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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

Raising sheep is an important economic activity in Mali, especially for women. But fodder shortages and high feed costs limit sheep production, especially during the dry season. Canadian and Malian researchers have found that the leaves of three...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseResilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseResilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

From refugee camps in Jordan and Sudan, to natural disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, to famines from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, conflicts and natural disasters occurring in the last several decades have pushed the global humanitarian system to...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseResilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

Research shows that indigenous chicken are a strategic component of building resilience in semi-arid Kenya. Kenyan and Canadian experts and a network of hundreds of farmer groups improved poultry management as part of research to adapt to...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response Resilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

Demand for fresh indigenous vegetables in Nigeria has increased considerably thanks to a research team comprising Nigerian and Canadian researchers. Radio programs in the local language have raised awareness of the nutrition and income benefits of...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseResilient poultry management for women in Kenya Nigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables
Research ethics: IDRC’s principles
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