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Research Consortium for the Development of Agriculture in Haiti

Even before it was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010, Haiti's children suffered some of the worst rates of undernutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to UNICEF, in 2005, one out of every three children under five was …

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Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep

Raising sheep is an important economic activity in Mali, especially for women. But fodder shortages and high feed costs limit sheep production, especially during the dry season. Canadian and Malian researchers have found that the leaves of three...


News

IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria

07/04/2014

Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural...

IDRC in the News – April 2014

07/04/2014

Multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development announced four multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change in Africa and Asia. IDRC President Jean Lebel says the research under...

Events

Asia Workshop on Communicating Research for Policy Influence: Gender and Food Security

10/02/2014

A 5-day workshop on Communicating Gender and Food Security Research Outcomes for Policy Influence will take place in Mysore, India from February 10-14, 2014. The workshop will be attended by researchers from five Canadian International Food Security...

Event and live webcast
Dr Lorne Babiuk, recipient of
a 2013 Killam Prize in Health Sciences,
2012 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

08/10/2013

Reducing the global impact of infectious diseases through vaccinationLorne Babiuk, vice-president of research at the University of Alberta and a member of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, is an internationally recognized...

Latest Results

Raising sheep is an important economic activity in Mali, especially for women. But fodder shortages and high feed costs limit sheep production, especially during the dry season. Canadian and Malian researchers have found that the leaves of three...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaResilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaResilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

South African and Canadian scientists are developing two innovative livestock vaccines that are affordable and heat-stable, while giving long-term protection.With the 5-in-1 vaccine, a single injection will protect goats, sheep, and cattle against...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security Five diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaResilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

Research shows that indigenous chicken are a strategic component of building resilience in semi-arid Kenya. Kenyan and Canadian experts and a network of hundreds of farmer groups improved poultry management as part of research to adapt to...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South Africa Resilient poultry management for women in KenyaNigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables

Latest Results

Demand for fresh indigenous vegetables in Nigeria has increased considerably thanks to a research team comprising Nigerian and Canadian researchers. Radio programs in the local language have raised awareness of the nutrition and income benefits of...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaResilient poultry management for women in Kenya Nigerian women reap benefits from indigenous vegetables
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