South-South and Triangular Cooperation - Highlights from IFAD Portfolio
Madagascar - Étude de cas L’Union et les associations d’usagers des eaux (AUE) de Migodo I
L’accès des agriculteurs à l’eau est un facteur de développement agricole. Cet accès dépend de plusieurs facteurs, dont des facteurs économiques, politiques, ou encore environnementaux. En effet, les décisions et stratégies adoptées par le gouvernement et les autorités locales permettent à la population, et plus particulièrement aux agriculteurs, de gérer de façon durable et efficace leurs ressources hydriques.
À Madagascar, le cadre législatif du secteur de l’eau agricole a évolué à partir des années 1980. Tout d’abord, en 1990, la reconnaissance de l’importance de la préservation de l’environnement et des ressources naturelles a débouché sur une Charte de l’environnement.
Advancing rural women’s empowerment
Gender equality and the empowerment of women are prerequisites for the eradication of poverty and hunger. First and foremost, gender inequalities and discrimination represent fundamental violations of the human rights of women. In addition, it is well recognized that gender inequality and discrimination undermine agricultural productivity globally,1 negatively impact children’s health and nutrition, and erode outcomes across social and economic development indicators.
Much work on rural women’s empowerment has focused on the need to expand women’s access to productive resources, which can allow them to increase their productivity. However, much more attention needs to be directed at underlying gender inequalities such as gender-biased institutions, social norms, and customs that negatively impact women’s work (paid and unpaid), livelihoods and well-being. Within food systems, these biases manifest themselves in limiting women’s access to productive resources, to services (such as finance and training), to commercial opportunities and social protection (including maternity protection). These manifestations may be regarded as symptoms, therefore, rather than drivers, of gender inequality.
Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition
Sending Money Home: Contributing to the SDGs, one family at a time
GFRID 2017 Recommendations
Recommendations were developed through the feedback of panellists and the contribution of over 350 stakeholders at the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (United Nations Headquarters, 15-16 June 2017).
These are presented in their draft form in the following section and will be shared with GFRID participants and the Member States consultative group.
Proceedings of the Third Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum at IFAD, 10-13 February 2017
by 97 representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations and institutions. During the workshops, participants assessed the progress of implementation of
the IFAD Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples and reviewed the status of implementation of the recommendations of the second global meeting and the regional action plans agreed upon with IFAD regional divisions in 2015. Participants further had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and
experiences on good practices on indigenous peoples’ economic empowerment that build on their distinctive cultures, traditional knowledge and natural resources.
Guide for Practitioners on ‘Institutional arrangements for effective project management and implementation’
Grant Results Sheet: Tebtebba - Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility: Asia and the Pacific
South-South and triangular cooperation: changing lives through partnership
South-South and triangular cooperation has an enormous potential role in agriculture and rural development in developing countries, both in unlocking diverse experiences and lessons and in providing solutions to pressing development challenges.
From the cases that follow, a number of common lessons emerge. First, it is important to create a space for interaction and cross-country learning. In the Scaling up Micro-Irrigation Systems project or with the household mentoring approach, for instance, workshops and ‘writeshops’ gathered people from diverse countries who could then share their own knowledge and experiences. In such spaces, participants could compare how a similar approach or technology required certain adaptations to better fit with local cultural, social and environmental contexts, offering important lessons for future scaling up.
Sometimes individual champions can make a difference. In Madagascar, the project design for a public/private partnership improved drastically when an IFAD consultant with similar experience in another country became involved. In this case, it was also an ‘unexpected outcome’, as the innovation came from a replacement for the regular consultant, who had broken his foot …. So even through small staff changes, knowledge of a complementary innovation from another country can have a big impact.