The Rural Solutions Portal is a user-friendly repository of knowledge and information about innovative solutions, success stories and case studies in agriculture and rural development.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today 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 key 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, IFAD Director of Global Engagement and Multilateral Relations, at the first presentation of the platform to Government officials, development partners and representatives of diplomatic missions in New Delhi, India, today. "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."
Developing countries share common challenges related to food security, the management of scarce natural resources, household nutrition, climate change and the marginalization of rural communities. Often, solutions that work in a specific environment can be adapted and successfully replicated in another.
[Screenshot from Rural Solutions Portale | home page]