Food security and nutrition: Innovation helps the world's poor feed their families
Since its inception in 1970, IDRC has contributed to increased food security and better nutrition. Research to feed the poor has improved plant varieties, made farming practices more efficient, preserved environments, and brought technological innovation to small producers. IDRC has helped small farmers and food processing businesses enhance their livelihoods in a sustainable manner as they produce nutritious food that people can afford.
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Better cassava boosts food security
Efforts to improve one of the world’s most resilient staples — cassava — have paid off, with lasting and, in some instances, dramatic benefits. Plant breeding has increased this starchy root’s nutritional value and resistance to disease, saving countless lives as a result.
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