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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 »

UN / QUINOA WRAP

President Evo Morales of Bolivia is inNew York to launch the Year of Quinoa. Quinoa has been a staple crop for centuries in South America, among pre-Columbian Andean farming communities from Columbia to Ecuador and today this traditional Andean grain is being promoted to combat malnutrition.  UNTV

20 Feb 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / FREQUENT FLOODS

As climate change makes agriculture increasingly risky, having diverse sources of income is becoming more important for farmers inIndonesia. IFAD

18 Feb 2013 | Read More »

IFAD / APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT

Kanayo F. Nwanze of Nigeria was appointed by acclamation as the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a second four-year term at the organisation's Governing Council meeting. IFAD

13 Feb 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / WATER

More than seven million seedlings have been planted in the water catchment along the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Trees hold rainwater in the soil and keep it flowing to small farmers, who can grow more high-value crops like snow peas for export. IFAD

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY

Women and girls run the risk of being left behind in scientific and technological fields if countries do not put measures in place to address discrimination and change traditional attitudes, the United Nations said today. FILE

7 Jan 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / REMITTANCES

Each year, some ten million migrant workers leave the Philippines for better job opportunities. The 20 billion US dollars they send back home are vital for the economy – but very little of that flow of money is saved or invested. IFAD

7 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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