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Rural women's leadership programme in grass-roots organizations: a case study in Nepal

avril 2018
IFAD, with support from the Government of Norway, developed the Rural Women’s Leadership Programme (RWLP) to strengthen the role and voice of women leaders in rural organizations, including in policy dialogue.

Developing nutrition-sensitive value chains in Nigeria

avril 2018
With funding from the German government, IFAD recently carried out a set of studies in Nigeria and Indonesia to determine how to design nutrition-sensitive value chain (NSVC) projects for smallholders. Such projects seek to shape thedevelopment of value chains for nutritious commodities in ways that are likely to address nutrition problems.

Indigenous Peoples Glossary (English, French, Spanish)

avril 2018
This publication presents IFAD’s first glossary of terms related to indigenous peoples. It has been developed jointly by specialized staff in the Office of the Secretary (Language Services) and the Indigenous Peoples Desk in the Policy and Technical Advisory Division. The purpose of the glossary is to ensure consistency and accuracy of terminology in English, French and Spanish, and standardize the terminology used in relation to indigenous peoples in official documentation and publications, and in all aspects of meeting preparations. It is intended for use by IFAD staff, indigenous peoples' organizations and other interested parties. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details of the source document and its date of publication.

Household methodologies

avril 2018
Interventions in the agricultural sector to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) mainly focus on strengthening women’s economic opportunities and decision-making capacities as farmers or in groups. However, the same women often remain disempowered within the household.

Policy brief: How inclusive rural transformation can promote sustainable and resilient societies

avril 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target an interrelated set of issues that must be addressed to eradicate hunger and poverty and ensure a future in which no one is left behind. This year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) focuses on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The SDGs relating to water (SDG6), energy (SDG7), human settlements (SDG11), responsible consumption and production (SDG12), life on land (SDG15) and partnerships (SDG17) will be under in-depth review. In that context, the rural world – where most poor and hungry people live – deserves special attention.

Integrated promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment: economic empowerment, decision-making and workloads

avril 2018
The causes of gender discrimination pervade different aspects of our lives – social, economic, political, environmental – affecting gender roles and relations in domestic, productive and public domains and from the local to the international level. Time-bound development projects need to address the cross-cutting and multifaceted nature of gender inequality through multiple entry points.

Toolkit: Soutenir les systèmes semenciers paysans

mars 2018
L’agriculture débute avec les semences. Sans elles, il ne peut y avoir ni culture ni production alimentaire. Les mauvaises récoltes et la perte des stocks de semences entraînent une situation d’insécurité semencière susceptible de mettre en péril la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens d’existence.

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