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Using Community Land Rights to Build Local Governance and Reduce Land Conflicts

In the past five years, commercial interest and investments in agricultural land have intensified in quantity, speed, and size over the past five years, with demand for land in Africa particularly high. Yet, while the supply of fertile land …

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Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, or the Internet, radio is an essential part of their daily...


News

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...

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...

Events

IDRC Forum - Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in Africa

11/06/2014

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conférence de Montréal) IDRC Forum on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:30 a.m. to noon Fairmont Queen Elizabeth 900 René Lévesque Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in...

Highlight: Edmonton Dialogue on food security

30/04/2014

Experts from around the world gathered in Edmonton, Alberta from April 30 to May 2, 2014 to share their advances in combating hunger and malnutrition. Canadian and developing-country researchers and policy advisors from universities...

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For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, or the Internet, radio is an essential part of their daily...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan KariaNet: Insights on knowledge sharing Research on food security makes a difference for African womenWomen turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep

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Solar-powered fruit and vegetable driers are helping residents of southeastern Bhutan’s remote villages increase their food security and improve livelihoods from the sale of their products.   This is one of many projects undertaken by the Samdrup...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Solar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan KariaNet: Insights on knowledge sharing Research on food security makes a difference for African womenWomen turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep

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KariaNet is a regional network improving knowledge-sharing on agriculture and rural development, to help the rural poor in the Middle East overcome poverty. KariaNet drew practitioners and farmers together in 10 countries in the region, equipping...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan KariaNet: Insights on knowledge sharing Research on food security makes a difference for African womenWomen turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep

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There is ample evidence that addressing gender inequalities and empowering women are vital to meeting the challenges of improving food and nutrition security, and enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty.A central objective of the Canadian...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan KariaNet: Insights on knowledge sharing Research on food security makes a difference for African womenWomen turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep

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Raising sheep is an important economic activity in Mali, especially for women. But fodder shortages and high feed costs limit sheep production, especially during the dry season. Canadian and Malian researchers have found that the leaves of three...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan KariaNet: Insights on knowledge sharing Research on food security makes a difference for African women Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep
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