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IFAD’s rural solutions

Rural Solutions is an IFAD video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries.

As natural resources become more scarce, herders who migrate seasonally have to travel long distances to find water and grazing land. Here is a solution to this from Senegal.

Without access to financial services, rural people can find themselves forever in debt to loan sharks. In this Indian fishing community, the solution to this is collective power.  Watch Fish Marketing Societies in India.

Biogas provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to power rural households – but biogas digesters are costly to set up, especially in remote areas. Here is a solution to this from Kenya.