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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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Fish on farms combat dietary deficits in Cambodia

Fish on farms combat dietary deficits in Cambodia

In Cambodia’s Prey Veng province, farmers play a vital role in testing a new agricultural system designed to eliminate an epidemic of “hidden hunger” in the region.   The farmers are learning to build and maintain ponds where they raise fish for...


IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria


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...

Governor General visits Canadian-funded food security project in India


During the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to India, IDRC President Jean Lebel presented the work of researchers who are helping to reintroduce nutritious millets and ease women’s workload with a simple dehuller.Small millets have much to...

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