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Content related to: crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry, irrigation, pest control.

Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of rural livelihood in most project countries.

Climate Change & Environment

content related to: climate change, environment, including among others renewable energy, bio-fuels, bio-gas, solar energy, desertification
Many IFAD project beneficiaries live on ecologically fragile land without access to financing and infrastructure that would allow them to withstand the impact of climate change.

Community Based Development

Content related to: community-based development, including topics such as community-driven development, local development, self-help groups

Food Security & Nutrition

Content related to: food security, nutrition, food safety, food storage, consumption
Food insecurity ranges from hunger through fear of starvation to extreme famine, and can be either chronic or transitory. Despite food production increases in past decades, there are over 800 million people worldwide who are chronically hungry, and up to 2 billion people lacking food security.


Content related to: gender audits, gender balance, gender equality, gender analysis, gender checklists for agriculture, livestock, and rural enterprise, gender equity, and women's empowerment.

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

Content related to: information technology, communications technology, internet, mobile telephones.

Indigenous People

Content related to: indigenous people, traditional societies and tribal groups including tribal development activities, empowerment, livelihoods and community development programmes.
Indigenous peoples are communities and nations who claim a historical continuity and cultural affinity with societies predating the formation of modern political states.

Knowledge Management

Content related to: knowledge management, knowledge sharing, and learning

Markets & Value Chain

Content related to: markets, marketing, value chains


Content related to: micro-enterprises, small-scale enterprises, and related entrepreneurship, business services and business development issues

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Content related to: monitoring and evaluation, including issues results and impact, the IFAD Results an Impact Measurement System (RIMS), participatory monitoring, indicators, logical frameworks, and on-going, internal and external evaluation

Natural Resource Management

Content related to: The management and usage rights of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals

Policy Analysis

Content related to: policy analysis, policy dialogue and policy impact in the context of development programmes and projects

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Content relating to: The IFAD supervision and implementation support processes


Content related to: remittances, money and other financial resource transfers.

Risk & Vulnerability

Content related to: issues of risk, risk management, risk aversion, vulnerability, and vulnerability mapping

Rural Finance

Content related to: rural finance, microfinance, insurance, formal and informal financial institutions, banking, lending, credit and savings

South-South & Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)

Content related to: cooperation amongst countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Near East, and the Pacific.


Content relating to: the intended beneficiaries of IFAD projects including the identification of target groups, vulnerability mapping, poverty mapping, poverty assessments.


Content related to: youth and young people, including employment issues.

News News


Call for Applications: Women’s Major Group (WMG) Grassroots Women Travel Fund for Rio+20 (Deadline: Feb 26/Mar 12)

Display Date: 2/18/12

Please find enclosed an Application Form and selection criteria for the WMG grassroots women travel fund for Rio+20.

Please share this to potential candidates, in line with the criteria as indicated in the application document.

Funding is very limited.

Applications for participation in the 3rd Inter-sessional Rio+20 in New York, USA, from 26-27 of March must be received by 17:00 EST, 26 February 2012.

Applications for participation in the 3rd Prepcom and the UNCSD2012 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, must be received by 17:00 EST, 12 March 2012.

Send all application materials to the following email address: nomination@womenrio20.org


Thank you very much,

On behalf of the Organising Partners of the WMG, and the Women’s Rio+20 Steering Committee


Click here to download the application form.   (It has been posted in the Resources Library of the MTCP webiste here on IFADAsia.)


For more information about Rio+20, go to: www.uncsd2012.org