Throughout their lives, rural women face multiple risks to their livelihoods and overall wellbeing, yet their access to affordable insurance schemes remains inadequate. This webinar, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the
A total of 442 abaca farmers benefited from “Cash for Work” Incentive under the P50 Million Abaca Rehabilitation program of Department of Agriculture (DA) in Catanduanes. According to the province, of the total recepients, 269 abaca farmers came from Bagamanoc, 93 came from Panganiban, while 80 from Viga amounting to over a million pesos. Provincial Agriculturist Nelia Teves revealed that 100% of the targeted farmers from Bagamanoc and Panganiban were present in the awarding of cash incentives.
Reducing gender inequality is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Nowhere are concerns greater than where the disadvantages of being a woman intersect with the disadvantages of living in rural areas of developing countries. In rural areas, access to education and health services is often limited, and women are more likely to depend on farming for a livelihood. As a result, interest in women farmers has grown strongly in recent times.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Haiti signed a financing agreement today that will help restore agricultural productivity in areas of the country most-affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The agreement includes a US$10.8 million investment in the Agricultural and Agroforestry Technological Innovation Programme (PITAG, by its French acronym).
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh today signed a financing agreement to significantly increase incomes and food and nutrition security for 250,000 rural households in southern Bangladesh where the highest percentage of rural poor reside. The agreement for the Smallholder Agricultural Competitiveness Project (SACP) was signed by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, and Sultana Afroz, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh.
The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel. Close to 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure in the current lean season.