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Recipes for Change: Licuri, chicken and rice

février 2018
Try the recipe at home: Licuri, chicken and rice – Brazil

Recipes for Change: Umbuzada sertaneja

février 2018
Try the Recipe at home: Umbuzada sertaneja – Brazil

Defining and measuring state fragility

février 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Leading the way - new conference promotes rural solutions through SSTC

novembre 2017
On 20-21 November 2017, high-level government representatives, development professionals, representatives of the private sector, members of international civil society and academia will meet in Brasilia at the first IFAD-organized conference to promote rural innovations and solutions through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) for improved livelihoods in developing countries.

Ploughing for profits

octobre 2017
Gavharbi Ahmadova and Faizov Kamarali are both from the Khatlon region in Tajikistan but from different villages. Although they have never met, they have a lot in common - they both struggle to sustain their families with a steady income through farming, an almost impossible task given the near absence of agricultural machinery with which to cultivate land and harvest crops on time.

World Food Day 2017 - Changing the future of migration

octobre 2017
When Mosammat Karfunnesa, 50, was raising her four sons in rural Bangladesh, she could not afford to send them to school, and her husband, a rural laborer, was often unemployed. But despite these challenges, Karfunnesa never gave up on wanting to make a difference for her family.

IFAD partners with rural youth to get their voices heard at Bonn Climate Summit

octobre 2017
The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) are coming to the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn this November. IFAD has partnered with CSAYN because of their shared passion for raising awareness of climate change impacts and actions amongst young people in rural communities.

Celebrating the International Day of Rural Women

octobre 2017
October 15 is the International Day of Rural Woman and a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of rural women around the world. Rural women play key roles in their families, communities and countries, and yet they are often severely disadvantaged, economically, socially and politically.

Sorghum - a new hope in dry times

octobre 2017
While droughts devastate maize yields in parts of Kenya, IFAD supports farmers to grow more resilient crops, such as short-stemmed sorghum.

Les arbres de l'espérance

octobre 2017
La sècheresse menace une grande partie de l'Afrique orientale et occidentale et compromet les moyens d'existence des agriculteurs. Mais au Kenya, les financements du FIDA permettent à des communautés de planter des arbres et les aident ainsi à assurer leur avenir.

On the ground in Ethiopia

septembre 2017
In September, the Heads of the UN’s three Rome-based food agencies visited drought-affect parts of Ethiopia where at least 8.5 million people were in need of food aid.

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