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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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New bean products to improve food security

​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...


News

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

27/04/2015

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) announced four new projects to make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries. These projects are part of an effort, launched in 2014, to scale up the most promising...

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...

Events

Highlight: Ensuring food security through cross-border collaboration

28/05/2015

​On May 26, 2015, IDRC held a roundtable on "Food Security for South Asian Regional Stability," in its Asia Regional Office in New Delhi. In attendance were Theressa de Haan, First Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs, High Commission...

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...

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...
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 AsiaZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

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​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...
New 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 AsiaZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

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...
New 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 AsiaZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

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...
New 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 AsiaZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

Latest Results

The potato is a staple of the local diet in Colombia. Government meal programs include yellow potatoes twice a week and white potatoes three times a week. In Nariño 25% of children under five years of age suffer from iron and zinc deficiency. The...
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 Zero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia
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