Food system activities are inextricably linked with climate and weather, environmental resources and human health. This article reviews the contribution of food system activities to climate change, the positive feedback on food systems and the effects of dietary change on food system outcomes.

IFAD’s ASAP projects in Asia and the Pacific region offer a host of valuable lessons that can be applied in the design and implementation of other climate change adaptation projects targeting smallholder farmers and rural communities around the world.

Since the beginning of the millennium, circumstances have changed in Latin America with respect to agriculture and rural development.

Extreme weather events and natural disasters such as drought or floods can have a devastating impact on food security as well as the social and economic development of rural households. In recent years, an increasing number of initiatives have tested weather index-based insurance to help manage these risks in agriculture.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released a factsheet titled

Agricultural producers, in particular the smallholder farmers of developing countries, are facing unprecedented challenges in the 21st century.

Agricultural producers, in particular the smallholder farmers of developing countries, are facing unprecedented challenges in the 21st century.

This paper analyses the root causes of rural outmigration, focusing on its economic and social implications. It takes as its starting point the fact that mobility is inherent in human existence. Livelihoods and sociocultural changes are intimately connected with population movements.

The aim of this policy is to enhance IFAD

Climate change has a special significance for IFAD. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for most poor rural people, and it is also the human activity most directly affected by climate change. Dealing with the inevitable impact of climate change is now high on the development agenda.

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