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Supporting Healthier Food Policies in Southeast Asia

Nearly one-quarter of the world's non-communicable disease deaths take place in Southeast Asia. This project will seek to address the problem through research on how policies can shape healthy food environments.

Death and disease in …

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Saving water by growing the right crops in Tunisia

​Tunisia is a country with limited water resources. While agriculture has always occupied an important social and economic place in the country’s development, small farmers in Tunisia are facing greater challenges due to water shortages. With...


News

Promoting livestock health and livelihoods for farmers in Africa and Asia

25/02/2016

​IDRC, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), launched the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF). This 5.5-year, $57 million partnership will improve the health of livestock and the livelihoods...

Government of Canada, IDRC collaborate to boost food security for Vietnamese children

14/12/2015

​Global Affairs Canada and IDRC are collaborating on an initiative to improve nutrition and food security for Vietnamese children. Malnutrition affects an estimated 780,000 children in Vietnam annually. Through the Canadian International Food...

Events

The Many Pluses of Pulses

07/04/2016

To celebrate the International Year of the Pulse, Global Affairs Canada Partnerships for Development Innovations Branch invites you to join us for a lively discussion about the many ‘pluses of pulses’ with leading Canadian and international experts...

Highlight: Knowledge-sharing meeting examines sustainability issues in Punjab

30/09/2015

The Centers for International Projects Trust (CIPT) organized a knowledge-sharing meeting on September 30, 2015 to highlight the major findings of the IDRC-supported project "Improving food and livelihood security in Punjab through...

Latest Results

​Tunisia is a country with limited water resources. While agriculture has always occupied an important social and economic place in the country’s development, small farmers in Tunisia are facing greater challenges due to water shortages. With...
Saving water by growing the right crops in TunisiaNew bean products to improve food securityWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceImproving food security in Latin America and the CaribbeanFood security research improves lives of communities in Southeast Asia

Latest Results

​New easy-to-cook bean products are set to improve food and nutrition security for low- and middle-income households in Kenya and Uganda. Researchers at Uganda's National Agricultural Research Organisation and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock...
Saving water by growing the right crops in Tunisia New bean products to improve food securityWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceImproving food security in Latin America and the CaribbeanFood security research improves lives of communities in Southeast Asia

Latest Results

​Gender issues are often overlooked in development agencies’ responses to food insecurity. Women’s organizations are an untapped resource with expertise in understanding how women and communities experience shocks and stresses. With a grant from...
Saving water by growing the right crops in TunisiaNew bean products to improve food security Women’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceImproving food security in Latin America and the CaribbeanFood security research improves lives of communities in Southeast Asia

Latest Results

​Around the world, food insecurity affects an estimated 850 million people. 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...
Saving water by growing the right crops in TunisiaNew bean products to improve food securityWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilience Improving food security in Latin America and the CaribbeanFood security research improves lives of communities in Southeast Asia

Latest Results

​Around the world, food insecurity affects an estimated 850 million people. Food security research supported by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF), is reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in rural communities in...
Saving water by growing the right crops in TunisiaNew bean products to improve food securityWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceImproving food security in Latin America and the Caribbean Food security research improves lives of communities in Southeast Asia
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