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Research Consortium for the Development of Agriculture in Haiti

Even before it was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010, Haiti's children suffered some of the worst rates of undernutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to UNICEF, in 2005, one out of every three children under five was …

Latest Result

Using smartphones to improve animal health and food security

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...


News

IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria

07/04/2014

Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural...

IDRC in the News – April 2014

07/04/2014

Multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development announced four multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change in Africa and Asia. IDRC President Jean Lebel says the research under...

Events

Asia Workshop on Communicating Research for Policy Influence: Gender and Food Security

10/02/2014

A 5-day workshop on Communicating Gender and Food Security Research Outcomes for Policy Influence will take place in Mysore, India from February 10-14, 2014. The workshop will be attended by researchers from five Canadian International Food Security...

Event and live webcast
Dr Lorne Babiuk, recipient of
a 2013 Killam Prize in Health Sciences,
2012 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

08/10/2013

Reducing the global impact of infectious diseases through vaccinationLorne Babiuk, vice-president of research at the University of Alberta and a member of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, is an internationally recognized...

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...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

Livestock ownership plays a vital role in ensuring that households have a more diversified, higher-protein diet. But research has shown that the extent to which livestock contributes to food security depends on household dynamics — whether women own...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food security Examining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

Women's participation in livestock markets can help improve their welfare and that of their families. Understanding how and why women participate can help identify ways of increasing their participation and the benefits. Research on this issue...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food security Participating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

While women make up more than 40% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, they control less land than men and are less likely to use purchased inputs such as fertilizers. They also participate less in agricultural markets as a...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfare Mainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

When they manage their incomes, women can increase their bargaining power, reduce domestic violence, and improve the nutritional status of their children. But it is often difficult for women to participate in markets because of limited mobility, the...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock research Improving women's participation in livestock markets
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