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GEF Senegal factsheet

septembre 2015
The project interventions focus on water resources management through three main components: i) capacity building, awareness raising and knowledge management at the national level, ii) water harvesting and watershed management, and iii) water conservation and efficient irrigation.

How To Do Note: Measuring Climate Resilience

septembre 2015
This How To Do Note is intended as a tool for IFAD staff and partners involved in investment projects with climate resilience objectives.

Conférence africaine sur les transferts d’argent et les réseaux postaux - rapport officiel

septembre 2015
L’importance des transferts d’argent en provenance et à destination de l’Afrique, qui ont franchi le seuil des 60 milliards d’USD et continuent de croître rapidement, commence légitimement à attirer l’attention au niveau mondial.

Investing in rural people in Colombia

septembre 2015
Since the 1990s, Colombia has experienced sustained, strong economic growth. However, it is one of the most unequal countries in the world. The gap between urban and rural areas is particularly wide. While the incidence of poverty is 27.8 per cent of the population at the national level, 40.3 per cent of rural people live in poverty. The percentage is even higher among indigenous peoples and communities of African descent. The agricultural sector represents 6.1 per cent of Colombia’s GDP and 16.3 per cent of employment. However, these figures could be even higher because the country has huge agricultural potential.

Public-private-producer partnerships (4Ps) in small ruminant value chain development in India

septembre 2015
In August 2015, a grant agreement was signed between IFAD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “demonstrate that the goat subsector in India has a great potential to contribute to poverty alleviation and offers opportunities where donors can partner with private sector, public sector, and producers to effect large-scale productivity improvement in small ruminant value chains in Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh states”.

ODI ASAP Progress Review

août 2015
This Progress Review evaluates the status of IFAD’s Adaptation to Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) at programme mid-term, 2.5 years after the first ASAP-investment has been approved by the IFAD Executive Board.

Creating pathways out of poverty in rural areas: Managing weather risk with index insurance

août 2015
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have joined forces to reduce the vulnerability of poor rural people to extreme weather events that can be devastating to agricultural productivity. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IFAD and WFP are working to improve the access of poor rural people in developing countries to index-based weather insurance. This type of insurance can help them cope better when extreme weather hits, and can open the door to other financial services, in particular credit.

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