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Research Series 72: Climate change and food system activities - a review of emission trends, climate impacts and the effects of dietary change

mai 2022
This article reviews how food system activities contribute to climate change and how dietary changes affect food systems. It shows that while emissions from food production are increasing in most regions, emissions from land use change are decreasing.

Research Series 71: Urbanizing food systems: exploring opportunities for rural transformation

mai 2022
This paper shows that while anticipated increases in food demand by 2050 can largely be met regionally, potential yield increases or diversification will not contribute automatically to inclusive rural transformation. Instead, urbanization may potentially increase rural inequality and poverty.  

Research Series 70: Do not transform food systems on the backs of the rural poor

mai 2022
Although the importance of inclusion in food system transformation is gaining traction, this paper argues that recent research and discourse on the topic is insufficient and that specific actions are needed to ensure that this transformation does not take place on the backs of the rural poor.

Research Series 69: Structural and rural transformation and food systems: a quantitative synthesis for LMICs

avril 2022
Using country-level data from 85 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this paper outlines a food systems index (FSI) and analyses the linkages between food systems and structural and rural transformation, as well as population distributions.

Research Series 68: Exploring a food system index for understanding food system transformation processes

avril 2022
This paper explores the prospects for a food system index (FSI) capturing several key components that influence differences in food system performance at the country level.

Research Series 67: Towards food systems transformation – five paradigm shifts for healthy, inclusive and sustainable food systems

avril 2022
This paper highlights five fundamental paradigm shifts that are required to overcome trade-offs and build synergies between health and nutrition, inclusive livelihoods, environmental sustainability, and food system resilience.

Note pratique: Comment intégrer le Système de formation action pour l’égalité femmes hommes (GALS) dans les opérations du FIDA

mars 2022
La présente note a pour but d’indiquer comment intégrer le Système de formation action pour l’égalité femmes-hommes (GALS) pour faire évoluer les rapports entre les femmes et les hommes dans les opérations du FIDA.    

Understanding market demand: How to use focus group discussions in the development of inclusive insurance

février 2022
Understanding market demand is a critical step in the process of developing solutions to meet the risk management needs of rural poor people, particularly with regard to insurance.

Note pratique - Obtenir le consentement préalable, libre et éclairé dans le cadre des projets d’investissement du FIDA

octobre 2021
La présente note propose au personnel, aux consultants et aux partenaires nationaux du FIDA des conseils pratiques pour obtenir le consentement préalable, libre et éclairé aux étapes de conception et d’exécution des projets et programmes financés par le FIDA, conformément aux politiques et procédures du Fonds.

The Biodiversity Advantage - Prospérer avec la nature. La biodiversité au service de moyens d’existence et de systèmes alimentaires durables

octobre 2021
Le deuxième rapport Biodiversity Advantage du FIDA sur la biodiversité présente cinq projets du Fonds en montrant le rôle indispensable de la biodiversité dans l'agriculture.

Making agricultural and climate risk insurance gender inclusive: How to improve access to insurance for rural women

octobre 2021
IFAD’s technical assistance programme INSURED (Insurance for rural resilience and economic development) has been building knowledge about how to strengthen women producers’ access to climate risk insurance.

Research Series Issue 66: Can perceptions of reduction in physical water availability affect irrigation behaviour? Evidence from Jordan

août 2021
We investigate how perceptions of physical water availability in the past are related to farmers’ current irrigation behaviour.

Rapid prototyping for inclusive insurance: Testing customer challenges and gaining early insights on feasibility

juin 2021
Prototyping aims to gather direct feedback on the solution and the wider insurance scheme, incorporate changes before pilot testing, and make any additional adjustments before the official roll-out.

Research Series Issue 65: Impacts of agricultural value chain development in a mountainous region: Evidence from Nepal

mai 2021
This analysis investigates the potential mechanism and the practical significance of the impacts of agricultural value chain development in a geographically challenging rural area of a developing country.

Note pratique: Sélectionner les cultures pour améliorer la qualité de l’alimentation et renforcer la résilience

mars 2021
Cette note pratique est la première d’une série de cinq notes qui accompagnent le cadre opérationnel pour les espèces négligées et sous-utilisées.

Note pratique: Étude des besoins du marché et des possibilités nouvelles dans les filières d’espèces négligées et sous-utilisées

mars 2021
Cette note pratique est la première d’une série de cinq notes qui accompagnent le cadre opérationnel pour les espèces négligées et sous-utilisées.

Note pratique: Promouvoir les espèces négligées et sousutilisées dans l’intérêt des marchés nationaux

mars 2021
Cette note pratique est la première d’une série de cinq notes qui accompagnent le cadre opérationnel pour les espèces négligées et sous-utilisées.

Note pratique: Interventions en faveur des marchés d’exportation des espèces négligées et sous-utilisées

mars 2021
Cette note pratique est la première d’une série de cinq notes qui accompagnent le cadre opérationnel pour les espèces négligées et sous-utilisées.

Note pratique: Inscrire les espèces négligées et sous-utilisées dans les politiques nationales pour mieux répondre aux enjeux nutritionnels Agriculture

mars 2021
Cette note pratique est la première d’une série de cinq notes qui accompagnent le cadre opérationnel pour les espèces négligées et sous-utilisées.

The small livestock advantage: A sustainable entry point for addressing SDGs in rural areas

janvier 2021
This report presents selected achievements and lessons learned from the growing portfolio of small livestock investments supported by IFAD.

Research Series Issue 64: How the adoption of drought-tolerant rice varieties impacts households in a non-drought year: Evidence from Nepal

décembre 2020
Stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs) are bred to be high yielding and tolerant to climate shocks such as drought.

Impact Assessment: Strengthening Local Development in the Highlands and High Rainforest Areas Project (PSSA)

septembre 2020
PSSA aimed to unlock rural development and poverty reduction in Peru by supporting the design and implementation of business plans created by Producer Associations, targeting two of the country’s poorest regions.

Research Series Issue 63: The adoption of improved agricultural technologies - A meta-analysis for Africa

août 2020
In this paper, particular attention is given to the identification and promotion of productivity and resilience enhancing agricultural practices.

Collection “Advantage”- La sécurité des régimes fonciers, catalyseur d’une transformation rurale durable et inclusive

juillet 2020
Ce numéro de la collection "Advantage" sur la sécurité des régimes fonciers offre un aperçu de l'engagement du FIDA dans la sécurisation des régimes fonciers en faveur des pauvres des zones rurales (disponible uniquement en langue anglaise).

Research Series Issue 62: The spillover effects of seed producer groups on non-member farmers in mid-hill communities of Nepal

juin 2020
Rice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields. Stress-tolerant rice varieties can mitigate this vulnerability, as can having a high seed replacement rate and using best management practices in rice cultivation.

Impact Assessment: Gente de Valor – Rural Communities Development Project in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia

mai 2020
The Rural Communities Development in the Poorest Areas of the State of Bahia (Project Gente de Valor) was designed to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to thrive in the drought-prone environment of Brazil's north-east region through improved access to water, increased productive capacity, and empowerment of participating communities.

Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Small and Medium Agribusiness Development Fund (SMADF), Baseline Report No. 1: Sesaco Ltd.

mai 2020
This is a baseline report for the impact assessment of the Yield Uganda Investment Fund (YUIF), an investment fund that provides targeted financing to small and medium agribusinesses (SMAs) to help them overcome barriers to accessing capital.

Uganda: Impact Assessment of the Small and Medium Agribusiness Development Fund (SMADF), Baseline Report No. 2: Central Coffee Farmers Association (CECOFA)

mai 2020
Baseline report for the impact assessment of the Yield Investment Uganda Fund (YUF), an investment fund that provides targeted financing to small and medium agribusinesses (SMAs) to help them overcome barriers to accessing capital.

Research Series Issue 61: The narrative on rural youth and economic opportunities in Africa: facts, myths and gaps

décembre 2019
This paper reviews the narrative on rural youth and economic opportunities in Africa, using a set of policy documents from various African countries and regional and international organizations.

Research Series Issue 60: Investing in rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

décembre 2019
This study reviews the opportunities and challenges facing rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia region.

Research Series Issue 59: The rural youth situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

décembre 2019
This study offers a general picture of the situation of rural youth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Research Series Issue 58: Investing in rural youth in the Asia and the Pacific region

décembre 2019
This study characterizes the structural and rural transformation of the Asia and the Pacific region.

Research Series Issue 57: Unlocking the potential of rural youth: the role of policies and institutions

décembre 2019
This study presents a framework to analyse the political economy of rural youth policy and institutions’ opportunity space with a quadrant that measures the extent to which rural youth are a priority in policies and institutions versus the extent that governments have to effectively implement rural youth policies.

Research Series Issue 56: The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth

décembre 2019
This study analyses how migrants positively contribute to the sustainable economic development of rural youth in their countries of origin.

Research Series Issue 55: Rural youth: determinants of migration throughout the world

décembre 2019
This study takes a unique look at the determinants of youth migration across seven different countries using recently collected data.

Research Series Issue 54: Rural youth in the context of fragility and conflict

décembre 2019
While conflicts are often defined as “development in reverse”, there is a general lack of research focusing specifically on young people living in rural areas.

Research Series Issue 53: Youth access to land, migration and employment opportunities: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

décembre 2019
This study examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities in various African countries.

Research Series Issue 52: Information and communication technologies and rural youth

décembre 2019
This analysis reviews existing research on the impact of digital initiatives on youth in the education, agriculture, financial and employment sectors.

Research Series Issue 51: Inclusive finance and rural youth

décembre 2019
This study analyses inclusive finance and rural youth through cutting-age research with new insights and approaches that have emerged over the years in the field.

Research Series Issue 50: Rural transformation and the double burden of malnutrition among rural youth in developing countries

décembre 2019
In this study, we show that rural transformation processes are associated with improvements in rural youth nutrition – malnutrition and underweight – in nearly all regions, although the pace of change varies considerably across countries.

Research Series Issue 49: Climate and jobs for rural young people

décembre 2019
Climate change matters for all young people, especially for those whose livelihoods depend on agriculture. This study shows that adaptation to climate change is feasible and options increase as new technologies and management approaches come on-stream.

Research Series Issue 48: Rural youth, today and tomorrow

décembre 2019
Research on rural youth aspirations suggests that many young people are not averse to agriculture as such, but to agriculture’s current neglected condition

Research Series Issue 47: Landscapes of rural youth opportunity

décembre 2019
This study is motivated by the consistent portrayal of agriculture and the broader rural economy in Africa as domains of opportunity for rural youth.

Research Series Issue 46: Economic participation of rural youth: what matters?

décembre 2019
A key lesson is that lack of technical skills does not seem to be the biggest obstacle youth face in entering the labour force. Evidence on agricultural extension programmes suggests that peer-to-peer learning works best.

Research Series Issue 45: Rural youth inclusion, empowerment and participation

décembre 2019
This exploratory study focuses on participation in decision-making processes and how rural youth could benefit from its findings in development projects and initiatives.

Research Series Issue 44: Gender, rural youth and structural transformation: evidence to inform innovative youth programming

décembre 2019
This study analyses sex-disaggregated data from various countries to characterize rural youths’ transition to adulthood by gender.

Research Series Issue 43: Youth agrifood system employment in developing countries: a gender-differentiated spatial approach

décembre 2019
Little is known about the economic activities of rural youth. This study provides empirical evidence on this gap in literature.

Research Series Issue 42: What drives rural youth welfare? The role of spatial, economic, and household factors

décembre 2019
This study uses the concept of the Rural Opportunity Space from economic geography literature to shed light on these questions.

Research Series Issue 41: The demography of rural youth in developing countries

décembre 2019
Building on United Nations data, this study analyses how past growth of the youth population was dramatic in Asia and the Pacific, while projections suggest a sharp rise in the youth population of sub-Saharan Africa until 2050.

IFAD10 Impact Assessment: An Overview

décembre 2019
To hold itself accountable on progress made in achieving this goal and these three strategic objectives, IFAD has adopted a unique approach to reporting impact at the corporate level, building on rigorous project-level evaluations. This report provides the results of these efforts to assess the corporate impact of IFAD investments for the Tenth Replenishment of IFAD’s Resources (IFAD10) period of 2016-2018.

The Latin America and Caribbean Advantage: Family farming – a critical success factor for resilient food security and nutrition

décembre 2019
Development projects that integrate investments in rural indigenous people, youth and women with measures to adapt to climate change are more likely to be successful in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report launched today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The West and Central Africa Advantage: Fighting fragility for smallholder resilience

novembre 2019
A new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that by working with women, men, young people and indigenous peoples as change agents we are best placed to beat back the impact of climate change on rural communities in West and Central Africa (WCA).

L’avantage de la pêche et de l’aquaculture: Faire progresser la sécurité alimentaire, la nutrition, les revenus et l’autonomisation

novembre 2019
Dans ce rapport sont présentés certains des résultats obtenus dans le cadre des investissements en matière de pêche et d’aquaculture appuyés par le FIDA.

Note pratique: Intégrer les enjeux nutritionnels dans la conception des programmes d’options stratégiques pour les pays et les projets d’investissement

octobre 2019
La présente Note pratique propose des orientations opérationnelles sur l’intégration des enjeux nutritionnels dans les stratégies de pays et dans les projets d’investissement appuyés par le FIDA.

Research Series Issue 40: Local-economy impacts of cash crop promotion

octobre 2019
This is the first study to quantify the general equilibrium impacts of introducing a new cash crop into a poor isolated economy, including impacts on environmentally sensitive fishing activities.

The Food Loss Reduction Advantage: Building sustainable food systems

septembre 2019
Around one third of the food globally produced is estimated to be lost or wasted along the supply chain. These losses affect disproportionally developing countries.

Research Series Issue 39: Smallholder farming, growth linkages, structural transformation and poverty reduction

septembre 2019
There are different views around the future of smallholder agriculture and its potential to contribute to the needed transformations of agriculture and rural economies.

Impact assessment: The Coastal Community Development (CCDP)

août 2019
The Coastal Community Development Project (CCDP), implemented between 2013 and 2017, was designed to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth in 12 coastal districts of Indonesia.

Research Series Issue 38: Meta-evidence review on the impacts of investments in agricultural and rural development on Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2

juin 2019
Agriculture and rural development research will play a critical role in meeting the ambitious targets under SDGs 1 and 2.

Research Series Issue 37: Determinants of cofinancing in IFAD-funded projects - A call to rethink development interventions

mai 2019
This study is an analysis of what drives cofinancing in IFAD-supported programmes/projects, covering 20 years of data from 559 projects in 109 countries.

Impact assessment: PAPAFPA and PAPAC

avril 2019
The Participatory Smallholder Agriculture and Artisanal Fisheries Development Programme (PAPAFPA) and the Smallholder Commercial Agriculture Project (PAPAC) are complementary projects designed to improve the livelihoods of smallholders in Sao Tomé and Príncipe. PAPAFPA, which has now closed, created farmers’ cooperatives to improve the development of organic cacao, coffee, and pepper value chains through increased commercialization in domestic and niche export markets.

Collection Research Numéro 36: Qui travaille dans l'agriculture?

avril 2019
Cette étude examine les dynamiques de l'emploi dans l'agriculture en Tanzanie et au Malawi.

Impact assessment: Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP)

avril 2019
Farmers in southwestern Bangladesh, an area prone to natural disasters, are sometimes unable to reach community markets in the monsoon season.

Impact assessment: Plan VIDA-PEEP to Eradicate Extreme Poverty – Phase I

mars 2019
From 2011 to 2016, the Plan VIDA project in Bolivia was implemented to address extreme poverty in rural areas by increasing the incomes and assets of rural people in the departments of Potosí and Cochabamba of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Research Series Issue 35: Climate change mitigation potential of agricultural practices supported by IFAD investments An ex ante analysis

mars 2019
This study estimates the mitigation potential of agricultural practices supported by IFAD’s current investments in order to provide guidance for the design of future investments.

Research Series Issue 34: Farm size and productivity - Lessons from recent literature

janvier 2019
This paper considers the relationship between farm size and productivity patterns across countries and within countries.

Collection IFAD Results, numéro 3

décembre 2018
Dans ce numéro, on trouvera une présentation et une analyse des expériences tirées des projets et programmes suivants financés par le FIDA...

Impact assessment: Agricultural Sector Development Programme–Livestock (ASDP-L) and Agriculture Service Support Programme (ASSP)

décembre 2018
Despite decades of research and development of technologies and innovations which improve farming practices and productivity, small farmers in Tanzania continue to use technologies and practices which do not favour high yields and economic returns.

Collection Research, numéro 33 – L'adoption des variétés améliorées du GCRAI et son impact sur les résultats en matière de pauvreté et de niveau de vie: un bilan exhaustif

décembre 2018
Cette étude fait le bilan de l'impact sur la pauvreté et le niveau de vie de la recherche dans le domaine agricole, en passant en revue de manière systématique les évaluations d'impact (expérimentales ou quasi expérimentales) des variétés améliorées distribuées par le GCRAI entre 2007 et 2015.

Impact assessment: Project for Rural Income through Exports in Rwanda

décembre 2018
The Project for Rural Income through Exports in Rwanda, known by its acronym PRICE, aims to increase returns to farmers through the development of export-driven value chains for coffee, tea, sericulture and horticulture.

Impact assessment: Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project

décembre 2018
The Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP) was implemented between 2010 and 2015 to improve the rice productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers who cultivate on Communal Irrigation Schemes in three regions (Western Visayas, Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao) of the Philippines.

Impact assessment: Rural Development Support Programme in Guéra

décembre 2018
The Rural Development Support Programme in Guéra (PADER-G) was implemented to improve the food security and livelihoods of farmers living in remote areas of Guéra, a drought-prone and conflict-ridden region of Chad.

Impact assessment: Guangxi Integrated Agricultural Development Project

décembre 2018
The Guangxi Integrated Agricultural Development Project (GIADP) was implemented in 623 Administrative Villages in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China to increase income of smallholder farmers by developing community infrastructures

Impact assessment: High-Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas

décembre 2018
The High-Value Agriculture Project in Hill and Mountain Areas (HVAP) integrated farmers living in the remote hill and mountain areas of Mid-Western Nepal into the local economy of goats and high-valued crops such as apples and Sichuan pepper (timur).

Impact Assessment: Livestock and Pasture Development Project

décembre 2018
In Khatlon Oblast, the poorest region of Tajikistan, decades of overgrazing has degraded pastoral land leading to low milk and meat production, food insecurity and malnutrition in rural areas.

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