Recipes for Change

Muviku – Sorghum Mukimo

Kenya has a population of 43 million people. Arid and semi-arid Lands (ASALs) make up more than 80 per cent of the country’s land mass and are home to approximately 36 per cent of the population. With increasing frequency and severity of droughts, farmers are shifting towards new drought resilient crops like sorghum.

Pollo Pibil

Mexico is facing decreasing biodiversity, major deforestation and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change is causing increased climate shocks which are negatively affecting smallholder farmers and traditional recipes like Pollo Pibil. Read more on how IFAD is working to reverse the damage and protect farmers and food.

Nothing unites us more than our universal need for food. Whether in New York or Paris or a small farm in Kenya, we all want to sit down with our families and friends at the end of the day and share some well-deserved sustenance. 

Recipes for Change wants to be part of that coming together. By taking part your main meal will be something bigger than just a gathering of your nearest and dearest. This is a series of recipes from developing countries which bring to you a taste of someone else's life. It gives you the chance to cook the same meal as the Hong family in the Mekong Delta or Olive Bibutsuwahoze and her family in eastern Rwanda.

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  • This episode of Recipes for Change is about cooking with sorghum - a crop that has been neglected in Kenya in favour of the more popular maize. Now, with low rainfall causing maize harvests to fail, drought-tolerant sorghum is making a resurgence and celebrity chef Ali Artiste sees how sorghum recipes are being rediscovered in rural areas.