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Farms. Food. Future. looks at the big issues facing farmers in the developing world and what needs to be done to wipe out global hunger while dealing with the climate crisis. It’s brought to you by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development and presented by Brian Thomson.

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Farms. Food. Future. looks at the big issues facing farmers in the developing world and what needs to be done to wipe out global hunger while dealing with the climate crisis. It’s brought to you by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development and presented by Brian Thomson.

    Building Back Better - Investing In Farming Under Covid-19

    Building Back Better - Investing In Farming Under Covid-19

    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 coffee growing communities are fighting the pandemic. And news on ways to fight land degradation in Africa from the World Agroforestry Centre.
    We have the next episode in our Meet the Experts mini-series and another adventure with IFAD's Recipes for Change Chef Carlo Cracco, this time in Cambodia. Plus an introduction to one of IFAD newest supporters Mariah Gladstone an indigenous chef in the US. She’ll have details of her group IndigiKitchen.
    For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode12
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    • 50 Min.
    Building Farmers’ Resilience to Cope With COVID19

    Building Farmers’ Resilience to Cope With COVID19

    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 communities across the developing world. Then, our first offering is a new series, Meet the Experts. Followed by stories from Brazil, Bolivia, Chili and Peru. We conclude with our Recipes for Change segment with celebrity Italian chef, Carlo Cracco. For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode11

    • 48 Min.
    Keeping Farmers in Focus in a COVID 19 World

    Keeping Farmers in Focus in a COVID 19 World

    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 explore what the hot issues are and where the innovations are coming from. Plus we visited livestock projects in Kenya with Guyo Roba in Nairobi.
    Also we talked to the boss of the 4 per thousand initiative, Paul Luu – about how healthy soils can act as a carbon sink. Then we featured ag-tech start up Inidigo with news on how they help farmers earn money through better soil management and carbon credits. Plus heard from IFAD’s projects across Asia and how they’re dealing with the COVID 19 situation, with reports from Afghanistan, Pakistan and China.
    For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode10

    • 57 Min.
    Young People In Agriculture Before, During, And Post COVID-19

    Young People In Agriculture Before, During, And Post COVID-19

    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 tell us all about youth empowerment and the agribusiness hubs.
    We will take you to the Pacific Islands where Recipes for Change Chef Lance Seeto has some news to share about his new Fijian restaurant. Danietta Apisai will also join us from Kiribati for important updates on the islanders' relationship with food and reaction to the pandemic.
    Three young agripreneurs will give us some insight into their growing businesses - Zeinorin from India, Elly from Kenya, and Mirna from the Dominican Republic.
    Thales Mendonça, Brazilian organic farmer, will tell us about how he had to reshape his farming business to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic. He is also the Latin America secretary of the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers' Organizations.
    Our Recipes for Change Chef Bela Gil also has some stories to share about her path as a nutritionist, chef, author, and advocate.
    This is Farms. Food. Future. – a podcast that’s Good for You, Good for the Planet and Good for Farmers brought to you by the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
    For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode9

    • 57 Min.
    Balancing The Pandemic, Biodiversity And Farming

    Balancing The Pandemic, Biodiversity And Farming

    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 Facility that’s designed to deal with the impacts of the crisis.

    We celebrate World Environment Day with IFAD's Margarita Astralaga. And we have the latest on why land rights are so important. Plus Italian Celebrity Chef Carlo Cracco tells us all about his experiences visiting IFAD projects and just why he thinks governments should be investing in rural communities. Then there’s more cooking with a tin can from IFAD’s Recipes for Change chefs Lance Seeto in Fiji and our newest celebrity chef Bela Gil in Brazil.
    For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode8

    • 53 Min.
    Investing In Food During Coronavirus

    Investing In Food During Coronavirus

    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 important chefs Chef Ali Artiste and Chef Ska Moteane. They've been out and about visiting IFAD projects in their region.
    Plus more news of what IFAD is doing on forestry with a look at Morocco. And we hear from Chris Smaje who champions smallholder farming in developed countries. Then MIchellin starred Chef Cristina Bowerman and Senegalese Super Chef Pierre Thiam have news on why IFAD's work is so important at this time, and some #stayathome recipe ideas. For links and resources discussed in this episode, please visit our show article at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode7

    • 53 Min.

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