Improving traditional products to reach new markets

juin 2018 - RÉCIT
Family farmers in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina and Egypt have increased their incomes, production and skills by taking part in a project funded by an IFAD grant and implemented by Oxfam Italia. 

Empowering Afro-descendant communities in Latin America

juin 2018 - RÉCIT

Afro-descendants are among the most vulnerable populations in Latin America, facing the region’s worst rates of inequality, violence and rural poverty. A recent IFAD-supported grant worked to challenge these trends, empowering Afro-descendants to exercise their rights, increase their incomes and achieve greater social inclusion.

Cooperative of indigenous women in Guatemala reaches international markets

mai 2018 - RÉCIT
In Guatemala, a cooperative of indigenous women is now exporting goods to international markets with the support of an IFAD grant. 

Tools for the trade to reach new markets in Manila

mai 2018 - RÉCIT
Roland’s workshop sits by the side of the road, a large wooden structure from which the sounds of a lathe and a hammer emerge from time to time. In the garden, two teenagers are stripping dried palm leaves into fibre, which a woman is wrapping around a knife handle. 

Ecuador: El Airo's people want to stay in El Airo

mai 2018 - RÉCIT
Talking about the roya (coffee rust) epidemic in El Airo, a rural community in southern Loja province in Ecuador, brings back bad memories to the minds of local coffee growers. In 2010 and 2011, this fungus devastated coffee plants all over the province, plunging  farming families into poverty and forcing many of them to leave.

A Chefs’ Manifesto: How the food industry can deliver a better future for food

avril 2018 - RÉCIT
The SDG2 Advocacy Hub is a consortium of NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, private sector and UN agencies that collaborate on campaigns that help achieve SDG2 - to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

A new paradigm for rural development

avril 2018 - RÉCIT
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the broadest consensus ever reached by humanity regarding the kind of development we aspire to. They establish a minimum for our civilization regarding the opportunities and levels of well-being to which every human being is entitled, and define humanity’s obligations with respect to our planet and its future generations.

Finding a future in farming in Guinea

avril 2018 - RÉCIT
Should I stay or should I go? This question is likely on the mind of hundreds of thousands of young people in developing countries wondering what the future holds for them at home and dreaming of a better life abroad.

10 ways in which ICTs can transform the lives of rural women

mars 2018 - RÉCIT
What is the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), media and digital technologies in empowering women and girls? Rural women make significant contributions to their communities in a variety of ways.

How public-private-producer-partnerships are transforming agriculture in Tanzania

mars 2018 - RÉCIT
Saada and Jerard are two young half-siblings, who were reunited through agriculture. Jerard was raised by his father in Iringa, a transport-hub in central Tanzania. 

Radio and mobile phones bring life-changing solutions to rural women

mars 2018 - RÉCIT
As thousands of farmers in central Tanzania battle with long spells of dry weather and erratic rainfall, with little hope of feeding their families, Juliana Yusuph is no longer worried.

This Kenyan farmer is modernizing — and maintaining a circular mindset

mars 2018 - RÉCIT
“I’m using everything now,” says Samuel Gachau Kimani, showing off the biogas digester on his farm in Kirura, Kenya, north of Nairobi. 

Recipes for Change: Licuri, chicken and rice

février 2018 - RÉCIT

Try the recipe at home: Licuri, chicken and rice – Brazil

Recipes for Change: Umbuzada sertaneja

février 2018 - RÉCIT

Try the Recipe at home: Umbuzada sertaneja – Brazil 

Defining and measuring state fragility

février 2018 - RÉCIT
No state wants to be defined as fragile. But J.J. Messner’s job as co-director of The Fund for Peace’s Fragile States Index is to do just this. The Index tracks and assesses the performance of 178 countries on social, economic and political indicators to measure their fragility.

Ground-breaking research helps make insurance available to smallholder farmers

janvier 2018 - RÉCIT
Farming is an uncertain and risky business, especially for poor smallholders in remote areas of developing countries. However, a new study shows how data gathered by satellite could help poor farmers manage their risks more effectively through index insurance.

Au Brésil, les cultures autochtones offrent des solutions aux problèmes climatiques des agriculteurs dans la Caatinga – le FIDA et Slow Food en première ligne

janvier 2018 - RÉCIT
 Allongement des saisons sèches et imprévisibilité des précipitations : dans l’État de Bahia, au nord-est du Brésil, les communautés agricoles de la zone semi-aride – le biome de la Caatinga – sont gravement touchées par ces phénomènes.

How avocados are making a difference in the Dominican Republic

décembre 2017 - RÉCIT
Marielena and Julio come from the town of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, where a small green fruit – the avocado – has changing their lives and that of their community.

In the pursuit of a better life

décembre 2017 - RÉCIT
Pathe Ndiaye, 26, stands in the middle of an onion field in Kaolack, Senegal and succinctly sums up why he returned to his rural home after spending years in the city. “Life is better here.”

Caring for the Planet Starts from the Ground

décembre 2017 - RÉCIT
Thouraya Lahmer and Aoun Ouni are two villagers from the south of Tunisia. Although they are not policy makers or soil experts, they both contribute to feeding the world. 

La diaspora malienne offre aux jeunes maliens des perspectives d’avenir au Mali

novembre 2017 - RÉCIT

Au Mali, il est difficile pour les jeunes ruraux d'emprunter des fonds pour développer leurs activités agricoles. La situation devrait changer grâce à la plateforme Babyloan Mali.

Agriculture is finally on the agenda!

novembre 2017 - RÉCIT
In an iconic decision at COP 23, negotiators in Bonn agreed to new negotiation processes to “jointly address” a number of new agriculture topics – for the first time naming agriculture directly in the agreement.

UN Climate Change Conference – COP 23

novembre 2017 - RÉCIT
The UNFCCC COP23 is officially under way after an exciting opening ceremony. President of UNFCCC COP22 in Marrakech last year, H.E. Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, talked about the triumphs of the Moroccan presidency and paid tribute to Fiji.

Silvia’s Story

novembre 2017 - RÉCIT
The dry and dusty Tunuyán riverbed contrasts sharply with the dark and heavy clouds that threaten rain. "You are arriving just in time for the rain although, to tell you the truth, this year we have had plenty of it", comments Silvia Gómez, President of the Asociación La Gloriosa, with a smile. She welcomes us to La Gloriosa, in the department of La Paz in Mendoza, Argentina.