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RWANDA / COW DUNG BIOGAS

The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in partnership with the Rwandan government has developed a "FlexiBiogas" method of capturing methane gas from cow dung to create a clean bio-gas to burn as fuel. IFAD  

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GRENADA / AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS

A decade after Hurricane Ivan destroyed ninety per cent of the island and with funding from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), an organization is working to restore agriculture's place in Granada's economy. To do this, they have to help farmers to access markets beyond their borders. IFAD

25 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) warned that West Africa is facing a food security crisis as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC ISLAND

Cicia island in Fiji is remote. Untouched by tourism and industry, the environment here is pristine – and its one thousand inhabitants intend to keep it this way.  In 2006, the elders banned the use of chemicals and fertilizers and last year, they officially declared Cicia an organic island. IFAD

30 Aug 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC FARMING

  The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development devised an affordable method of organic certification suited for remote Pacific islands’ farmers,  joining forces with  the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community, to develop something new. They call it the Participatory Guarantee System – or PGS. IFAD

14 Jun 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / COURAGE BRIGADES

India wraps up its election this week and while women may have turned out in large numbers to vote, the country remains one of the world's most hostile for women. A UN report in May said the number of women standing for political office has plunged and two years ago, another survey showedIndiaas the worst [...]

12 May 2014 | Read More »

BURKINA FASO/ CLIMATE CHANGE

Farmers in Burkina Faso's Sahel Region wait for seasonal rains to start, the weather patterns have become way unpredictable for them to predict any longer. In northern Burkina Faso, Sibiri Kebre like most farmers depends on rain-fed agriculture to feed his family and earn a living. In recent years, he's begun practicing water and soil [...]

5 Jul 2013 | Read More »

ROME / WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ADVANCER

Ahead of World Environment Day, celebrated on 5 June, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says that financing climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in the developing world is critical.  IFAD

4 Jun 2013 | Read More »

IFAD / ASIA-REMITTANCES REPORT ADVANCER

A record US$ 260 billion was sent home by migrant Asian workers last year and one in ten Asian families depend on this remittance money to survive. But, according to a new report to be launched on 20 May 2013, high fees and limited financial services mean that the potential impact this money could have [...]

17 May 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / COCOA CRISIS

It’s predicted that by 2020 chocolate companies will be short of 1 million tons of cocoa. One solution from the world's second largest chocolate company, Mars Inc. has been to invest directly in small coca farmers in developing countries.  Mars has teamed up with IFAD to provide cocoa farmers with training in new production techniques. [...]

30 Mar 2013 | Read More »

 

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