International Fund for Agricultural Development
Oysters and honey: The perfect combination for Senegal’s Delta of Saloum
The Delta of Saloum’s mangrove forest is rich in beauty and biodiversity, but it has suffered from years of deforestation, disrupting the area’s ecosystem and threatening the livelihoods of the area’s farmers and fishers. Recently, a collaborative project has begun to tackle both problems by funding a restoration of the mangrove and supporting local farmers’ associations.Tags : FISHERIES, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT, FARMER ORGANIZATIONS, GENDER
Effective micro-organisms: The key to healthy soil and healthy diets in rural Lao
Agriculture is the main source of income and livelihood in rural Lao. But Lao crops are highly climate-sensitive, leaving farmers with little room for error when it comes to climate adaptation.Tags : CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT, LAND, CROPS
The challenges and opportunities of investing in small-scale irrigation
Many countries in the Arab world rely on irrigation for their agricultural production. However, large-scale irrigation schemes have historically been difficult to manage. Small-scale schemes, when planned well from the outset, can be the solution.Tags : CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT, WATER
IFAD and the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda is a global commitment to “leave no one behind” in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nowhere is the challenge of leaving no one behind more salient than in rural areas.
Responding to COVID-19
The outbreak of COVID-19 has rapidly spread across the world, profoundly disrupting the fundamental activities that bring the global community together, including agriculture – and endangering all those who depend on it as their livelihood.
Transforming food systems for all
A food system includes all the aspects of feeding and nourishing people: growing, harvesting, packaging, processing, transporting, marketing and consuming food. It encompasses all the interactions between people and the natural world – land, water, the climate, etc. – and the natural world’s effects on human health and nutrition.
Research and data
Research and data
Examining the climate finance gap for small-scale agriculture
In a rapidly changing world, agriculture remains the heart of sustainable development. The risks facing the world in this final decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals are many, but the opportunities are equally numerous.
The Land Tenure Security Advantage: A catalytic asset for sustainable and inclusive rural transformation
The Land Tenure Security Advantage presents an overview of IFAD’s engagement in securing land tenure for the rural poor.
Research Series Issue 62: The spillover effects of seed producer groups on non-member farmers in mid-hill communities of NepalRice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields. Stress-tolerant rice varieties can mitigate this vulnerability, as can having a high seed replacement rate and using best management practices in rice cultivation.
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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries.
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