COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
HOW IT WORKS
Empowering young people is one of the urgent measures to be taken to eradicate global poverty. Especially in rural areas, the lack of opportunities for young professionals means that, day after day, they leave their homes in search of work. Youth need to be provided with education and training to be able to be transformative agents in combating social vulnerability.
If in developed urban centers there are already few opportunities for education and work for women and people who do not identify with gender standards, in rural areas the situation is even more worrying. It is urgent to adopt measures that promote gender equality, making room for the inclusion and diversification of roles in agricultural activities.
There is no doubt left, if we do not act now the environmental damage caused by the unrestrained exploitation of natural resources will soon become irreversible. Replicating solutions that protect the environment is imperative for protecting rural communities, for ensuring food security and for transforming the scenario of an approaching global catastrophe.
RURAL SOLUTIONS PORTAL
IBRAF partners with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to strengthen the Rural Solutions Portal and IFAD's IT tracking systems to increase the uptake of rural development solutions.
The Rural Solutions Portal is a web-based knowledge-sharing platform that collects rural development solutions. These are innovations, technologies, processes and methodologies for the rural world. It is a platform available for anyone interested to consult.
Under the partnership, IBRAF is working to identify new solutions for IFAD’s platform coming from Latin America and the Caribbean and also matching them with organizations which can be replicators within the African continent.