Hydroponics helps Kenyan youth keep farming during COVID-19

17 Ago 2020 - 22:04

“We needed an alternative. We thought that, since we are young and open to new farming technologies, we should try hydroponics,” Stephen Kamau says.

Empowering and protecting rural women in the time of coronavirus

6 Mayo 2020 - 09:30

The women are busier than ever, in fact, because of people rushing to stock up and the resulting increased demand for staple foods.

Recovery, reactivation and resilience: Confronting COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

27 Abr 2020 - 22:45

To avoid a great deal of suffering in the region, governments, civil society and international organizations must stand together to face this crisis.

Shaping a holistic response to COVID-19: Protecting food systems and rural producers

22 Abr 2020 - 10:04

More urbanized areas may be harder hit than remote rural areas if connectivity remains broken down, as most food is produced in rural and semi-rural areas.

Making sure rural communities won't be left behind in the response to COVID-19

13 Abr 2020 - 12:13

The effects that COVID-19 has on people fall into three general categories: economic effects, social effects, and the direct impact of the virus itself.

Don’t allow the coronavirus to open up another front

2 Abr 2020 - 14:12

What we don’t see are the small-scale producers working in remote areas far from the cameras, who continue to grow food that is critical for national food security...

The potential impact of COVID-19 on SDG 2 (food security) – in China and globally

18 Mar 2020 - 07:06

Obviously, low-income countries would have limited fiscal space to implement safety nets that could reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable

Climate Knowledge from the Ancestors

4 Feb 2020 - 08:17

Local traditional knowledge is a key resource of this approach, allowing communities to adapt climate change mitigation to a very small scale, based on their local needs.

IFAD’s Climate Action Report 2019

6 Dic 2019 - 04:17

These witness statements show that climate change challenges can be successfully overcome and that the ongoing effort to overcome these challenges is paying off.

Cultivating resilient communities in rural Guinea-Bissau

7 Oct 2019 - 23:17

Most rural farmers in Guinea-Bissau depend on cashews as their primary source of income, selling their yields in exchange for imported rice.

Women and youth lead change in Lima's highlands and high rainforest

28 Sep 2019 - 08:12

“The many challenges we face here, mainly due to lack of water, made people to migrate to Lima, but this is starting to change,” says Mayor Miguel Castro.

Making local crops work for nutrition-sensitive agricultura

3 Sep 2019 - 01:32

Approximately 70 per cent of the world’s remaining biodiversity is estimated to be in the territories of indigenous communities.

Restoring mangroves is saving rural communities in Gambia

30 Ago 2019 - 07:13

Mangroves are one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play an essential role to ecological balance and community livelihoods

Enhancing policy dialogue on climate finance in Africa

23 Ago 2019 - 10:26

Smallholder farmers play a vital role in food security, nutrition and economic growth in Africa, but their livelihoods are already threatened by the impacts of climate change

Young smallholder farmers overcoming climate challenges in Viet Nam

12 Jul 2019 - 03:10

Climate change is a youth issue because most countries in which the youth population accounts for a sizeable share of the total population also depend heavily on agriculture

Opportunities, challenges and limitations of climate-smart agriculture - The case of Egypt

26 Jun 2019 - 09:36

Temperature increases lead to elevated levels of evapotranspiration, placing a strain on already limited freshwater resources.

Is China getting greener?

11 Jun 2019 - 10:00

One fifth of land resources are polluted, overuse of water resources has depleted water tables, and air pollution is the fourth most important factor to death in China.

Investing in the blue economy to accelerate sustainable development in Africa

29 Mayo 2019 - 05:55

Coastal communities, and especially small island developing states, are faced with unique challenges, including extreme climatic and environmental threats.