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Farms. Food. Future.

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.

Sep 25, 2023

In this episode, we’re tackling malnutrition. In the spotlight we have an intriguing report on obesity in developing countries. Then we speak to IFAD's Lead Technical Specialist on Nutrition, Joyce Njoro, about the factors driving food inflation and its impact on access to healthy diets. Also in episode 48,...


Aug 28, 2023

The future of farming lies with young farmers and rural youth. But how do we go about engaging young people in agriculture to enhance productivity and empower individuals. That's the question we want answers to in this podcast. First we talk to IFAD’s lead youth expert, Rahul Antao. We also hear from Mollie Brennan...


Jul 31, 2023

This month we take a deep dive on the issue of remittances and how money sent home can be a force for good in rural development. We talk to IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances Pedro de Vasconcelos. Also Bibiana Vasquez speaks to regional work on remittances in Africa. And we hear from David Berno an expert on...


Jun 19, 2023

In this podcast we are looking at Small Island Developing States (SIDS), food security and climate change. We talk to IFAD climate specialist Oliver Page, and we also hear from IFAD projects working with SIDS in the Philippines, Haiti and Tonga.

July sees the UN’s Food Systems Summit Stocktake taking place in Rome....


May 29, 2023

We’re turning the spotlight on the Near East and North Africa to look at one of the major issues facing the region – water scarcity. With the UN’s climate summit later this year – COP28 – taking place in the United Arab Emirates – water scarcity and food security are top of the agenda. In the podcast we’ll...