Thematic publications

IFAD produces a number of knowledge products. On this page you can find our latest thematic publications. For publications that date back in time, click on full list or use the browse functionality.


Agriculture

    • Effective project management arrangements for agricultural projects: A synthesis of selected case studies and quantitative analysis

      Effective project management arrangements for agricultural projects: A synthesis of selected case studies and quantitative analysis

    • Smallholder conservation agriculture: Rationale for IFAD involvement and relevance to the East and Southern Africa region

      Smallholder conservation agriculture: Rationale for IFAD involvement and relevance to the East and Southern Africa region

    • Family farming in Latin America - A new comparative analysis

      Family farming in Latin America - A new comparative analysis

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Climate change

  • 2016

    • The Traditional Knowledge Advantage

      The Traditional Knowledge Advantage

      Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
    • The Policy Advantage

      The Policy Advantage

      Enabling smallholders’ adaptation priorities to be realized.
    • The Mitigation Advantage - Maximizing the co-benefits of investing in smallholder adaptation initiatives

      The Mitigation Advantage - Maximizing the co-benefits of investing in smallholder adaptation initiatives

    • The Adaptation Advantage: the economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers for climate change

      The Adaptation Advantage: the economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers for climate change

    • The Gender Advantage. Women on the front line of climate change (2014)

      The Gender Advantage. Women on the front line of climate change (2014)

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Community driven development

  • 2012

      • Addressing poverty through mobilization of community resources

        Addressing poverty through mobilization of community resources

      • Experiencias del FIDA sobre escalonamiento en Perú, Estudio de caso y esquema analítico:

        Experiencias del FIDA sobre escalonamiento en Perú, Estudio de caso y esquema analítico:

    • 2009

      • Community-driven development decision tools for rural development programmes

        Community-driven development decision tools for rural development programmes

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Country level policy engagement

  • 2016

    • Case study: Tonga Agriculture Sector Plan (TASP)

      Case study: Tonga Agriculture Sector Plan (TASP)

    • Country-Level Policy Engagement – a review of experience

      Country-Level Policy Engagement – a review of experience

  • 2014

    • Country-level policy engagement: opportunity and necessity

Desertification

  • 2011

    • Gender and desertification: Expanding roles for women to restore drylands

      Gender and desertification: Expanding roles for women to restore drylands

      This review examines the impact of desertification on women, their role in the management of natural resources and drylands, and the constraints they face. It presents the experiences and lessons learned of several IFAD supported programmes and projects in addressing women as natural resource users and managers in dryland areas, and highlights some of the approaches used to reach women more effectively.
    • Managing weather risk for agricultural development and disaster risk reduction

      Managing weather risk for agricultural development and disaster risk reduction

  • 2010

    • Gender and desertification: Making ends meet in drylands

      Gender and desertification: Making ends meet in drylands

  • 2002

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Food and nutrition security

  • 2015

    • Finance for Food: Investing in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

      Finance for Food: Investing in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

    • Scaling up note on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development

      Scaling up note on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development

  • 2014

    • IFAD's approach in Small Island Developing States: A global response to island voices for food security

      IFAD's approach in Small Island Developing States: A global response to island voices for food security

  • 2013

    • The Food Security Learning Framework

      The Food Security Learning Framework

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Gender

  • 2016

    • Changing lives through IFAD water investments: a gender perspective

      Changing lives through IFAD water investments: a gender perspective

    • The Gender Advantage. Women on the front line of climate change (2014)

      The Gender Advantage. Women on the front line of climate change (2014)

  • 2015

    • Promoting the leadership of women in producers’ organizations: Lessons from the experiences of FAO and IFAD

      Promoting the leadership of women in producers’ organizations: Lessons from the experiences of FAO and IFAD

      This paper explores aspects of promoting rural women’s leadership in producers’ organizations. Good practices from IFAD and FAO are presented together with key messages and recommendations for designing and implementing interventions in support of women’s leadership. 
    • Gender in climate smart agriculture, Module 18 for the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook (2015) (with World Bank and FAO)

      Gender in climate smart agriculture, Module 18 for the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook (2015) (with World Bank and FAO)

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Indigenous Peoples

  • 2016

    • The Traditional Knowledge Advantage

      The Traditional Knowledge Advantage

      Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • 2013

    • Managing forests, sustaining lives, improving livelihoods of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in the Mekong region, Asia

      Managing forests, sustaining lives, improving livelihoods of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in the Mekong region, Asia

  • 2011

    • The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility: A promising new link between grass-roots indigenous peoples' organizations and the international community

      The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility: A promising new link between grass-roots indigenous peoples' organizations and the international community

  • 2003

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Land

  • 2014

    • Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests: Implications for IFAD

      Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests: Implications for IFAD

  • 2011

  • 2010

    • Alternatives to land acquisitions: Agricultural investment and collaborative business models

      Alternatives to land acquisitions: Agricultural investment and collaborative business models

    • Making the most of agricultural investment: A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders

      Making the most of agricultural investment: A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders

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Livestock and rangeland

  • 2015

    • How to do: Mainstreaming portable biogas systems into IFAD-supported projects

      How to do: Mainstreaming portable biogas systems into IFAD-supported projects

  • 2012

    • Flexi biogas systems: inexpensive, renewable energy for developing countries

      Flexi biogas systems: inexpensive, renewable energy for developing countries

    • Syrian Arab Republic: Thematic study on participatory rangeland management in the Badia - Badia Rangelands Development Project

      Syrian Arab Republic: Thematic study on participatory rangeland management in the Badia - Badia Rangelands Development Project

  • 2011

  • 2010

    • IFAD's livestock position paper

      IFAD's livestock position paper

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Market access

  • 2011

    • Agritrade 2011: Programa de encadenamientos empresariales

      Agritrade 2011: Programa de encadenamientos empresariales

    • Enhancing market transparency

      Enhancing market transparency

  • 2010

    • Alternatives to land acquisitions: Agricultural investment and collaborative business models

      Alternatives to land acquisitions: Agricultural investment and collaborative business models

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Remittances

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Rural finance

  • 2016

    • Rural finance: Sustainable and inclusive financing for rural transformation (2016)

      Rural finance: Sustainable and inclusive financing for rural transformation (2016)

    • The potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance for agriculture and rural livelihoods

      The potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance for agriculture and rural livelihoods

  • 2015

    • <b>Remote sensing innovations for index insurance</b>

      Remote sensing innovations for index insurance

      The publication highlights project experiences so far in developing and evaluating satellite information for index insurance. It documents the project's contribution to filling the critical gap in weather and yield data on-the-ground through remote sensing solutions, and current lessons in using these for index insurance to help smallholder farmers better manage yield losses.
  • 2014

    • Linking matching grants with loans: Experiences and lessons learned from Ghana

      Linking matching grants with loans: Experiences and lessons learned from Ghana

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Rural institutions

  • 2013

    • Strengthening institutions and organizations

      Strengthening institutions and organizations

    • Supporting Small-Scale Producers of Certified Sustainable Products

      Supporting Small-Scale Producers of Certified Sustainable Products

  • 2008

    • Institutional and Organizational Analysis for Pro-Poor Change: Meeting IFAD’s Millennium Challenge: a source book

      Institutional and Organizational Analysis for Pro-Poor Change: Meeting IFAD’s Millennium Challenge: a source book

  • 2005

    • Institutions the key to development: Building alliances to empower the rural poor

      Institutions the key to development: Building alliances to empower the rural poor

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Rural urban nexus

  • 2016

    • Sustainable urbanization and inclusive rural transformation

      Sustainable urbanization and inclusive rural transformation

    • Territorial approaches, rural-urban linkages and inclusive rural transformation

      Territorial approaches, rural-urban linkages and inclusive rural transformation

Small Island Developing States

  • 2014

    • IFAD's approach in Small Island Developing States: A global response to island voices for food security

      IFAD's approach in Small Island Developing States: A global response to island voices for food security

  • 2013

    • Gender and rural development briefs - The Pacific Islands

      Gender and rural development briefs - The Pacific Islands

  • 2005

    • Enhancing the Sustainable Development of the Small Island Developing States. The IFAD experience

      Enhancing the Sustainable Development of the Small Island Developing States. The IFAD experience

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South-South and triangular cooperation

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Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2016

    • "Leaving no one behind": Living Up To The 2030 Agenda

  • 2015

    • Agenda 2030: Why it matters for IFAD

      Agenda 2030: Why it matters for IFAD

Water

  • 2016

    • Changing lives through IFAD water investments: a gender perspective

      Changing lives through IFAD water investments: a gender perspective

    • Lessons learned on Reducing women’s domestic workload through water investments

      Lessons learned on Reducing women’s domestic workload through water investments

    • The potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance for agriculture and rural livelihoods

      The potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance for agriculture and rural livelihoods

  • 2015

  • 2012

    • Challenges and opportunities for agricultural water management in West and Central Africa: lessons from IFAD experience

      Challenges and opportunities for agricultural water management in West and Central Africa: lessons from IFAD experience

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Young people

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