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In this month’s edition we continue to focus on the first ever UN Food Systems Summit and we’ll be hearing from IFAD's President Gilbert Houngbo and hearing the messages for the Summit from farmers living in developing countries. We talk to Ert
In this episode, we hear from IFAD’s Associate Vice President Donal Brown, who tells us about how IFAD is preparing for the UN’s Food System Summit and gives us updates on the COVID 19 crisis. We then cross over to Peru for the final part of ou
In this month's episode, we focus on food systems. Kicking off we have Martin Frick, Deputy Special Envoy for the Food Systems Summit, who tells us what exactly a food system is. We then check in with IFAD’s Associate Vice President Meike van G
In this episode we celebrate World Environment Day. IFAD’s Marie Haga and Jo Puri talk about how IFAD is balancing development and the environment when it comes to development. And then with Africa Climate Week coming up we have innovative tale
In this episode, we have the latest from IFAD’s Associate Vice President Donal Brown on how small scale farmers are dealing with the COVID 19 Crisis. Also we talk farmers mental health under the pandemic. Then we see how Geographical Informatio
In this episode we have the latest on small scale farmers dealing with the COVID 19 crisis. USAID’s chief nutritionist talks about how we risk a decade’s progress on food security for children and mothers due to the pandemic. Climate Edge talks
In this episode, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) as we talk to female leaders working across the board and from across the globe. We get the latest on the COVID 19 crisis more than a year on from Marie Haga, AVP at IFAD. Gender spe
In this month’s episode we’ll be focusing on indigenous peoples and youth as agents of change in the developing world. Kicking off the New Year Associate Vice President at IFAD Meike Van Ginneken sums up last year’s response to the COVID-19 cri
In this episode, we say goodbye to a year full of uncertainty and changes, but also adaptation, innovation and improvement. IFAD’s Associate Vice President Donal Brown will give us the latest on IFAD’s response to the pandemic and its expected
In this month’s programme we’ll be travelling around the world hearing about new technologies that focus on ensuring food security. But first we hear the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on agriculture in the developing world from
In this month’s programme we get the latest on the COVID 19 Crisis from IFAD’s Associate Vice President Donal Brown. News on nutrition from Laos and a report on getting youth right in development. We also talk to a leading light of the agro-eco
In this month’s programme, we hear from IFAD's Associate Vice President Marie Haga about how vital it is under COVID-19 for governments to invest in rural communities in developing countries. Also we talk to coffee giant Lavazza about how coffe
As COVID 19 remains prevalent, our attention is on building farmers’ resilience, specifically in Latin American. We start with a conversation with FAD’s Associate Vice President Donal Brown who shares how COVID 19 is effecting farming communiti
Keeping Farmers in Focus with the latest on the COVID 19 Crisis and how farming communities are coping with the crisis. We spoke to IFAD’s President Gilbert Hongbou. We also took a at the world of livestock farming with Antonio Rotta, to explor
How is IFAD helping young farmers cope with the COVID-19 crisis and build resilience for the future? This month we will hear from IFAD's Associate Vice President, Paul Winters, on this topic and more. Rahul Antao, from IFAD's youth team, will t
We have news on how farmers in the developing world are dealing with the COVID 19 crisis from IFAD’s Marie Haga. Also IFAD’s UN Goodwill Ambassadors actors Idris and Sabrina Elba talk to us about why they support IFAD and its recently launched
In this month’s programme we have an update on IFAD's operations and the corona virus pandemic. We are also focusing on Food and Forests. We have news on nutrition and development with IFAD’s Joyce Njoro. And we hear from two of Africa’s most i
We’re coming to you ahead of schedule with an extra edition to give you an important update from IFAD’s President Gilbert Houngbo on the impacts of corona virus on IFAD’s work with farmers in developing countries, and what we’re putting in plac
With the 19th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues taking place in New York in April we focus on Indigenous Peoples issues around agriculture. Talking to us is Mattea Galletti, IFAD’s lead technical specialist on indigenous peoples’ issues,
It’s International Women’s Day and we speak to IFAD’s lead on gender and social inclusion Ndaya Beltchika. Also we have news from partner projects working on the frontline for women’s rights in Uganda and India. After that we’ll be putting the
In this month’s programme we look at one of the most pressing issues facing farming today – that of youth and what’s being done to offer interesting and viable options for life on the farm for young people in developing countries . We have high
In this month’s bumper edition of Farms. Food. Future. presented by Brian Thomson we’ve been all over the UNFCCC COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid. We have news from farmers in South Africa, on biodiversity and agriculture in South America, we
Find out about the upcoming climate conference in Madrid and why it's important for farmers. We hear from Malawi where women are leading the way to create a thriving farm sector against the backdrop of increasingly severe weather and drought. O
Every month we’re asking you to pull up a chair, sit down and tune in as show host Brian Thomson chats about the the challenges smallholder farmers in developing countries are facing around food security. Farms. Food. Future. is brought to you
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