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Agriculture and Environment

Agriculture and Environment

Food, water, and a healthy environment are essential to human well-being. They are also building blocks for more sustainable and equitable development. But these resources are threatened around the world—more so in developing countries.
Canadian Partnerships

Canadian Partnerships

IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships program supports scientific, academic, and development communities in Canada to work on complex global issues, often with partners based in developing countries.
Donor Partnerships

Donor Partnerships

To create healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies, strong partnerships with other donor organizations are essential. IDRC’s Donor Partnerships Division helps develop relationships with research funders and international...
Evaluation

Evaluation

Evaluation is integral to IDRC’s work. It forms an important part of the evidence base for understanding how research contributes to solving development problems. IDRC strives to be an accountable learning organization by conducting formal...
Fellowships and Awards

Fellowships and Awards

IDRC’s Fellowships and Awards program supports Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries to acquire more practical and research-oriented knowledge. From graduate students conducting applied research with African...
Global Health Policy

Global Health Policy

Fair access to health and health care is an essential component of a healthy society. IDRC’s Research for Health Equity program supports research in developing countries that targets the root causes of inequity and poor health. We also fund research...
Science and Innovation

Science and Innovation

Science, technology, and innovation (STI) can drive economic growth, help solve social and environmental problems, and reduce poverty. All countries need to develop the capacity to produce and use science and technology themselves, and adapt...
Social and Economic Policy

Social and Economic Policy

Public policy can help reduce poverty and promote greater social equity in developing countries. Strong, informed policies can help establish more stable economies with decent work opportunities for the poor, build peaceful societies, and advance...

Latest Results

​Fish are an important source of protein, micronutrients, and fatty acids, and have great potential to improve food security and rural livelihoods. Bolivia, a country without access to the sea, has one of the lowest rates of fish consumption in the...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technologyChina’s next economic plan focuses on peopleFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon

Latest Results

​Rural and peri-urban areas of the Bolivian Amazon basin are known for high levels of food insecurity and poverty.  But the high nutritional value of Amazon fish can make a significant contribution to food security and the local economy. In 2011, a...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in Bolivia Improving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technologyChina’s next economic plan focuses on peopleFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon

Latest Results

A robust network of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by increased access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basin Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technologyChina’s next economic plan focuses on peopleFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon

Latest Results

As its economic growth rate slows, China also faces a widening rural-urban divide and increasing income inequality. To confront these challenges and prepare for the next planning cycle, China’s top economic planning agency invited the Asian...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon

Latest Results

Despite great diversity in freshwater fish, Bolivia has one of the lowest levels of per capita fish consumption in the world. The Government of Bolivia has recognized the potential contributions that fish can make for food security and has created a...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technologyChina’s next economic plan focuses on people Family fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon
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