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IDRC announces scale-up of three ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) announced three new projects to help prevent livestock diseases and post-harvest fruit losses that affect millions of farmers around the world. These projects build on successful...

Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program

Canada’s International Development Research Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) are pleased to announce the launch of the Canada-Israel Health Research Program. For...

New Vice-President of Corporate Strategy and Communications

Joanne Charette is IDRC’s new Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Communications. Charette's extensive public affairs and strategic communication experience includes, most recently, her role as Communications Advisor and Official Spokesperson to...

IDRC Governor Xue Lan named Senior International Associate with Institute of Development Studies

IDRC Governor Xue Lan has accepted an invitation from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to become a Senior International Associate in the “Rising Powers in International Development” program.IDS is a leading global institution for...

Pre-announcement: New CIFSRF call for proposals in 2015

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) are pleased to provide advanced notice about the upcoming 2015 Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) Open Call...

New research to address food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa

IDRC and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have announced five new projects to be supported under the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund.CultiAF, a four-year, $15-million partnership between the two agencies...

Three new international research projects to address world hunger

IDRC and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) have announced three new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).   A $124-million fund, CIFSRF works to increase food security...

Former IDRC grantee wins design for living award for work in urban agriculture

Vikhram Bhatt, a McGill University architecture professor and former IDRC grantee, has won the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize. Bhatt was recognized for his decades-long work on minimum-cost housing and for more recent work on urban...

Governor General views Canadian-funded rural development efforts in Colombia

IDRC President Jean Lebel was on hand during the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to Colombia to present an exciting Canadian-funded initiative that is helping to fight poverty and malnutrition in that country.   His Excellency the Right...

Lusaka workshop focuses on CultiAF research to combat hunger in sub-Saharan Africa

The Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) fund held a joint regional workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, October 29-31, 2014 that brought together the principal investigators and representatives of participating organizations from selected projects.   ...

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