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Enabling rural transformation and grassroots institutional building for sustainable land management and increased incomes and food security

novembre 2015
The enabling rural transformation and grassroots institutional building for sustainable land management and increased incomes and food security, referred to as the Strengthening Rural Institutions (SRI) project was undertaken by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Eastern and Southern Africa Region since 2011.

Development of innovative site-specific integrated animal health packages

novembre 2015
Livestock contribute to the livelihoods of roughly 70 per cent of the world’s poor, supporting farmers, consumers, traders and laborers throughout the developing world. The increasing demand for livestock products for the growing populations of developing countries, particularly in Africa, offers new market opportunities for poor farmers in rural areas. Success in raising small-farmer productivity leads to improvements in household food security, nutrition and income, leading to poverty reduction. However, in vast areas of sub-Saharan Africa, increased and sustained animal production by small farmers is greatly hampered by livestock diseases. Animal diseases severely constrain livestock enterprises of smallholder livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa but are not given the attention they deserve by the global community

Zipping up the Evidence - Dealing with non-counterfactuals in Viet Nam and Ghana

septembre 2015
Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA)

An Innovative, Scalable, Pro-poor Home Cooking-based Charcoal Production Value Chain For Women

septembre 2015
With a small grant, INBAR has innovated Household Charcoal (HHC) production from cooking with firewood into a new livelihood opportunity and 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 to prevent smouldering, collect household charcoal through the clusters and process it into briquettes. INBAR has also developed the NCPP Social Enterprise Model which is an Innovative & Inclusive Institutional system to strengthen the rural development ecosystem and enable safe investment opportunities for rural women.

Smart ICT for Weather and Water Information and Advice to Smallholders in Africa

mars 2015
The primary objective of the project was to promote innovative approaches and ICT-based technologies for timely transfer of weather, water-and crop related information and advice to relevant end users in Africa for informed decision-making and enhanced negotiation capacity with water and farm-related service providers.

Enabling Land Management, Resilient Pastoral Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction in Africa

mars 2015
The World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) is a global knowledge and advocacy network that promotes understanding of sustainable pastoral development for both poverty reduction and sustainable environmental management. WISP was executed by the International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN). The Programme built the capacity of pastoral institutions to engage in advocacy based on state-of-the-art global learning on sustainable pastoralism, enabling pastoralist institutions around the world to network and shared experiences and opportunities, and ensured that the voice of pastoralists remained central to policy discourse and learning.

Performance des petits projets de l’IPAF 2015

février 2015
Le Mécanisme d’assistance pour les peuples autochtones (IPAF), mis en place par le FIDA, a pour objectif de renforcer les communautés de populations autochtones et leurs organisations par le financement de petits projets qui favorisent leur développement autonome dans le cadre de la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones, pour en tirer des enseignements et définir des approches en vue d’une reproduction et d’une application à plus grande échelle.

Insights and lessons learned from the reflections on the PIALA piloting in Vietnam

novembre 2014
Under the 9th Replenishment, IFAD committed to moving 80 million rural people out of poverty cumulative from 2010 onwards to 2015, and conducting 30 rigorous impact assessments. Hence the urgent need for appropriate methodologies for impact assessment. To respond to this need, a few piloting initiatives have been launched, one of which is the Improved Learning Initiative (ILI) 2. This initiative aims to develop a potentially scalable Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA) that can help IFAD and its partners collaboratively assess, explain and debate its contributions to rural poverty impact. The PIALA design and piloting is funded by IFAD’s DFID-financed Innovation Mainstreaming Initiative (IMI) and BMGF’s Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Unit in the Agricultural Development Program; and with important contributions from IFAD’s Country Program Offices and partners in the pilot countries (Vietnam and Ghana), and its Strategy & Knowledge Management and Program Management Departments.

Participatory Impact Assessment and Learning Approach (PIALA) - Results and reflections from the impact evaluation of RTIMP in Viet Nam

juin 2014
Improved Learning Initiative for the design of a Participatory Impact Assessment & Learning Approach (PIALA) in Viet Nam.

New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

mars 2014
This book examines the growing divergence between subsistence and business oriented small farms, and discusses how this divergence has been impacted by population growth, trends in farm size distribution, urbanization, off-farm income diversification, and the globalization of agricultural value chains.

Performance of IPAF small projects: Desk review 2011

novembre 2011
In June 2006, the World Bank and IFAD agreed to transfer the World Bank’s Grants Facility for Indigenous Peoples to IFAD. In September, the transfer was approved by IFAD’s Executive Board. This marked the beginning of the IFAD Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF), which issues public calls for proposals and makes small grants to support indigenous and tribal peoples throughout the world. Development projects financed through IPAF aim to improve indigenous peoples’ access to key decision-making processes, empower indigenous peoples to find solutions to the challenges they face, and respond to indigenous peoples’ holistic perspectives. The projects build on indigenous culture, identity, knowledge, natural resources, intellectual property and human rights. This report, prepared by an independent consultant, provides an overview of the performance of 53 small IPAF-funded projects in delivering results and improving the lives of their target groups. About 45,000 people directly benefited from these projects, and more than half of them were women. Project services reached about 1,200 communities. Primary project activities were training and individual capacity-building in such topics as security of tenure, natural resource management, agricultural technologies, traditional medicine, indigenous peoples’ rights, community programming, literacy and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Rapport sur la pauvreté rurale 2011

novembre 2010
“Le problème aujourd’hui, c’est que vous avez beau travailler dur, ce n’est jamais assez pour nourrir la famille…” “Ça fait un an, ou peut-être davantage, qu’il n’a pas plu. C’est pour ça que les gens souffrent…” “Sans éducation, on ne peut rien faire…” “Les hommes sont partis pour travailler loin du village. Il ne reste quasiment que des femmes ici pour travailler…” Voici quelques réflexions personnelles de la poignée d’hommes, de femmes et de jeunes interrogés pour ce rapport. Leurs récits nous donnent un aperçu capital de ce que signifie vivre dans la réalité mouvante de la pauvreté rurale d’aujourd’hui. Il est essentiel de les écouter raconter leur vécu – et d’en tirer des enseignements – pour comprendre cette réalité. C’est d’ailleurs la première chose à faire si l’on veut concevoir des solutions pertinentes et efficaces permettant de transformer les zones rurales, actuellement en plein marasme, en lieux où les jeunes d’aujourd’hui peuvent espérer trouver du travail pour sortir de la pauvreté et où ils désireront vivre et élever leurs enfants. Il nous faut une bonne perception de ce à quoi ressemble la pauvreté maintenant, un assortiment de solutions pratiques pour résoudre la myriade de défis qui se posent aujourd’hui et une approche cohérente permettant de s’attaquer aux défis évolutifs du futur. Le rapport aborde ces trois volets.

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