 years. Consistent with its longstanding leadership role, the United States holds the largest voting share among IFAD Member States, with 7 per cent. Its US$90 million pledge to the Tenth Replenishment of IFAD’s resources (2016-2018) represents 8.7 per cent of the total. The United States has been instrumental in promoting institutional reform within IFAD, leading to more effective and efficient programmes and enhanced results while reducing costs and maintaining quality. The United States’ recent global hunger and food security initiatives and the approach embodied in the Global Food Security Act of 2016, closely mirror the Fund’s mandate and strategic priorities. Both the United States and IFAD position the world’s smallholder farmers at the centre, recognizing that with the right investments, policies and programmes, smallholders have enormous potential to contribute to greater global food security and to reduce poverty. Both also see equal opportunities for rural women and girls as key to success, together with the need to protect natural resources and ensure environmental sustainability.

Grant results sheets - Inclusive growth, rural industrial policy and participatory value chains in Latin America and the Caribbean

juin 2018
The project aimed to promote a more dynamic insertion of small rural producers into value chains as a way to foster structural change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Grant Results Sheet - ICRISAT: Sustainable Management of Cropbased Production Systems for Raising Agricultural Productivity in Rainfed Asia

juin 2018
The programme aimed to intensify the cropping systems with grain legumes to improve the productivity and sustainability of rainfed agriculture while diversifying smallholder farmers’ income-generating opportunities.

Grant results sheet - ROUTASIA: Strengthening Knowledge Sharing on Innovative Solutions Using the Learning Route Methodology in Asia and the Pacific – Phase 2

juin 2018
The programme Strengthening Knowledge Sharing on Innovative Solutions Using Learning Route (LR) Methodology1 in Asia and the Pacific (ROUTASIA) is the second phase of a four-year IFAD-funded large grant to Procasur Corporation.

Grant Results Sheet - APRACA: Enhancing access of poor rural people to sustainable financial services through policy dialogue, capacity-building and knowledge-sharing in rural finance

juin 2018
This programme, also known as FinServAccess, aimed to enhance access to sustainable rural financial services for smallholder producers and agroentrepreneurs, so they are better equipped to face emerging challenges and benefit from new opportunities.

Grant Results Sheet - ICIMOD: Improving livelihoods and enhancing resilience of the rural poor in the Hindu Kush Himalayas to environmental and socio-economic changes (AdaptHimal)

juin 2018
The grant is one of three projects implemented under a broader regional programme (Adaptation to Change) financed by IFAD, the Government of Norway, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Investing in rural people in Rwanda

mai 2018
Since 1981, IFAD has financed 16 rural development programmes and projects in Rwanda, for a total amount of US$284.6 million, and directly benefiting about 634,300 rural households. The IFAD country programme has contributed significantly to improving incomes and food security in rural areas, particularly through watershed development, increased production in irrigated marshland and hillsides, development of livestock and export crops, and support for cooperatives and rural enterprise promotion.

Grant Results Sheet: FundaK - The Outreach Project: Expanding and scaling up innovative financial inclusion and graduation strategies and tools in Africa

mai 2018
The Outreach Project was implemented in selected African countries (Gambia, Mozambique, and Tanzania) and aimed to improve the financia inclusion strategies of ongoing IFAD-funded operations by transferring and adapting innovative solutions, tools and methodologies previously tested in various countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

Investing in rural people in Angola

mars 2018
In Angola, IFAD loans support efforts to improve food security and rebuild the livelihoods of poor rural people through rural and agricultural development.
Également disponible en: English, Portuguese

Investing in rural people in Peru

mars 2018
Peru has made great strides in poverty reduction over the past decade, leading to a significant decline in the national poverty rate from 42.4 per cent in 2004 to 20.7 per cent in 2015. Nevertheless, by 2016 the gap between rural and urban poverty had tripled, at 44 per cent versus 14 per cent. Income inequality among Peruvian households remained virtually unchanged between 2004 and 2015. The most salient result is differential access by urban and rural people to education, health care, financial services and productive assets.

Grant Results Sheet: AKF - Mobilizing public private partnerships in support of women-led small business development

mars 2018
When trying to develop a business, women in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, face multiple obstacles that have to do with their gender and with the challenging economic environment, which affects women more profoundly than men.

Grant Results Sheet: Integrated crop– livestock conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification of cereal-based systems in Central and West Asia and North Africa

février 2018
The goal was to improve the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers through the adoption of integrated crop–livestock conservation agriculture.

Investing in rural people in Cameroon

janvier 2018
Cameroon’s economy is mainly agriculture-based, with almost three quarters of the economically active population in rural areas employed in agricultural pursuits.

Grant Results Sheet: CABFIN - Enhancing the CABFIN partnership’s delivery of policy guidance, capacity development and global learning to foster financial innovations and inclusive investments for agricultural and rural development

décembre 2017
The overall goal of the grant funding was to strengthen the capacity of development practitioners in developing countries to identify, design and implement more effective interventions aimed at increasing access to rural and agricultural finance.

Grant Results Sheet: ICIPE - Scaling up biological control of the diamondback moth on crucifers in East Africa to other African regions

décembre 2017
The goal of the project was to increase the income of rural smallholder vegetable producers through the improved safety and quality of vegetables in the supply chain for domestic markets.

United Kingdom and IFAD

octobre 2017
The United Kingdom and IFAD are working closely together to meet Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2: ending poverty and hunger by 2030. They have made a special commitment to boost inclusive and sustainable economic paths and create jobs in the poorest rural areas of the world, especially in Africa, where 10 to 12 million young people enter the labour market every year.

Envoi de fonds et réseaux de microfinancement

octobre 2017
Sur les 450 milliards d’USD de fonds que les travailleurs migrants envoient chaque année chez eux, dans les pays en développement, entre 30% et 40% sont destinés aux zones rurales. Au départ de la chaîne migratoire, les personnes quittent le milieu rural pour aller chercher ailleurs le travail qu’elles ne trouvent pas près de chez elles. Les institutions de microfinancement (IMF) sont particulièrement à même de répondre aux besoins des destinataires des envois de fonds, et de réinvestir les fonds excédentaires de façon à offrir de meilleures perspectives à la communauté locale.

Grant Results Sheet ILRI - Enhancing dairy- based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches

octobre 2017
The MilkIT research for development project set out to improve dairy-centred livelihoods in India and Tanzania through intensification of smallholder production focused on enhancement of feeds and feeding using innovation platforms and value chain approaches. The project worked in the state of Uttarakhand in India and in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania. In both countries dairy has considerable potential to improve the livelihoods and nutrition of poor farming families but this potential has been underexploited. MilkIT focused on improving milk productivity through multistakeholder engagement to increase milk marketing and dairy cow feeding.

Investing in rural people in the Dominican Republic

octobre 2017
Over the past 25 years, the Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recent growth has been driven by construction, manufacturing and tourism.

Investing in rural people in Brazil

octobre 2017
Brazil is a major agricultural and industrial power, has the strongest economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is the seventh-largest economy in the world. It is the fourth-largest agricultural producing country, the main producer of coffee, sugarcane and citrus, and the second largest soybean, beef and poultry producer.
Également disponible en: English, Portuguese

Investing in rural people in Mexico

octobre 2017
Mexico is the second-largest economy in Latin America. Despite being a large, upper-middle-income country, Mexico continues to have high rural poverty levels and wide social and economic disparities. While only about 21 per cent of the population lives in rural areas, they represent roughly two thirds of the extremely poor.

Investing in rural people in Argentina

septembre 2017
In Argentina, IFAD helps reduce rural poverty by investing in smallholder farmer organisations and indigenous communities to increase their income. The country programme strategy (2016-2021) is based on national priorities and has three strategic objectives focusing on income and strategic opportunities; human and social capital; and institutional development. The strategy emphasizes the central role farmer and community organizations play in rural transformation processes. Key activities include: • bolstering the economic sustainability of families and organizations by improving and diversifying productive activities, building resilience, improving their negotiating power in value chains, and promoting good nutritional practices • strengthening the capacity of poor rural people and organizations by improving their managerial capacity, socio-economic condition, and their ability to engage in dialogue with the public sector • building the capacity of government institutions to support rural development.

The Austria-IFAD partnership

août 2017
Austria and IFAD share a common commitment to reducing poverty, improving food security and achieving more sustainable economic growth for small-scale farmers and other vulnerable rural populations.

Partenariat entre le Canada et le FIDA

août 2017
Le Canada et le FIDA coopèrent depuis longtemps pour éradiquer la faim et la pauvreté. Tous deux placent les personnes vulnérables au coeur de l’action qu’ils mènent pour améliorer les moyens de subsistance et offrir des débouchés aux populations des zones rurales, où vivent 80% des personnes les plus démunies au monde.

Ireland and IFAD

août 2017
Ireland and IFAD share a commitment to a world where people are empowered to overcome poverty and hunger. Ireland has nine key partner countries: Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia. IFAD funds more than 30 ongoing projects in these countries, with a total investment of US$2.4 billion. In October 2016, IFAD participated in the launch of the Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development in Dublin. A founding member of IFAD, Ireland has pledged a total of US$40.7 million to IFAD’s regular replenishments. Ireland has also provided over US$10 million in supplementary contributions, including €3 million in support to the International Land Coalition, which is hosted by IFAD.

The Japan-IFAD partnership

août 2017
Japan is a strong advocate of “human security”, a principle that is applied through a commitment to support the most vulnerable people while addressing broadly all dimensions of existence, livelihood and dignity.
Également disponible en: English, Japanese

Partenariat entre la Suisse et le FIDA

août 2017
La Suisse et le FIDA partagent la même volonté d’éliminer la pauvreté, la faim et la malnutrition. L’une et l’autre privilégient l’agriculture durable et placent l’agriculture familiale au centre de leur action.

Le FIDA et vous: Obtenir des résultats

juillet 2017
Le mandat du FIDA est unique en son genre, comme est incomparable son expérience des interventions dans les zones reculées, où les autres institutions ne vont pas et où la pauvreté est la plus profondément enracinée.

Myanmar - Connecting rural people to knowledge, resources and markets

juillet 2017
With Fostering Agricultural Revitalization in Myanmar (FARM), the first project it has financed in Myanmar, IFAD is scaling up the best parts of regional and global projects, both its own and those of other organizations. For example, FARM has introduced a new method to complement pre-existing extension services. This is benefiting both farmers and landless microentrepreneurs across the project area. At the heart of FARM’s innovation is the establishment of Knowledge Centres (KCs). Built on the structure and network of public extension services, the KCs are staffed by a ministry extension worker – the KC Manager. The KC Manager brings together farmers and microentrepreneurs in common interest groups, and helps them make the most of newly available extension services.

Burundi IAP factsheet

juin 2017
The Integrated Approach Programme on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa targets agro-ecological systems where the need to enhance food security is directly linked to opportunities for generating local and global environmental benefits.

Grant Results Sheet CABI - Plantwise A country-based approach to improve farmer livelihoods

juin 2017
Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa experience losses equivalent to 30- 40 per cent of total yields due to pests that attack their crops. They need help to diagnose the problem and identify practical, economic, feasible and environmentally safe measures to deal with them. The goal of this programme was to significantly increase the productivity of key crops and/or improve household incomes for smallholder farmers by establishing plant clinics and training plant doctors.

Nigeria IAP factsheet

juin 2017
The Integrated Approach Programme on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa targets agro-ecological systems where the need to enhance food security is directly linked to opportunities for generating local and global environmental benefits.

Investir dans les populations rurales de Madagascar

avril 2017
Depuis 1979, le FIDA a financé 15 projets de développement rural à Madagascar, à hauteur de 265,5 millions d’USD. Cinq projets sont actuellement en cours.

Grant Results Sheet RAIN Foundation Rainwater for food security, setting an enabling environment

avril 2017
Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is often overlooked as a source of water supply. Yet it holds great potential to address the ever-increasing shortages of water globally. The huge potential of RWH for multiple-use services, such as food production, soil and water conservation and water, sanitation and hygiene, has not been adequately recognized, and certainly not implemented, as a solution for water problems on a wider and larger scale. RWH initiatives are still too scattered and the lessons and results not shared. Policies, legal regulations and government budgets often do not include RWH in integrated water resource management and poverty reduction strategies.

Dix années d’engagement du FIDA aux côtés des peuples autochtones

avril 2017
Dix années d’engagement du FIDA aux côtés des peuples autochtones Au cours des dix dernières années, de grandes avancées ont été réalisées dans la reconnaissance formelle des droits des peuples autochtones. Nous citerons notamment l’adoption de la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones (UNDRIP), lors de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies en 2007. Fort de plus de 30 années de collaboration avec les peuples autochtones, le FIDA dote les communautés des moyens nécessaires pour atteindre leurs propres objectifs et participer pleinement à l’élaboration des stratégies favorables à leur développement. Lors de la dernière décennie, le FIDA a pris des mesures pour soutenir les peuples autochtones à mieux contrôler leurs propres initiatives de développement. Cette publication se penche sur la manière dont le FIDA a fait évoluer son engagement auprès des peuples autochtones, en donnant la parole à ceux et à celles qui ont participé ensemble à ce processus de changement. Dans le droit fil du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 (Programme 2030), qui vise à ne laisser personne de côté, le Cadre stratégique du FIDA 2016-2025 réaffirme l’engagement du Fonds en faveur du développement autonome des peuples autochtones. Les citations et les photographies qui figurent dans ce document proviennent de la troisième réunion mondiale du Forum des peuples autochtones au FIDA, du 10 au 13 février 2017.

ASAP Mozambique factsheet

mars 2017
A recent study by the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC)1 of Mozambique suggests that within ten years the impact of climate change will be increasingly felt within the Limpopo Corridor. The soil moisture content before the onset of the rains is set to decrease and higher temperatures and droughts are expected to increase in the southern region. The goal of PROSUL is to improve the livelihoods and climate resilience of smallholder farmers in selected districts of the Maputo and Limpopo Corridors.

Grant Result Sheet ICRAF - Strengthening rural institutions

mars 2017
The programme, referred to as the Strengthening Rural Institutions (SRI) project, was implemented by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Eastern and Southern Africa Region from 2011 to 2014. The project aimed to bring about a sustainable rural transformation process by strengthening the “institutional infrastructure” for integrated natural resource management, food security and poverty alleviation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project’s main goal was to support grassroots organizations to meaningfully participate in governance processes where their livelihoods and well-being, and the environment, are at stake, with an emphasis on enabling poor rural households to aggregate, mobilize and access rural services.

Grant Results Sheet UNESCO - Spate irrigation for rural economic growth and poverty alleviation

mars 2017
The goal of this programme was to develop spate irrigation policies and programmes, based on action research and documented practical experiences, that contribute to rural poverty alleviation and accelerated economic growth in marginal areas in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen. Specific objectives: 1. Strengthen networks in the four countries. 2. Prepare country policy notes. 3. Implement two innovative action research activities per country that can be scaled up. 4. Further develop knowledge, including in local languages, and open-source knowledge-sharing. 5. Train four international MSc students. 6. Incorporate spate irrigation into programmes of universities and agricultural colleges in the four target countries. 7. Create a global inventory of spate irrigation and flood-based farming systems. 8. Provide technical backstopping to IFAD projects and country programmes.

Grant Result Sheet IWMI -Safe nutrients, water and energy recovery

février 2017
The goal of this grant was to provide best business case options to producers and consumers to recover nutrients, water and energy from agricultural and domestic wastes for food security and food safety. The project sought to identify innovative market-driven and scalable approaches to enhance the sustainability of agricultural production considering environmental and health requirements of immediate users and end-consumers. The development challenges were to: 1. identify and share pathways with relevant stakeholders to make business cases more replicable, scalable and sustainable; 2. strengthen national, regional and local stakeholder platforms (from agricultural and/or sanitation sectors) by extending their interest in knowledge of safe reuse as a business; 3. formulate initiatives from donors, government departments and/or the private sector in order to incorporate project results.

Grant Results Sheet IUCN - Enabling land management, resilient pastoral livelihoods and poverty reduction in Africa

février 2017
Historically, pastoralists have been marginalized, and policies have been geared towards encouraging, and in some instances forcing, their settlement and sedentarization. Misunderstanding of their livelihoods has also led to abandonment of their customary institutions and practices. However, scientific evidence shows that mobile pastoralism is the most sustainable way of using marginal lands (such as arid, cold and mountain areas). The project goal was “to develop sustainable land management and resilient livelihoods in rangeland environments”. The objective of the project was to develop knowledge and build capacity for pastoral advocacy, create opportunity for pastoral advocacy and engage directly in policy dialogue, in order to promote policies and investments for sustainable management of rangeland environments and pastoral livelihoods. A significant aspect of the project was strengthening networking and building a global movement on sustainable pastoralism; this relied on the credibility and recognition of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a science-based intergovernmental organization.

Grant Results Sheet OXFAM Novib - Community-led value chain development for gender justice and pro-poor wealth creation

février 2017
This programme set out to empower 35,000 vulnerable women and men in rural value chains directly and another 65,000 indirectly through direct and peer capacity-building and action learning to negotiate a better position in value chains and achieve sustainable and equitable “win-win” collaboration between value chain stakeholders. The programme aimed to adapt and integrate participatory action learning methodologies into the policies and practices of at least 10 civil society organizations (CSOs) and to disseminate them through e-forums and capacity- building events then to be taken up by other relevant IFAD and Oxfam projects, in countries such as Ghana, India and Sierra Leone. Knowledge institutes also contributed to participatory planning and gender mainstreaming in value chain research and training.

Grant Results Sheet CIMMYT - Understanding the adoption and application of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

février 2017
The programme’s goals were to increase the food security of smallholder farm households in southern Africa and enhance their livelihoods while conserving and improving the natural resources used for agriculture. The focus of the programme was on developing productive farming systems for smallholder farmers who managed maize-based systems, based on the principles of conservation agriculture (CA): increasing the profitability, sustainability and labour efficiency of agricultural production.

Investing in rural people in Nigeria

janvier 2017
IFAD’s support to the Nigerian Government’s poverty reduction programme in rural areas targets large numbers of smallholder farmers and is essentially people-centred. IFAD supports programmes and projects that work with communities, and with smallholder farmers as the key players.

Investing in rural people in Malawi

janvier 2017
IFAD began operations in Malawi in 1981 and has provided US$224.9 million in financing for 12 programmes and projects. These have benefited 1,452,950 households at a cost of US$441.4 million. A country strategic opportunities programme (COSOP), approved in December 2016, sets out a framework for the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Malawi to 2022. It builds on lessons from the four programmes included in the previous COSOP 2010-2015. IFAD has a comparative advantage in transforming smallholder agriculture by linking improved service delivery to community organizations. Its approach in Malawi is to: - Work with and strengthen district-level government services; and - Deliver those services via community organizations to smallholder farmers.

Grant Results Sheet PAMIGA - Responsible and sustainable growth for rural microfinance in sub-Saharan Africa

janvier 2017
During the period covered by the project, the landscape of global microfinance was deeply modified and “the game has changed”. On the one hand, the saturation of the market has led to over-indebtedness of very poor clients, scandals and systemic crises that have swept the whole sector in some prominent countries. On the other hand, it has been difficult for the industry to demonstrate tangible impact and, therefore, show that it has delivered against its promises of lifting hundreds of millions of very poor people out of poverty. In this challenging context, the project aimed to help unlock the economic potential in sub-Saharan Africa, by promoting the growth of existing financial intermediaries that serve rural areas (rural financial institutions, RFIs) so that local entrepreneurs could take advantage of new opportunities to be more productive and more competitive, and improve their living conditions sustainably.

Grant Results Sheet MIX - Improving performance monitoring and effectiveness in rural finance

janvier 2017
Transparent performance reporting is a key requirement for effective resultsbased management of IFAD rural finance interventions. Better reporting, tracking and management have benefits throughout the entire IFAD project cycle, from design to implementation and learning from performance data, and for actors at different levels: partner financial service providers (FSPs); programme coordination units (PCUs); government policymakers; and IFAD decision makers and managers. The goal of this initiative was to contribute to establishing an inclusive financial system that meets the needs of the rural poor by supporting the growth of healthy microfinance markets and microfinance service providers. Underpinning this goal is the notion that timely and credible information is critical to the functioning of markets.

Grant Results Sheet INBAR - Producing and selling charcoal - Income for women and benefits to the environment

janvier 2017
The goal of the grant was to develop home-based production of charcoal from cooking with firewood into a new livelihood opportunity – and thus create a sustainable value chain for the economic empowerment of poor rural women. Women from poor rural households in Ethiopia, India and Tanzania were trained to put out fires when they had finished cooking in order to prevent smouldering, and to collect household charcoal through collection clusters, process it into briquettes and market the output through innovative partnership-based enterprises.

Grant Results Sheet IWMI - Mainstreaming innovations and adoption processes from the CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food in IFAD’s portfolio

janvier 2017
The programme supported innovation funds working directly with communities to scale up approaches in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Uganda and Viet Nam.

Investing in rural people in Nicaragua

janvier 2017
IFAD’s strategy in Nicaragua supports the efforts of farmers’ organizations and the government to increase inclusive growth in the agricultural sector as a vehicle for reducing poverty, generating employment and improving family food consumption, as well as contributing to sustainability and the replication of good practices. The strategic objectives centre on: • Inclusion. Access is facilitated to assets, markets and income-generating activities, and job opportunities increase. • Productivity. Labour productivity is increased through incentives that facilitate access to information, technology and technical and financial services. • Sustainability. Environmental, fiscal and institutional sustainability are improved.

Investing in rural people in the United Republic of Tanzania

janvier 2017
The United Republic of Tanzania has made great strides in economic and structural reforms and this has helped achieve average annual economic growth of 7 per cent over the last decade (World Bank 2015). But most people living in rural areas remain extremely poor, and improvements in the overall level of human development have been only marginal.

ASAP Ethiopia factsheet

janvier 2017
Ethiopia is the second most populated African country with an estimated 96.9 million citizens. Of the total population, 81 per cent are classified as rural. The population is also growing at a rate of around 3 per cent per year. Whilst extreme poverty is declining, it is still widespread and in 2011 was counted at 30 per cent.

ASAP Malawi factsheet

janvier 2017
Malawi is a densely populated landlocked country with a population of 17.7 million. Its population growth is about three per cent per year, and it has one of lowest GDPs in the world, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 174 out of 187 countries. Many Malawians (51 per cent) live below the poverty line of US$1 per day, and this poverty incidence is mainly rural (85 per cent). Endemic poverty has also led to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition for 2.8 million Malawians, combined with HIV/AIDs prevalence of nearly 12 per cent.

Mapping nutrition-sensitive interventions in Eastern and Southern Africa

décembre 2016
The purpose of this study is to map nutrition-sensitive interventions in IFAD-funded projects in the ESA region, and to provide guidance for effective nutrition mainstreaming operations. The specific objectives are to: (1) map the various interventions used in delivering nutrition-sensitive activities; (2) identify pathways for nutrition outcomes; (3) evaluate the scale and scope of intervention implementation; (4) assess the effect of the project on beneficiaries; (5) identify and map areas of opportunities for scaling up; and (6) identify challenges, weaknesses and gaps.

Investing in rural people in the Kingdom of Morocco

novembre 2016
Since 1979, IFAD has financed 14 rural development projects for a total of US$268.6 million.

Investing in rural people in the Philippines

novembre 2016
More than half of the Philippines’ 100 million people live in rural areas and many of them are poor. Agriculture is the primary and often only source of income for poor rural people, most of whom depend on subsistence farming and fishing for their livelihoods. Illiteracy, unemployment and the incidence of poverty are generally higher among indigenous peoples and people living in upland areas.

Addressing climate change in Eastern Africa through evergreen agriculture

octobre 2016
Declining soil fertility, escalating costs of farm inputs and lack of capacity are persistent problems that farmers in eastern Africa continue to grapple with. Such factors have resulted in high levels of poverty and food insecurity due to poor performance of the agriculture sector. Climate change adds a big blow to the already bad scenario with serious ramifications on the smallholder-farming subsector. The region is predicted to experience warmer temperatures and decreased rainfall from June to August by 2050. This being an important season for food production in countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia, adaptation measures are necessary for sustainable food production. Evergreen Agriculture refers to the practice of incorporating selected trees and/or shrub species into annual cropping fields. It can be practiced under conventional farming practices but ideally seeks to combine agroforestry with the principles of conservation farming. Evergreen agriculture practices are now part of the solution to tackle climate change and the adoption is on a rising trend in several countries in the region. Conservation Agriculture, including agroforestry, specialty crops, and permanent cropping systems, promotes food sufficiency, poverty reduction, and value added production through improved crop and animal production and production in relation to market opportunities.

Smallholder pig value chain development project

octobre 2016
Developing smallholder pig value chains in Uganda to increase rural incomes and adapt to climate change.

Banana and plantain improvement

octobre 2016
Bananas (Musa spp.), including dessert banana, plantain and cooking banana are the eighth most important food crop in the world, and the fourth most important in least developed countries (FAOSTAT, 2013). They are produced in 135 countries and territories across the tropics and subtropics. The vast majority of producers are smallholder farmers who grow the crop for either home consumption or local markets. Less than 15 per cent of the global production of more than 130 million metric tons is exported. Today, the international banana trade, totaling around 17 million metric tons, is worth over US$7 billion per year (FAOSTAT).

Sharing a vision, achieving results - Partnership between the Netherlands and the International Fund for Agricultural Development

octobre 2016
The Netherlands, with its dynamic private sector and renowned research institutions, provides know-how, technology and financing to the partnership. IFAD contributes its wealth of experience in supporting development of small-scale agriculture and rural livelihoods, while acting as a catalyst for investment from other donors and governments. The strength of this partnership is demonstrated by the growing support provided by the Netherlands to IFAD-supported initiatives. It is underpinned by increasing alignment between Dutch development priorities and IFAD’s mandate.

Investing in rural people in Mozambique

octobre 2016
Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries. Despite its impressive economic growth rates and the encouraging development progress made by the government in recent years, poverty continues to be severe and widespread.

Ghana IAP factsheet

septembre 2016
The Integrated Approach Programme on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa targets agro-ecological systems where the need to enhance food security is directly linked to opportunities for generating local and global environmental benefits.

Ethiopia IAP factsheet

septembre 2016
The Integrated Approach Programme on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa targets agro-ecological systems where the need to enhance food security is directly linked to opportunities for generating local and global environmental benefits.

Kenya IAP factsheet

septembre 2016
The Integrated Approach Programme (IAP) on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, supported by the Global Environment Facility, focuses specifically on promoting sustainability and resilience through management of the natural resources– land, water, soils, trees and genetic resources – that underpin food and nutrition security.

Swaziland IAP factsheet

septembre 2016
The Integrated Approach Programme on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa targets agro-ecological systems where the need to enhance food security is directly linked to opportunities for generating local and global environmental benefits.

Uganda IAP factsheet

septembre 2016
The Integrated Approach Programme on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa targets agro-ecological systems where the need to enhance food security is directly linked to opportunities for generating local and global environmental benefits.

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