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July 6th, 2018 / African Farming

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched the world’s first web-based tool, designed to collect and share agriculture and rural development solutions implemented in developing countries.

The main objective of the rural solutions portal is to promote the uptake of successful innovative agricultural and rural practices, technologies and methodologies across diverse contexts to support development in rural communities and rural transformation. The portal is a major commitment by IFAD to advance the “Brasilia Declaration and Action Agenda,” adopted during the International Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) held in Brasilia in November 2017.

“Common challenges can be addressed by common solutions,” said Ashwani K Muthoo, director of global engagement and multilateral relations at IFAD, at the first presentation of the platform to government officials, development partners and representatives of diplomatic missions in India. “The potential for smallholder farmers, development practitioners and institutions from the Global South to learn from each other is immense, and the first step is sharing information about what works.” Read more