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    By 2050, farmers will need to grow 60% more food for the 9.5 billion people that will be on the planet. But with scarce resources and changing weather, how will they do it? Watch their stories, hear their challenges, witness the changes. Show less
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    • Laos: Where the Bong Tree Grows - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 9 months ago
      Incense sticks are ubiquitous at Buddhist shrines across South East Asia, but few people realize that most are made from the bark of the Bong tree, which was recently facing extinction. Now the pre...
    • Flower Ezekiel Msuya: Seaweed Power - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      On the island of Zanzibar, the sea had always been a man's domain. But researcher Flower Ezekiel Msuya says things started to change when local women unleashed the commercial potential of seaweed.
    • Kenya: Going Against the Grain - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 10 months ago
      In eastern Kenya, the dry season is getting longer. With less rain, three out of four maize harvests fail. Researchers have identified sorghum as a more suitable crop for the changing climate. Now ...
    • Myrna Cunningham Kain: The diversity of rural women - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      Too often development activities meant to assist poor rural women treat them as if they were all the same, says Myrna Cunningham Kain, President of the Centre for Autonomy and Development of Indige...
    • Laos: Nutritious Entertainment - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      Half the children in Laos are stunted and chronic under-nutrition is a major issue facing the country. Now a soap opera is teaching people in the most remote parts of the country how and what to co...
    • What does innovation mean to you? - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      IFAD's team of global staff explain how innovation is critical to solving the challenges small farmers are facing in agriculture today.
    • Rwanda: Fighting poverty with equality - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Rwanda is the first country in the world where women hold a parliamentary majority and new laws have given women rights to land, employment opportunities and education. Now, in the most remote part...
    • Ranjitha Puskur: Teach a woman to fish - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Empowering and teaching women in developing countries to farm fish will go a long way to improving family nutrition and income, says Ranjitha Puskur senior policy advisor at World Fish.
    • Guillermo Vila Melo: The camelid solution - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Agronomist Guillermo Vila Melo talks about his passion for camelids (alpacas and llamas) and his belief that these animals could help lift thousands of farming families across the Andean highlands ...
    • India: Cottoning On - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      In India's Maharashtra state three million farmers depend on cotton. In 2014, failed harvests resulted in debt that prompted almost 1000 suicides. Now new ways of growing cotton are not only allevi...
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    • China: Gas Gas Gas - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      An IFAD-supported project in China's Guangxi province encourages poor farmers to produce their own biogas as a means of reducing poverty while improving local environmental conditions
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      • 5 years ago
      August 27, 2011 was the 20th Anniversary of Europe's poorest country, Moldova. It's been 20 years since the fall of the Soviet Union, yet Moldova continues to struggle economically generating 30 pe...
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      • 5 years ago
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      • 6 years ago
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      • 8 years ago
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    • Bangladesh: The Coming Storm - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Eighty per cent of Bangladesh lies on a floodplain less than 5 metres above sea level. As sea levels rise and seasonal storms become more severe, millions of farmers living along the country's sout...
    • Rural Poverty - In Their Own Words: Guatemala - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Strengthening the capabilities of rural people to take advantage of opportunities in the rural non-farm economy is essential according to the Rural Poverty Report 2011, prepared by the Internationa...
    • Hungry Planet Episode 1 - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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    • The Gambia: The Chief - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Fatou Danso is a farmer.... but she is also The Gambia's first female village chief. Fatou has introduced many firsts to her village. The land here was once only farmed by men. But now Fatou has di...
    • The Philippines: From Rome to Home - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Every year, one and half million people leave The Philippines to find jobs overseas. They send home more than US$20 billion a year. But little of that money is saved or invested. In Mabini - known ...
    • Ghana: Going Local - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Ghana currently spends over $1 billion on food imports, making it highly susceptible to price hikes. One way to prevent this, is to invest in local entrepreneurs like Janet Gyimah-Kessie. She has a...
    • India: Fishing For Freedom - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      For most of their lives, every one of the 1200 fishermen in this village in the south of India described themselves as slaves. They were in debt to money-lenders and a corrupt system ensured that t...
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