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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IFAD to host high-level conference on innovative approaches to financing for rural development

Women pastoralists gather in Gujarat, India. Two-thirds of rural inhabitants depend on roughly 500 million small and family farms for their livelihood....

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Smallholder farmers bring high value to their crops in Nepal

Workers pack bananas in boxes for shipment at the regional market in Surkhet, Nepal. An IFAD-supported project is helping small farmers in the country to...

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VIDEO: Connecting remote rural communities with financial services

  6 January 2017 - Remittance flows to and within Africa amounted to more than US$65 billion in 2016 and are expected to grow to US$80 billion by 2020. These flows...

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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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