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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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Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas

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...


News

IDRC grantee Benalaya appointed director of the École supérieure d’agriculture Mograne, in Tunisia

04/09/2014

IDRC is pleased to congratulate IDRC grantee Abdallah Benalaya on his recent appointment as director of the École supérieure d'agriculture Mograne (ESAM), in Tunisia. For the past two years Benalaya has served as lead of the IDRC-funded Virtual...

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...

Events

Highlight: Research to feed Africa symposium highlights practical solutions

23/06/2014

More than 120 food security researchers gathered recently to share research findings and practical solutions aimed at improving the productivity, income, and nutrition of African smallholder farmers.   Researchers from Canada and nine African...

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...

Latest Results

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...
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 smartHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farms

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...
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 smartHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farms

Latest Results

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...
Strengthening 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 smartHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farms

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...
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 Home gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowermentImproving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farms

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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...
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 smartHome gardens and fishponds for nourishment and empowerment Improving womens' lives in Cambodia through fish on farms
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