Tag: International Fund for Agricultural Development

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The Philippines: A Penny Saved

More than 10 million overseas Filipino workers send money home to their families each year, but little of that money is actually saved or invested. Now, a financial literacy training programme supported by the Interna...

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Indonesia: A Chance for Chocolate

Global chocolate sales are booming but cocoa production has been declining. In response to an industry forecast that predicts a shortfall of about 1 million tons of cocoa by 2020, the Mars chocolate company has partn...

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Bolivia: The Alpaca Connection

High in the Andean plains of Bolivia, alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for local farmers as global demand for alpaca fleece continues to grow. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is...

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Gambia: Reclaiming the Land

United Nations, New York - In the Gambia, women often farm on degraded, unproductive land. The more fertile land is usually reserved for men. But things are changing. A government project supported by the Internationa...

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The Philippines: From Rome to Home

United Nations, New York - Every year, one and a half million people leave The Philippines to find jobs overseas. They remit more than US$20 billion a year, but little of that money is saved or invested. Now a financi...

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Senegal: Sowing The Seeds

United Nations - Whenever global food prices rise, developing countries that import food, like Senegal, are hit the hardest. Two years ago, the European Union and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD...

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Kenya: A Green Future

After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of ...

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Guatemala: Weavers Find International Markets

United Nations, New York, May 2012 - In a poor village in a rural region of Guatemala, many women have woven traditional textiles for generations, earning little revenue for their efforts. Now, with the support of the...

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Pakistan: Changing Attitudes

United Nations, New York, February 2012 - The people from the remote Diamer District in northern Pakistan have always been conservative and suspicious of outsiders. A successful poverty alleviation project, initiated ...