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Canadian International Food Security Research Fund
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Funding food security solutions
 
Around the world, a lack of food security affects an estimated one billion people. To meet global needs, food production must double by 2030. Yet while demand for food grows, so too do the mounting problems of environmental degradation, decreasing water resources, and loss of fertile soil.
 
At IDRC, improving food security through research is one of our key activities. To meet this goal, the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund supports applied research that combats hunger and poverty.

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Going West: Why the Canadian Prairies might hold the key to feeding a hungry world

Going West: Why the Canadian Prairies might hold the key to feeding a hungry world

More than two decades ago, southern Manitoba rancher and federal agriculture minister Charlie Mayer returned to Canada from a United Nations meeting in Rome troubled by what he had heard.   The topic at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

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IDRC announces the 2015 Research Awards

06/06/2014

IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues...

IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria

07/04/2014

Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural...

 
 
 
 
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