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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.

Farms. Food. Future‪.‬ 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.

    Episode 19 Farming, COVID and Mental Health

    Episode 19 Farming, COVID and Mental Health

    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 Information Systems are helping make investments in the right place at the right time in Malawi.
    Also we have news from West Africa on a competition for the best husband, from Europe on art and agriculture and our mini-series on Afro-descendent communities in Latin America continues with an interview from Colombia.
    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/episode19 https://www.ifad.org/podcasts https://www.ifad.org/en/climate-and-environment https://www.facebook.com/acuaorg/ https://farmradio.org/the-best-husband-contest/ https://www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/grow

    • 53 min
    Farmers Working the Resilience Solution to COVID19

    Farmers Working the Resilience Solution to COVID19

    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 about bringing digital services to farmers. And with Easter upon us we’re thinking about eggs and chickens.
    Plus news on the Earthshot Prize and Oscar nominated film maker Alex Jovy talks carbon offsets . And there’s the next part of our mini-series on farmers Afro descent living in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.
    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/episode18

    • 45 min
    Women in Leadership

    Women in Leadership

    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 specialist Ndaya Beltchika talks to us about the need for more women in leadership in rural communities. And we hear from Judy Ling Wong – founder of the Black Environment Network in the UK.
    Plus news on the latest iteration of the world’s biggest fund to help small scale farmers adapt to climate change with Lisa Leclerc. Then we talk Agri-Small and Medium Enterprises with Bettina Prato. News from women working in agriculture in Brazil and Colombia. Plus a special report from Nepal.
    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/episode17 https://www.ifad.org/podcasts https://www.ifad.org/en/climate-and-environment http://www.ben-network.org.uk/  

    • 59 min
    New Vision, New Year

    New Vision, New Year

    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 crisis and tells us about IFAD’s first ever virtual Governing Council. We’ll be hearing from IFAD’s Mattia Prayer Galletti, project representatives nominated to the Indigenous Peoples Forum Awards Christopher Bartlett and Maria Manwo from Vanuatu, and Liu Nianhua from China with some new proposals youth bring to agriculture for this New Year.
    Introducing our new ACUA miniseries on Women Leaders we’ll be talking to women leaders working with the ACUA Foundation about gender, nutrition, afrodescendant peoples, climate change and this month – accompanied by Lina Medina from Colombia – about youth. Finishing this first edition for 2021, Guilherme Brady from FAO tells us about the UN Decade of Family Farming and our reporter Freddie Harvey Williams brings us IFAD’s new report on Nature-based solutions. For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode16

    • 36 min
    New Frontiers in Sustainable Farming

    New Frontiers in Sustainable Farming

    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 impact in 2021. We’ll be talking about disability inclusion and about Gender-Based Violence and hear from the Slow Food Foundation about the Terra Madre 2020 event.
    Experts on agroecology Miguel Altieri and Salvatore Ceccarelli will be joining us to talk about the importance of biodiversity and our food systems. We also have a special piece from IFAD’s Goodwill Ambassadors Sabrina and Idris Elba featured on the BBC podcast "What Planet Are We On". Finally we find out how small scale farmers are bottom of the heap for getting climate finance with our reporter Freddie Harvey Williams. For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode15

    • 51 min
    Innovations In Agriculture during COVID-19

    Innovations In Agriculture during COVID-19

    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 Marie Haga, Associate Vice-President at IFAD. Our journey begins in Côte d’Ivoire in Sub Saharan Africa, where Florent Clair from Chemical Industrial Company UPL will tell us about their latest biotechnological products. Heading up northeast from Africa, we’ll be visiting Pinduoduo, the biggest e-commerce platform in China.
    We’ll be hearing from ACUA’s Emperatriz Arango to find out about the Kume project. Home chefs Carmen Campos, Piedad Olivo and Nayibe Angulo will tell us about how this project has encouraged women and youth to take part in their region´s traditional gastronomy. We will end our trip around the world in the depths of the Amazon, where Chef Roy Riquelme tells us about the situation they are facing there with COVID-19. For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode14

    • 45 min

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