This paper outlines IFAD’s strategic approach to enhancing food security and promoting sustainable smallholder agriculture development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the context of exacerbated impacts of climate change and persistent challenges to market access.

The main objective of this evaluation synthesis was to capture how IFAD has responded to the emerging issues of rural water security and governance, whether IFAD’s investments in water have met their intended objectives and are sustainable, and if it is possible to further enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of IFAD’s investments in thi

This report, commissioned by IFAD and the UNEP, aims to improve understanding among policymakers and practitioners – together with those influencing and making decisions in relevant business sectors – of the relationships

This study re-examines the effects of remittances on the growth of GDP per capita using annual panel data for 24 Asia/Pacific countries. The results generally confirm that remittance flows have been beneficial to economic growth.

The IFAD has released a paper that provides a review of the role of livestock as a potential renewable energy source to improve energy access in rural areas. The paper focuses on opportunities to harness biogas from livestock wastes and residues, including tools and reviews on the best available information on biogas digesters.

As the world belatedly turns its attention to the pressing issues of environmental degradation, resource scarcity and climate change, the concept of sustainability takes its rightful place at centre stage in discussions about agricultural and rural development.

There is a growing consensus that climate change is transforming the context for rural development, changing physical and socio-economic landscapes and making smallholder development more expensive. But there is less consensus on how smallholder agriculture practices should change as a result.

The technical guide is intended as a practical reference tool to guide IFAD, WFP and other donors’ country programme management staff through the steps of implementing a Weather Index-based Insurance programme.

The IFAD study, “Agriculture – Pathways to Prosperity in Asia and the Pacific”, provides an Asia and Pacific regional perspective, highlighting the fact that the overall rate of extreme poverty in rural areas of developing countries has dropped from 48 per cent to 34 per cent over the past decade.

This is a comprehensive report on rural poverty, its global consequences and the prospects for eradicating it. It consists of updated estimats by IFAD regarding howmany rural poor people there are in the developing world, poverty rates in rural areas and the percentage of poor people residing in rural areas.