Feature stories

IFAD works on a variety of rural development issues, from poverty reduction and food security to gender equality and climate change – among many others. To learn more about these issues, read the IFAD feature stories below.

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Protecting women’s rights in the face of domestic violence in India and Burundi

Sylvane Ntigacika is a 42-year-old smallholder farmer in Colline Mwanda, Commune Bubanza. ©David Paqui 25 November 2016 – Each year, to raise...

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Amidst drought and flooding, Malawian farmers look to diversify their diet

Drought and crop failure is putting Malawi's food supply at risk. With farmers selling precious crops for cash, hunger and food insecurity in rural...

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Helping Bolivian farmers gain ground against climate change

In much of the Andes, soil erosion is thought to be one of the most limiting factors in crop production. Soil is vulnerable to erosion where it is exposed...

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Green Climate Fund accredits IFAD as a partner agency

Rome, 18 October 2016 – Climate change is one of the most persistent threats facing smallholder farmers. Rising global temperatures and the subsequent changes in weather patterns endanger...

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World Food Day: As the climate changes, food and agriculture must change too

The results of climate change and environmental pressures are acutely experienced by rural communities such as the Dan Kada Village. ©IFAD/David Rose ...

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Financing for young farmers in the Republic of Moldova

Ambitious young farmer Anastasia Gilca prepares her blackberries to be transported to market Republic of Moldova: Rural Financial Services and Agribusiness...

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Growing forced displacement crisis impacts over 65 million people worldwide

A group of men work together to repair a fence on a farm in Jordan. In Jordan alone, more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees are being hosted, with 90 per cent...

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Realizing the promise and potential of agriculture in East and Southern Africa

  Agricultural productivity in the East and Southern Africa region has been increasing. However a number of challenges still remain. What investments need to be made by...

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Empowering rural youth in West and Central Africa

Young people in Nigeria harvest rice. About 65 per cent of youth in Africa work in agriculture. ©IFAD/Andrew Esiebo/Panos 13 September 2016 –...

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Building resilience in the Near East and North Africa

9 September 2016 – The world is changing rapidly across urban and rural areas. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region and the Newly Independent...

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