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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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Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases

In southwestern Uganda, population growth, climate change, and agricultural policies have reduced access to grazing and water points, forcing pastoralists to adopt sedentary lifestyles in and around wildlife conservation areas. This has led to more...


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

In southwestern Uganda, population growth, climate change, and agricultural policies have reduced access to grazing and water points, forcing pastoralists to adopt sedentary lifestyles in and around wildlife conservation areas. This has led to more...
Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”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

Latest Results

Extensive areas of sub-Saharan, particularly East Africa, are vulnerable to the long-term consequences of climate change and the short-term increase in climate variability. With IDRC support, researchers from the Africa Innovations Institute set out...
Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”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

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...
Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor” 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

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...
Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”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 Nepal

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...
Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”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 Nepal
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