Documents, publications and media files relevant to the ARD Working Group


document ARD Membership List as of 25 June 2019 Popular

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document ARD WG membership as of 4 October 2018 Popular

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Members of ARD WG as of 4 October 2018

spreadsheet Base ASAT template Popular

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ASAM Base Final 6-7-18.xlsx

Base template used for ASAT (described by Laura Schreeg during the virtual meeting of the ARD WB on 31 July 2018. 

default Climate-resilient agricultural development Popular

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Climate change scaling up note prepared by IFAD.

default Household methodologies Popular

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pdf Inclusive Rural Financial Services Popular

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With almost four decades of engagement in more than 70 countries and more than US$1.1 billion invested in rural finance (RF) initiatives, IFAD has rich and multifaceted experience, a global network of partners working at the frontier of innovation and hundreds of different types of providers addressing the financial needs of poor rural households as their clients. Most of the 3 billion people in rural areas still live on less than US$2 a day. Challenges such as economic shocks, food shortages and climate change affect poor people disproportionately. Poor rural households are typically excluded from opportunities in the formal financial sector.

pdf Land tenure security Popular

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Equitable access to land and tenure security for IFAD’s target groups are essential for rural development and poverty eradication. Tenure security influences the extent to which farmers are prepared to invest in improvements in production and land management. It shapes social relations and contributes to social stability – or rather, situations of tenure insecurity contribute to social instability and conflict. Tenure security influences the sharing of benefits from agricultural activities among different individuals and groups, within both households and communities. It can also have an impact on people’s ability to access credit

document Managing for scale Popular

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Presentation made by Ruben Doboin on Managing for Scale at the Multilateral Investment Fund.

pdf Newsletter #14 Popular

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default Nutrition Scale-up: Learning from Experience: Discussion Paper Popular

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pdf Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development Popular

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In 1977, IFAD made improving “the nutritional level of the poorest populations in developing countries” one of the principal objectives of its founding agreement. Since then, governments, civil society and development organizations also have come to recognize the central importance of nutrition – which comprises undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight – to development. Not only is nutrition an outcome of economic growth, but, by improving human capital, it is also an essential input into economic and social development.

pdf Panorama de Escalamiento versión en español del “Scaling Scan” Popular

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Una herramienta práctica para determinar las fortalezas y debilidades de su ambición de escalamiento. PPP Lab Food & Water y CIMMYT.


default Scale Up Sourcebook Popular

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document Scaling of Agricultural Innovations -Development and use of the Scaling Scan Popular

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Scaling of Agricultural Innovations.pptx

Presentation made by Lennart Woltering of CIMMYT at the Scaling Up workshop in March 2018

pdf Scaling up results in agricultural water management Popular

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Water is of fundamental importance to human development, the environment and the economy. Access to water and water security is paramount to improving food security, incomes and livelihoods of rural communities.

pdf Scaling up results on gender equality and women’s empowerment Popular

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IFAD has achieved significant results in promoting innovative gender mainstreaming and pro-poor approaches and processes in its operations, making this an area of IFAD’s comparative advantage. Women’s representation in IFAD-supported projects continues to increase and they now account for half of all beneficiaries.

default Scaling-Up Successful Practices on Sustainable Pro-Poor Small Ruminant Development Popular

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We are happy to announce the publication of the completed report, Scaling-Up Successful Practices on Sustainable Pro-Poor Small Ruminant Development, implemented by experts from the International Goat Association between 2011 and 2013. 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) requested IGA to undertake this study in order to sensitize policy- and decision-makers about the impact of small ruminants in development, using rigorous case studies and economic analysis.

pdf Smallholder institutions and organizations Popular

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IFAD's comparative advantage lies in its experience in working at the grass-roots level, its understanding of the constraints facing rural poor people, including the most vulnerable, and its capacity to envisage inclusive approaches for socio-economic development. A key element of IFAD’s approach to development is providing support to rural smallholder organizations as a strategy for empowering the rural poor

pdf Smallholder livestock development Popular

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It is anticipated that a 50 to 70 per cent increase in food productivity will be needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050.1 Livestock provides for about 26 per cent of human protein consumption and 13 per cent of total calories. The demand for livestock products is estimated to more than double in the next 20 years, as a result of urbanization, economic growth and a change in consumption patterns in developing countries. The livestock sector represents nearly 1 billion smallholder livestock producers in developing countries, contributes 40 per cent of agricultural GDP and from 2 to over 33 per cent of household incomes.

pdf Sustainable inclusion of smallholders in agricultural value chains Popular

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In the coming years, agriculture will require profound changes in order to fulfil its multiple functions in a context of harsher environmental conditions and demographic and market transformations. Global agrifood systems are undergoing a rapid transformation towards higher-value products, stricter food standards, and closer international and vertical integration. Developing countries, in particular, face technical and institutional constraints, potentially impeding their participation in emerging value chains

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