IFAD and the Republic of Guyana signed a financial agreement to help address climate change and malnutrition issues in the hinterland areas. The project will particularly benefit indigenous people, women and youth.

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Alpha Sennon, Founder of WHYFARM in Trinidad and Tobago, describes how he created food and nutrition superheroes AGRIman and PhotosyntheSISTA to teach young people that farming can be cool #agtalks

See his complete talk at [ Youtu.be Link ]

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AgTalks Alpha Sennon

Alpha Sennon, Founder of WHYFARM in Trinidad and Tobago, describes how he created food and nutrition superheroes AGRIman and PhotosyntheSISTA to teach young ...

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#ifadsuggestedread: A new computer tool that aggregates huge amounts of information in real time could help protect #rhinos and other #wildlife from #poachers in #Africa's parks.

New Maps May Help Chase Down Poachers Before They Strike

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It's Friday and #quiz time! Do you know the name of this fruit?
#ifadsuggestedread:#fog-catching is an incredibly affordable, efficient and #environmentally friendly way to harvest drinking #water, where there are few or no viable means to access water. The Berber people, who live in settlements across Morocco now have a solution to water scarcity.

Fog harvesting is real — and it's bringing clean drinking water to communities in need.

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New #agtalks video!
How can we engage young people into farming? Alpha Sennon, founder of @whyfarm, has some great answers.
Watch the video to learn more on food and nutrition superheroes.

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Alpha Sennon: Agriculture’s Superheroes

Alpha Sennon, Founder of WHYFARM in Trinidad and Tobago, describes how he created food and nutrition superheroes AGRIman and PhotosyntheSISTA to teach young ...

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The Eighth North-East and Minas Gerais Family Farming Managers Forum, held last week, focused on the promotion of family farming public policies for development in Brazil.
Leran more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Promoting family farming public policies in Brazil: beyond the main cities

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Happy #WorldWaterDay!
Most of the wastewater we produce returns directly to the ecosystem without being treated or reused. The opportunities from exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of water, energy and nutrients. Let’s reduce & reuse!

World Water Day 22 March – the United Nations

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#ifadsuggestedread: There are many reasons why we have to save #forests. But giving them a value might underestimate them. #Trees are the #Planet’s most ancient living beings, they provided us with shelter in ancient times, and today they give us #oxygen, #food and resources. We must protect them.

Breathe, it's the International Day of Forests - LifeGate

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Forests provide clean air, water and energy! Sustainably managed forests can provide renewable and carbon neutral energy for a greener future. #IntlForestDay #GlobalGoals

Celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March by taking an energising walk in your local park! [ Bit.ly Link ]
#ifadsuggestedread - The Pacific nation of French #Polynesia, looking for a potential lifeline as #global warming takes hold, in January became the first country to sign an agreement to deploy the floating islands off its coast."Dreams belong to those who want to move forward and make them happen," said Jean-Christophe Bouissou, the country's housing minister

Faced with rising seas, French Polynesia ponders floating islands

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20 March marks International Day of Happiness, celebrated by the United Nations as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world #HappinessDay

Find out 6 happy facts that will brighten up your day
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In the pursuit of happiness

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The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) undertook a project performance evaluation of the National Agricultural Technology and Training Programme: Technical Assistance Fund in the Republic of Nicaragua.
The objective of the programme was to improve the production and marketing capacity of rural enterprises of small and medium-scale producers through sustainable access to technical...
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The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) undertook a project performance evaluation of the Rural Livelihoods Support Programme in the Republic of Malawi.
The objective of the programme was to sustainably reduce poverty through the promotion of on- and off-farm and wage-based incomes. The programme was implemented between 2004 and 2014. It operated in an environment of evolving...
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Khalida Bouzar, Director, Near East, North Africa and Europe Division at IFAD was interviewed by IPS News Agency on the Facility for Refugees, Migrants, Forced Displacement and Rural Stability (FARMS).
“With FARMS, we seek to deliver long-term peace and development dividends. It is paramount to create a healthy climate for economic opportunities, and enable displaced people to return to their...
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UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants | Inter Press Service

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Friday #quiz: do you know what kind of leaves is this woman picking?
"One day a year is set aside to celebrate women, but the work towards gender equality is year-round."
Read about the event organized by FAO, IFAD and WFP on 8 March to celebrate International Women's Day 2017.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

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#ifadsuggestedread: There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of #life beneath the #waves. Now this Maldivian #reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising #ocean #temperatures. #Scientists are now scrambling to ensure that this unique #ecosystems survives.

Scientists Race to Prevent Wipeout of World's Coral Reefs

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Project Performance Evaluation: "West Noubaria Rural Development Project"
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) undertook a project performance evaluation of the West Noubaria Rural Development Project in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The project's goal was to enhance the livelihoods of the target population through increased sustainable economic activity and greater social...
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Project evaluation & performance assessment -

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#ifadsuggestedread: The world’s first #fluorescent #frog has been discovered near Santa Fe in #Argentina. The #discovery opens up the possibility that other #amphibians may be able to fluoresce.

World's first fluorescent frog discovered in South America

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