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Think Tank Initiative and Think Tank Fund Peer Exchanges

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) and the Think Tank Fund (TTF) are partnering to support peer exchanges between think tanks in regions where the programs are active: Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe (the former Soviet …

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Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agriculture

The state of Punjab spearheaded the Green Revolution that has transformed Indian agriculture. Encouraged by price guarantees, expanded irrigation, and the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, Punjabi farmers have shifted toward intensive...


News

Eight science journalists win scholarships to attend Ecohealth 2014 conference in Montréal

22/07/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2014 Ecohealth Scholarships, an  international science journalist competition organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists.More than 200 journalists applied for the scholarships. The...

2014 John G. Bene Fellowship awarded to McGill student Theraesa Coyle

30/05/2014

​Theraesa Coyle, a graduate student in geography at McGill University, is the 2014 recipient of the John G. Bene Fellowship. Coyle’s research will examine traditional home gardens in Kerala, India. These gardens are among the most sophisticated...

Events

Highlight: Networking, new partnerships emerge as CARIAA's series of launch events wraps up in London

19/06/2014

Between March and June 2014, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) hosted a series of events to launch research and engagement by four consortia addressing adaptation in climate change hot spots. These...

Bridging adaptation projects in Africa with private-sector investment

10/11/2014

Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Given that many of these countries also face significant limitations in public sector resources, private-sector financing is expected to play an important role going...

Latest Results

The state of Punjab spearheaded the Green Revolution that has transformed Indian agriculture. Encouraged by price guarantees, expanded irrigation, and the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, Punjabi farmers have shifted toward intensive...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureAward-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy

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...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agriculture Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy

Latest Results

​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureAward-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy

Latest Results

One important challenge facing post-secondary institutions today is how to transform themselves into agents of sustainability. In the last decade, a number of initiatives in Canada set out strategies and forums to share experiences and best...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureAward-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Creating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and MexicoMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy

Latest Results

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to human development in Kenya. Extreme weather events in the form of droughts and floods are undermining the country's development planning as well as the socio-economic well-being of its...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureAward-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalCreating sustainable campuses: Sharing knowledge between Canada and Mexico Mainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy
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