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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

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements

Latest Results

From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements

Latest Results

Research shows that an integrated approach to dengue control—focusing on ecological, biological, and social factors—can reduce vector densities while empowering communities to tackle the conditions that put them at risk. Dengue is a worldwide public...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEcohealth Conferences: Events Highlights Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements

Latest Results

As climate change and irrigation pressures mount in rural Tunisia, a multi-faceted research effort is giving rural communities the knowledge and tools to stem a growing tide of infection. Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) is on the move. This...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin America Helping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements

Latest Results

Research in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras confirms that low cost and locally sustainable home improvements provide a sustainable means of controlling the spread of Chagas disease.It begins with mild symptoms—typically aches, fever, and...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia Preventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements
Research ethics: IDRC’s principles
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