In this month's segment, the Global Donor Platform's Michelle Tang continues her role as co-host of IFAD's FARMS. FOOD. FUTURE. podcast.

"FARMS. FOOD. FUTURE" is the podcast of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Rural women are at the heart of agriculture – yet they’ve less resources, time and decision-making power than men. So how does IFAD combat gender inequality in rural communities? Tshering Choden from the Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division explains, followed by Country Director Philippe Remy on how success stories from Malawi can be implemented in Tunisia. In Latin America rural women leaders discuss closing the gender gap.

This month, Ilse Loango launches a mini-series on Fundación ACUA, a non-profit that works to promote the empowerment of Afro-descendants in Latin America. EatFresh founder Hadija Jabiri talks about female empowerment on farms and Judy Ling Wong, Honorary President of the Black Environmental Network, about diversity in rural communities. Wrapping up, Claire Somerville of the Geneva Graduate Institute discusses gender disparity.

Podcast hosts are Michelle Tang and Brian Thomson.




Maurizio Navarra

Secretariat Coordinator at the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome/Italy


Michelle Tang

Secretariat Communications at the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome/Italy