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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 (IFAD) and presented by Brian Thomson.

Through the podcast, IFAD raises awareness of the challenges smallholder farmers in developing countries are facing around food security. Farms. Food. Future. includes interviews with IFAD experts, partners and donors, celebrities, and farmers.

Farms. Food. Future. promotes the power of smallholder farmers as a force for change. It captures the exciting work IFAD is doing working on the front line of farming for development, dealing everyday with climate change, environmental sustainability, gender, youth, nutrition and indigenous peoples’ issues.

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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 (IFAD) and presented by Brian Thomson.

Through the podcast, IFAD raises awareness of the challenges smallholder farmers in developing countries are facing around food security. Farms. Food. Future. includes interviews with IFAD experts, partners and donors, celebrities, and farmers.

Farms. Food. Future. promotes the power of smallholder farmers as a force for change. It captures the exciting work IFAD is doing working on the front line of farming for development, dealing everyday with climate change, environmental sustainability, gender, youth, nutrition and indigenous peoples’ issues.

    Zero Waste, Full Plates: Winning with School Meals

    Zero Waste, Full Plates: Winning with School Meals

    Our planet faces a paradox: nearly a third of the world's population experienced food insecurity in 2022, yet a third of the food we grow is never eaten at all. Food loss and waste doesn't just rob billions of nourishment, it unnecessarily drains resources and harms the environment. In this episode, we explore how we can – and must – pursue zero hunger and zero waste as joint goals. In particular, we look at how these efforts are crucial for children, who depend on nutritious diets for healthy development. Hear from IFAD's teams in Brazil and Guatemala about local school feeding programmes – and learn what we are doing to prevent food waste right here in Rome. Featuring Isabel de la Peña, Hardi Vieira, Ana Avilés Ramirez, and Leticia Tanchella Niehues.
    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:
    https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/-/podcast-episode-54
    World Food Forum | Youth Towards Zero Food Waste Campaign - Discover the World Food Forum's "Youth Towards Zero Food Waste Campaign," a dedicated initiative addressing the critical issue of food waste.World Food Forum | Youth Towards Zero Food Waste Campaign - Learn about the significant malnutrition challenges in Guatemala with over 50% of children under five suffering from stunted growth. Explore the initiatives focused on making food systems work in Guatemala through school meals.Everyone wins with school meals - Offering insights on school meals, this discusses the collaborative efforts of IFAD, FAO, and WFP to provide healthy meals to over 12,000 children in 60 schools. Learn how this initiative benefits children's nutrition and supports small-scale farmers

    • 24 min
    Swaying the Power of Seaweed

    Swaying the Power of Seaweed

    Seaweed packs a punch. It produces more than half of the world’s oxygen and removes millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. It's also incredibly nutritious and easily cultivated, with seaweed farming making up nearly a third of all marine aquaculture. From the Irish Sea to the Pacific Ocean, we explore how this underwater marvel is becoming a key part of the solution to both hunger and climate change. Tune in to hear about the surprising history of edible seaweed with Recipes for Change chef JP McMahon and learn about the regenerative potential of kelp farming with fisherman-turned-CEO Bren Smith. Featuring Sea Briganti, Rebecca Gouldhurst, JP McMahon, and Bren Smith.
    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:
    https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/-/podcast-episode-53
    Eat Like a Fish by Bren SmithGreenWaveThe Seaweed ForagerFood On The EdgeCava BodegaAniar - Contemporary Irish Michelin-starred Restaurant in Galway cityAdvancing the planet towards a plastic-free future

    • 34 min
    Navigating Marine Biodiversity for a Better Tomorrow

    Navigating Marine Biodiversity for a Better Tomorrow

    Marine biodiversity is a precious resource – but it has longer been under threat. Today's coral reefs, for example, cover half the area they did in 1950, and nearly 10% of marine life is at risk of extinction.
    How can we support small-scale producers who rely on the sea for an income, while protecting it? From aquaculture to the blue economy, we tackle pressing questions about farming and marine life, especially in the context of climate change. We ask experts how coastal communities around the world can safeguard our oceans’ staggering biodiversity while producing food.
    Featuring Martina O’Brien, Richard Abila, Mahoussi Assocle, Satu Santala, Paolo Silveri, and Audrey Tchoundi.
    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:
    https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/-/podcast-episode-52
    World Wildlife organization ocean initiativesNational Biodiversity Data Centre A Heritage Council Programme, Documenting Ireland's WildlifeInclusive Blue Economy ProjectFisheries and aquacultureIFAD WebsiteInclusive Blue Economy Project

    • 31 min
    A Bright New Year for Agriculture

    A Bright New Year for Agriculture

    In our final episode of the year, we hear from a range of climate leaders and how they plan to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges. IFAD Vice-President Gérardine Mukeshimana gives insight into the challenges faced by rural people, followed by fellow IFAD colleagues explaining how we can improve the lives of small-scale farmers.
    Xenya Scanlon from UNCCD, tells us about the ongoing battle to combat desertification and what’s in store for 2024. The Secretary General of CITES, Ivonne Higuero, talks to us about human-wildlife coexistence and sustainable species harvesting. Then UNEP’s James Lomax, outlines the 2024 goals for ecosystem preservation. David Ainsworth from CBD explains the balance between conserving biodiversity and global food needs. We introduce you to our newest Recipes for Change chef, Sophie Grigson. Max Cotton updates us on what life is like on a small-scale farm. Finally, Ludovic Larbodière from IUCN discusses water-intensive farming challenges and our Recipes for Change chefs conclude our episode with their holiday wishes for 2024.
    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:
    https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/-/podcast-episode-51

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Investing in a Climate-Resilient Future

    Investing in a Climate-Resilient Future

    COP28 is just around the corner – our 50th episode focuses on small-scale farmers and their resilience in the face of climate change. Discover how the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) strengthens rural communities.
    Jahan-Zeb Chowdhury runs us through IFAD’s initiatives for COP28, followed by climate experts Hisham Zehni and Flavia Perusini. Next up, we take a closer look at the results of ASAP-funded projects: Roshan Cooke tells us all about the latest developments in Nepal and Philippe Remy highlights how incorporating innovative solutions such as the use of biodigesters can promote climate-resilience. We speak to Claus Reiner about the first-ever IFAD-funded project in the heart of Brazil's Maranhão forest, in the Amazon. To conclude, journey back in time with us to revive some of the most inspiring moments and favourite interviews from the podcast.
    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:
    https://www.ifad.org/en/podcasts/episode50

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Harvesting Equality in Rural Households

    Harvesting Equality in Rural Households

    Rural women are at the heart of the agricultural world. Yet many inequalities persist. Tshering Choden explains how IFAD is actively combatting these existing inequalities. On this note, Philippe Remy follows with captivating success stories from Malawi.
    In Latin America, rural women’s leaders speak about closing the gender gap in decision-making. This month we’re also launching a new mini-series on the ACUA Programme with Ilse Loango from Colombia. Then we talk to Hadija Jabiri, founder of EatFresh, about empowering female farmers to address gender inequality, and to Judy Ling Wong, Honorary President of the Black Environmental Network, about the role of diversity in rural spaces. To wrap up this episode, Claire Somerville, Executive Director of the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute, tells us about the disparities between gender and global health in rural communities.
    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.
    https://www.ifad.org/en/podcasts/episode49

    • 1 hr 5 min

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