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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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Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

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...


News

New research proposals selected by the Cultivate Africa's Future fund

05/08/2014

The Governance Committee of the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) fund has chosen six projects from its September 2013 call for proposals. The six proposals focus on post-harvest management and productivity with nutritional outcomes and...

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

Asia-Pacific consultation on the role of family farming in the 21st century

07/08/2014

​A Regional Consultation for the Asia-Pacific region on the Role of Family Farming in the 21st Century: Achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025 will take place in Chennai, India, August 7-10, 2014. The event commemorates the UN International...

Research to Feed Africa Policy Dialogue slated for September 2014 in Addis Ababa

05/08/2014

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and its collaborating partners are pleased to announce a high-level policy dialogue on food, income, and nutrition security: Research to Feed Africa. Join us in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

Latest Results

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...
Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farmsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan

Latest Results

Working in three regions of India where local agricultural diversity is being lost to large-scale cash and industrial cropping, the Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition (APM) project aims to enhance food and nutrition security and build the...
Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition Home gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farmsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan

Latest Results

In Cambodia, rural diets typically lack protein and micronutrients, leading to high rates of stunting in children and anemia in women. Since 1998, Helen Keller International (HKI) has supported women in homestead-level production of nutrient-rich...
Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowerment Improving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farmsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan

Latest Results

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...
Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farms Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersSolar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan

Latest Results

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...
Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farmsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Solar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan
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