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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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Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in Bolivia

​Fish are an important source of protein, micronutrients, and fatty acids, and have great potential to improve food security and rural livelihoods. Bolivia, a country without access to the sea, has one of the lowest rates of fish consumption in the...


News

Update: Call for proposals—Scaling Up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations

12/02/2015

  Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada have launched the 2015 open call for proposals under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.   This open competitive call for...

IDRC announces scale-up of three ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries

23/01/2015

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) announced three new projects to help prevent livestock diseases and post-harvest fruit losses that affect millions of farmers around the world. These projects build on successful...

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...

Latest Results

​Fish are an important source of protein, micronutrients, and fatty acids, and have great potential to improve food security and rural livelihoods. Bolivia, a country without access to the sea, has one of the lowest rates of fish consumption in the...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian AmazonHealthy children, healthy nation — tackling the obesity problemHealthier, more nutritious potatoes improve food security in Colombia

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​Rural and peri-urban areas of the Bolivian Amazon basin are known for high levels of food insecurity and poverty.  But the high nutritional value of Amazon fish can make a significant contribution to food security and the local economy. In 2011, a...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in Bolivia Improving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian AmazonHealthy children, healthy nation — tackling the obesity problemHealthier, more nutritious potatoes improve food security in Colombia

Latest Results

Despite great diversity in freshwater fish, Bolivia has one of the lowest levels of per capita fish consumption in the world. The Government of Bolivia has recognized the potential contributions that fish can make for food security and has created a...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basin Family fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian AmazonHealthy children, healthy nation — tackling the obesity problemHealthier, more nutritious potatoes improve food security in Colombia

Latest Results

The high and growing incidence of obesity among young children and adolescents is an alarming trend throughout the Caribbean. Influencing eating behaviours in early childhood to tackle poor diets and inadequate physical activity, however, can have a...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon Healthy children, healthy nation — tackling the obesity problemHealthier, more nutritious potatoes improve food security in Colombia

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The potato is one of Colombia's most important staple foods and a significant source of low-cost calories for families. However, yellow potato varieties grown in the Nariño region in southern Colombia are low-yielding and highly susceptible to late...
Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinFamily fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian AmazonHealthy children, healthy nation — tackling the obesity problem Healthier, more nutritious potatoes improve food security in Colombia
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