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Take a 360° tour of a small, thriving pig farm in the green hills of Lao PDR

In the tiny village of Manh, nestled in the green uplands of Lao, agricultural production groups are coming together to develop their businesses and learn new techniques. For Boun Tham, groups like these made all the difference for his pig farm.

My Kenya Diary: Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Actor, activist, model, and IFAD Goodwill Ambassador Sabrina Dhowre Elba went to Kenya to see how rural small-scale farmers are transforming their communities. In her photo diary, she shares what she saw and learned on her visit.

La toute première émission d’obligations du FIDA en Asie auprès de l’investisseur Dai-Ichi Frontier Life accroît les investissements en faveur de la lutte contre la faim et la pauvreté et de la résilience des petits producteurs agricoles face aux changements climatiques

Le FIDA a émis aujourd’hui sa toute première obligation sur le continent asiatique, d’un montant de 50 millions d’USD, auprès de Dai-ichi Frontier Life Insurance Co., Ltd (Dai-ichi Frontier Life), ouvrant ainsi la voie à une hausse des investissements dans les communautés rurales les plus vulnérables du monde.

Award-winning Indian chefs partner with UN agency IFAD to create Recipes for Change

Award-winning Indian chefs Anahita Dhondy and Thomas Zacharias have joined IFAD to promote Recipes for Change (R4C), a platform that aims to bring a taste of rural people’s lives to consumers through the food they eat.

Recipes for Change: Rice and beans with jackfruit meat and sautéed vegetables

The main element in Chef Gil’s vegan dish is jackfruit, a truly sustainable crop. Calorie-dense and nutrient-rich, jackfruit are known for their nutritive value and their resilience against climatic shifts. With a unique texture akin to pulled pork, their versatility in the kitchen is unmatched.

Against the backdrop of conflict and COVID-19, IFAD is helping farmers grow in Yemen

Years of conflict in Yemen have taken their toll – and among all of the devastation that’s been wrought, the country’s agricultural sector is one of the hardest hit. Now, an IFAD-supported initiative is helping Yemeni farmers get back on their feet.

Recipes for Change: Cricket japchae

Japchae is a traditional Korean dish known for its versatility. Chef Yoon’s version features crickets, a superfood packed with essential nutrients. If you’re looking for a new source of protein with almost no greenhouse gas emissions – or you’re just feeling adventurous – give this recipe a try.

Stimulés par les outils numériques, les flux mondiaux d’envois de fonds par les migrants devraient atteindre 5 400 milliards d’USD d’ici 2030

Les envois de fonds mondiaux, à savoir l’argent durement gagné que les travailleurs migrants envoient aux membres de leur famille dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire, ont augmenté de 8,6% en 2021. Les prévisions tablaient sur une réduction de ces flux en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19 mais elles ont été déjouées grâce à une augmentation de 48% des fonds envoyés par des canaux mobiles. Telles sont les conclusions du rapport MobileRemit Africa publié aujourd’hui par le FIDA

Envois de fonds des travailleuses et travailleurs migrants: leur importance en 12 points

Les envois de fonds des travailleurs migrants comptent toujours plus que jamais, en particulier dans les zones rurales, où ils peuvent ouvrir la voie à des transformations rurales majeures. Voici 12 raisons pour lesquelles ils sont si importants.

UN’s IFAD signs letter of intent with China’s Centre for International Agricultural Research

IFAD and the Centre for International Agricultural Research (CIAR) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) signed a letter of intent today, detailing the conditions of a strategic partnership between the two organisations in their efforts to jointly support rural revitalization in China and globally.

Launch of the first Mobileremit Africa Report for financial and digital inclusion

The MobileRemit Africa Report provides a framework to help countries identify data gaps, measure how enabling their policies are and the operating market environment for mobile-enabled remittances.

Digitalization of remittances: an opportunity for financial and digital inclusion - a specific country analysis on The Gambia

On the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances (16 June), IFAD will launch its new MobileRemit Africa report, which includes a specific country analysis about the Gambia.

Recipes for Change: Millet upma & jackfruit curry

Millets – grain-producing grasses that can be found on farms all over the world – were at risk of being forgotten entirely amid the rise of industrial agriculture. They’ve made a comeback in recent years, thanks to a growing awareness of their nutritional and environmental benefits among farmers, chefs and consumers.

Digitalization of remittances: an opportunity for financial and digital inclusion - a specific country analysis on Ghana

On the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances (16 June), IFAD will launch its new MobileRemit Africa report, which includes a specific country analysis about Ghana, the second largest recipient of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa in absolute terms after Nigeria.

Deux vice-présidents adjoints du FIDA en visite officielle au Sénégal et en Gambie

Les vice-présidents adjoints du FIDA, Donal Brown, chargé du Département de la gestion des programmes et Jyotsna Puri, responsable du Département de la stratégie et des savoirs, effectuent une visite officielle de travail au Sénégal et en Gambie du 13 au 16 juin 2022 pour rencontrer des autorités sénégalaises et gambiennes et les participants aux programmes appuyés par le FIDA dans ces deux pays, ainsi que le programme régional SAHEL.

40 years of IFAD-China cooperation: Celebrating the past, envisioning the future

IFAD and China are celebrating 40 years of cooperation. Over the last four decades, IFAD has supported China’s development and China has been a key supporter and champion of our work. Here, we look back on 40 years of achievement and look forward to where the next few decades will take us.

À Madagascar, un prêt de 3,5 millions d’EUR du FIDA pour promouvoir les entreprises agricoles dirigées par des femmes et soutenir les petits exploitants

Au moment où les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) dans les pays à faible revenu ont des difficultés à financer leur croissance, le FIDA des Nations Unies s’engage encore plus avant dans son soutien à ces acteurs essentiels pour le développement rural avec un nouveau prêt de 3,5 millions d’EUR à SOFIARY, une entreprise agricole innovante dirigée par des femmes à Madagascar.

Transformando los Sistemas Alimentarios para Fomentar la Prosperidad Rural

La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) será la sede el próximo lunes 13 de junio del lanzamiento regional en América Latina y el Caribe del Informe sobre Desarrollo Rural del FIDA.

Recipes for Change: Lentil and sorghum curry with flatbread (liphaphatha)

This dish is Chef Ska Moteane’s take on a traditional Lesotho recipe. It combines sorghum, a drought-tolerant crop grown in Lesotho, with lentils, a legume that takes well to the country’s cold highland villages, and adds a burst of nutrient-packed vegetables and fragrant curry spices.

IFAD-funded project to help smallholder farmers make the transition to agroecology in Argentina

IFAD, the Government of Argentina and FONPLATA Development Bank have launched a new rural development project to help smallholder farmers transition to more resilient agroecology-based production while also taking advantage of digital technologies to improve their livelihoods and income.

IFAD and Youcheng Foundation commit to rural revitalization in China

IFAD and the Youcheng Foundation for Poverty Alleviation signed a letter of intent today, outlining their collaboration and joint commitment to promote rural revitalization.

Recipes for Change: Butternut squash, spinach & black-eyed peas with fonio

A stew made with sustainable ingredients is comfort food at its best: good for you and good for the planet. This stew, presented by Chef Pierre Thiam, is inspired by ingredients from his childhood in Senegal. It features black-eyed peas (also known as cow peas), a central cultural element of West African cuisines.

Émission d’obligations du FIDA: un jalon important pour rapprocher les marchés de capitaux des populations rurales pauvres du monde entier

Le FIDA a émis aujourd’hui sa première obligation axée sur le développement durable auprès de Folksam, l’un des principaux assureurs et fonds de pension suédois, qui a investi dans une obligation de 100 millions d’USD.

IFAD opens regional office to better serve the small-scale farmers in East and Southern Africa

IFAD today officially opened its East and Southern Africa regional office to help the institution meet its goal of reducing hunger and poverty.

Brazil’s semi-arid region is full of life

Brazil’s north-eastern semi-arid region, known as sertão, is a land rich in culture and enchanting landscapes, but the harsh climate and lack of water make it difficult to earn a living here. However, over recent decades, modern ingenuity has combined with traditional mutual aid systems to help communities make the most of the region’s natural resources.

Recipes for Change: Pasta, potatoes & asparagus

For Chef Bowerman, this recipe is all about buying locally and working with the local ecosystem. It features anchovies – a favourite in her native Italy, and widely available all over the world – blended with rich, hearty pasta and potato.

La iniciativa “Anfitriones para la Paz” crea oportunidades para jóvenes rurales en gastronomía, agricultura y turismo, dinamizando y revalorizando los territorios.

“Anfitriones para la Paz” es una de las iniciativas puesta en marcha por el proyecto Puentes/Rural for Young People, que crea empleo y oportunidades económicas para casi 5.000 jóvenes de entre 16 y 35 años de las zonas rurales y peri-urbanas de Bolivia, Colombia y Honduras.

Inde: le FIDA et l’État de l’Uttarakhand s’associent pour doubler les revenus en milieu rural et renforcer la résilience climatique à l’échelle locale

Le Gouvernement indien et le FIDA, organisme des Nations Unies, ont conclu aujourd’hui un accord de financement de 105 millions d’USD destiné à financer un projet visant à doubler les revenus en milieu rural pour près d’un demi-million de familles dans l’État de l’Uttarakhand, au nord du pays.

Grant-based development interventions are worth it. But how – and when?

Conventional wisdom has long held that giving grants to small-scale farmers produces temporary gains at best. But recently, our research into a grants-based intervention employed by PRICE, an IFAD-funded initiative in Rwanda, found benefits that have lasted for five years and counting.

More climate finance in support of small-scale farmers is urgently needed, warns IFAD at Stockholm+50

Boosting investments to help small-scale farmers adapt to the impacts of the climate crisis is more urgent than ever, warned IFAD at the United Nations Conference Stockholm+50.

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