Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF)

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFS-RF) is a collaborative program of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and IDRC valued at CA $61 654 707 (CIDA: CA $50 000 000; IDRC: CA $11 654 707).

The program will finance applied research that seeks to solve food security challenges on the ground in the developing world. Researchers from institutions in Canada and developing countries will work in partnership to reduce postharvest losses, increase the genetic potential of crops, develop new livestock vaccines, strengthen crop resilience, increase the nutritional value of crops and control infectious diseases in crops and animals, among other things.

The program will target women farmers as primary agents of change, in recognition of their key role in sustainable agricultural development.

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Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

End Date

Thursday, November 27, 2014


58 months

IDRC Officer

Tiessen, Kevin

Total funding

CA$ 2,451,813




Agriculture and Food Security