Rising sea levels, more frequent storms and droughts are devastating the lives of smallholder farmers. Sign IFAD's petition calling on participants at the UN Climate Summit in Paris to take action and invest in farmers in the developing world.
Terra Madre Youth
2,500 youth from 120 countries are gathering in Milan to answer one critical question raised at Expo 2015: How can we feed the planet in the future?
IFAD's online video series presents new thinking on small-scale farming. This talk features Emma Naluyima, a veterinarian and pig breeder from Uganda, making the case that pork production can be an effective poverty reduction tool for smallholder farmers.
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015
IFAD President calls on developing countries to harness the potential of rural youth to help end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition by 2030.
As entrepreneurs and agents of change, rural people are critical to ending poverty, feeding the world and protecting the planet. Meet 12 inspiring rural men and women who are doing just that.
Over 1 billion people still lack access to safe water, and even more lack access to basic sanitation. IFAD takes a look at how water is critical to development.
Young rural people represent a significant portion of the agricultural workforce and play a major role in the development of rural areas. In honour of International Youth Day, we compiled the top five reasons IFAD invests in rural youth.
An IFAD grant is helping farmers in Peru, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe develop capacities to manage biodiversity while adapting to climate change.
The Spotlight looks at some of the ways IFAD is investing in climate change adaptation measures in the region to ensure a thriving agricultural sector that is more resilient to climate change impacts like drought, extreme heat, sea level rise and floods.Read more