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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 27, 2021

We’re focusing on the upcoming UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting, which is taking place in China this October. With agriculture one of the major causes of biodiversity loss, IFAD's Jo Puri will be talking about how can we balance biodiversity conservation with agricultural development. And...


Aug 30, 2021

In this month’s edition we continue to focus on the first ever UN Food Systems Summit and we’ll be hearing from IFAD's President Gilbert Houngbo and hearing the messages for the Summit from farmers living in developing countries. We talk to Ertharin Cousin, one of the official Champions of the Summit, CEO and...


Jul 26, 2021

In this episode, we hear from IFAD’s Associate Vice President Donal Brown, who tells us about how IFAD is preparing for the UN’s Food System Summit and gives us updates on the COVID 19 crisis. We then cross over to Peru for the final part of our series on Women Leaders in Afro Caribbean Communities in South America,...


Jun 28, 2021

In this month's episode, we focus on food systems. Kicking off we have Martin Frick, Deputy Special Envoy for the Food Systems Summit, who tells us what exactly a food system is. We then check in with IFAD’s Associate Vice President Meike van Ginneken about IFAD's perspectives on the summit and what it can bring to...


May 31, 2021

In this episode we celebrate World Environment Day. IFAD’s Marie Haga and Jo Puri talk about how IFAD is balancing development and the environment when it comes to development. And then with Africa Climate Week coming up we have innovative tales from East and Southern Africa. Plus a new report on Nature Based...