Poverty Reduction

A Glimpse of Her Stories: Rural Women's Resilience and Food Security

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and partner organizations documented cases of women in communities in the Philippines and Kenya about their experiences and perspectives. PCFS met with women from three different communities and interviewed them on their perspectives, experiences and struggles.

Raising the Bar: Rethinking the Role of Business in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on its ability to invest and innovate. However, for companies to truly contribute, they must move beyond current forms of engagement, abandon a narrow focus on the SDGs as an opportunity to increase corporate profits and embrace their wider responsibilities to the societies in which they operate.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016

The FAO report underscores that success in transforming food and agriculture systems will largely depend on urgently supporting smallholders in adapting to climate change. Developing countries are home to around half a billion smallholder farm families who produce food and other agricultural products in greatly varying agro-ecological and socio-economic conditions. Solutions have to be tailored to those conditions; there is no one-size-fits-all fix.

Rural Development Report 2016: Fostering inclusive rural transformation

IFAD’s 2016 Rural Development Report aims to shed light on this evolving rural landscape in order to inform the programmatic and policy choices of local, regional and global development practitioners, including IFAD. The Report examines rural development through the prism of the transformation of rural areas and the wider economy, yielding the following five main messages:

Feed the Future-ILSSI Project Notes: Promoting Gender Equality in Irrigation

This project note summarizes the range of constraints and opportunities identified during the gender and irrigation workshops organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the International Water Management Institute, held in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania in collaboration with national partners, bringing together 150 experts from government, nongovernmental organizations, and research institutes.

CEDAW's General Recommendation on the Rights of Rural Women

In this General Recommendation (GR), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) clarifies State obligations to ensure the rights of rural women, with a focus on article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (“the Convention”) which recognizes the unique situation of rural women and highlights specific obligations of States parties in recognizing, promoting and protecting their rights.

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