Remote sensing for index insurance - Findings and lessons learned for smallholder agriculture
How to do note: Engaging with farmers’ organizations for more effective smallholder development
How to do note: Poverty targeting, gender equality and empowerment during project design
IFAD’s approach to policy engagement
How to do note: Conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
Gabon: Scaling up Note
Indigenous Peoples Glossary (English, French, Spanish)
Secretary (Language Services) and the Indigenous Peoples Desk in the Policy and Technical Advisory Division. The purpose of the glossary is to ensure
consistency and accuracy of terminology in English, French and Spanish, and standardize the terminology used in relation to indigenous peoples in official
documentation and publications, and in all aspects of meeting preparations. It is intended for use by IFAD staff, indigenous peoples' organizations and other
interested parties. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details of the source document and its date of publication.
Toolkit: Formalising community-based microfinance institutions
How to do note - Formalising community-based microfinance institutions
Lessons learned - Formalising community-based microfinance institutions
How to do note: Mainstreaming portable biogas systems into IFAD-supported projects
The Traditional Knowledge Advantage: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
For IFAD, indigenous peoples represent a significant target group because they face economic, social, political and cultural disadvantages in the societies in which they live, resulting in extreme poverty and vulnerability.
IFAD’s strategic advantage lies in its targeting and its people-centred approach, which take into account the differentiated and context-specific conditions of poor rural people, as well as in the Fund’s particular ability to reach marginalized and vulnerable groups, of which indigenous people represent a large percentage.
In the past decade, IFAD has made significant progress in enhancing its development effectiveness with regard to indigenous peoples. It established instruments to support indigenous peoples’ selfdriven development and their full and effective participation at all levels.
How to do note: Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices
This How To Do Note looks at the opportunities provided by labour-saving technologies and practices for rural women in the domestic sphere. The purpose is to inform IFAD country programme managers, project teams and partners of proven labour-saving methods available to reduce the domestic workload and how they can best be selected and implemented – to help promote equitable workloads between men and women and contribute to poverty eradication.
The annexes give an overview of the most burdensome domestic chores and identify key labour-saving technologies and practices available to address them.
Lessons learned: Reducing women’s domestic workload through water investments
There is a recognized need in the water sector for more accurate data on access to water in terms of the distance travelled and the time needed to collect water to meet all household needs, and who or what combination of people are involved in water collection.
More information is also required on how the time burden most often felt by women is associated with other socio-economic or demographic factors, such as economic status and age.