Global Compact, the promise of a new deal for refugees

People forced to flee from home because of war, persecution, violence, human rights violations or natural disasters are more than ever. In 2016, the...

“Ignoring women is denying development” IFAD’s Carla Honwana

"Ignoring women is denying development"
IFAD’s Carla Honwana

Farmland in EU: Ordinary commodity or public good?

In the 27-member European Union, farmland is being concentrated into fewer hands at an ‘alarming’ extent and speed, according to a report approved by...

Land concentration in Europe. What we know

Farmland concentration is not just a Global South phenomenon. In the 27-member European Union, only 3.1 percent of farms controlled the 52.2 percent of...

Helping refugees close to home, preventing forced migration

Would you take your child and put him in a boat that has a slight chance of sinking? You would never do it. Unless...

Community seed banks: Securing diversity for climate change adaptation

For thousands of years, farmers have used genetic diversity to cope with weather variability and changing climate conditions. They have stored, planted, selected and...

Unlocking the diaspora development potential

‘Diaspora is the biggest development community that exists in the world’, according to Pedro De Vasconcelos, manager of IFAD's Financial Facility for Remittances. However,...

Understanding the Seed Treaty

Cassava comes from South America, but it is feeding Africa. It is a major caloric source for 500 million people. The potato is native of the...

Refugee journalists, the challenge of reporting from exile

Abdulwahab Tahhan is a journalist and a refugee. From his exile in London, he documents the war that is devastating his homeland of Syria,...

Genetics, at the roots of food security

Our lives depend on genetic resources for food and agriculture, the raw materials used by farmers, local communities, breeders, researchers and biotech industry for producing food...