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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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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

New research to address food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa

17/12/2014

IDRC and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have announced five new projects to be supported under the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund.CultiAF, a four-year, $15-million partnership between the two agencies...

Three new international research projects to address world hunger

15/12/2014

IDRC and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) have announced three new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).   A $124-million fund, CIFSRF works to increase food security...

Events

Highlight: Unleashing women’s potential to achieve Africa’s Green Revolution

01/09/2014

A recent session jointly organized by the African Union, UN Women, and Canada's International Development Research Centre brought together stakeholders to discuss how to reduce gender inequalities and support women smallholder farmers within...

Let’s grow food security worldwide

16/10/2014

To celebrate World Food Day, CARE Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invite you to a conference on world food security.    Some 805 million people around the world don’t have access to enough food to lead a...

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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 agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionSmall millets, big potential: diverse, nutritious, and climate smart

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Livestock diseases have a major impact on farmers’ lives in sub-Saharan Africa. South African and Canadian scientists are developing two livestock vaccines that will be affordable, heat-stable, and provide long-term protection against diseases.   ...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agriculture Five diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionSmall millets, big potential: diverse, nutritious, and climate smart

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Despite the success of research and development activities in integrating crop and livestock production, few West African communities are adopting these technologies. The challenge in promoting a mixed dairy and market garden farming system is...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionSmall millets, big potential: diverse, nutritious, and climate smart

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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...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionSmall millets, big potential: diverse, nutritious, and climate smart

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In developing countries, lack of dietary diversity is one of the key factors behind malnutrition and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes.   Small millets, grown as a complement to existing crops, could offer an answer...
Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition Small millets, big potential: diverse, nutritious, and climate smart
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