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Burkina Faso Farmers Working Together for a Better Future

avril 2016
Smallholder farmers from the Sahelian part of Burkina Faso are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures are accelerating

Why are rural youth leaving farming?

avril 2016
Unemployment for youth is a growing concern in Africa. Youth account for 60 per cent of all unemployed, according to the World Bank. 6 April, Rome – Rural

Access to land and water critical for smallholder farmers

avril 2016
12, November 2015 – A few years ago environmental specialist Ray Gama began working with small farmers in Swaziland's Lubombo region, an area known for

Climate change poses new challenges for farmers in central Ecuador

avril 2016
Francisco Don Pacho Garcés is a farmer from Ecuador and the president of the local small farmers’ association for Fray Mariano Benitez. He has seen first-hand

How an innovative 'sand' dam is causing a rush for water in Somalia

mars 2016
In the sub-regions of Maaroodi-Jeex and Awdal, in the arid and semi-arid region of Somaliland, an innovative water management solution is helping small farmers stay in business despite the changing weather patterns.

The benefits of bamboo: support for livelihoods, the environment and women’s empowerment

mars 2016
An IFAD grant-supported programme has demonstrated the enormous potential of bamboo in contributing to rural poverty reduction in several countries in

A cross-continental partnership improves smallholder farmers’ lives

mars 2016
27 MARCH 2015 – Science is the pillar of improvement, and agriculture is the pillar of food security. Through the programme, both of those pillars come

A family that works together can overcome poverty

mars 2016
As the Lead Technical Specialist of the IFAD Gender Team, Clare Bishop-Sambrook explained "IFAD has been developing HHMs for several years as an effective

Stewards of biodiversity adapt to a changing climate

mars 2016
Local varieties grown in the programme area. Clockwise from top: hands holding yellow maize, white maize and bambara groundnuts Zimbabwe: Scaling up People's

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