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IDRC believes that research and innovation hold the keys to progress in developing countries. Our programs respond to evolving priorities in a fast-changing world by fostering science and innovation, strengthening health systems, boosting agricultural production and food security, and promoting equitable growth.

Working with some of the brightest minds in Canada and the developing world, we focus on achieving results.

Here you will find results of recent projects and activities.

To view results of earlier research, visit our Digital Library.

And you can read about recent and current research in articles on the Publications page.

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Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

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...

Evaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil

​Effectively evaluating gender-focused programming is vital to improving the socio-economic status and well-being of women and to building gender equality. The Mulheres Mil program, meaning “a thousand strong women,” was a pilot project between the...

Ecohealth Conferences: Events Highlights

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...

Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin America

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...

Helping communities control leishmaniasis in rural Tunisia

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...

Preventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements

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...

Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

Ongoing research in Malawi shows that agro-ecological farming strategies—especially intercropping with legumes—bring many benefits in the context of climate change: healthier soils, improved nutrition, and more resilient farming systems. According...

Reducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the largest source of human-caused mercury emissions, surpassing even coal-burning. With more than 15 million small-scale gold miners operating in more than 70 countries today, finding a way to reduce...

Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries

The "brain flow" between Canada and China involves the movement of Chinese students, researchers, and faculty to Canadian educational institutions, and their return to the Chinese workforce. This rotation is producing a new push-pull...

Reducing liver fluke transmission in northeastern Thailand

A new model tested in northeastern Thailand shows that a multi-pronged approach—combining treatment, ecosystem monitoring, and community mobilization—can effectively tackle the transmission of liver flukes. Raw fish with spiced salad—koi pla—is a...

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