Building lasting solutions to reduce global hunger
Innovative research partnerships are helping smallholder farmers produce healthier food, earn higher incomes, and promote sustainable agriculture
CIFSRF: Investing in solutions that work
The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) invests in applied research addressing the critical challenge of global hunger.
Together with partners in developing countries, CIFSRF tests and scales up practical solutions to increase food production, raise incomes for farming families, and improve nutrition throughout the Global South.
Solutions can take the form of products, technologies, methods, and practices with the potential to improve food availability, access, and use. The types of solutions include:
- Animal vaccines
- Climate-resilient agricultural practices
- Crop disease control strategies
- Improved seeds
- Knowledge sharing services
- Post-harvest technologies
- Sustainable agribusiness models
- Nutritious foods
Turning research into solutions
CIFSRF works with leading security and nutrition experts and hundreds of thousands of farmers to create concrete solutions to global hunger.
- Partnering: Our researchers partner with farmers, civil society organizations, governments, and private sector companies to address the needs of farmers.
- Testing: Our projects combine cutting-edge science with local knowledge to develop tools, business models, and practices that benefit men and women smallholder farmers.
- Scaling: Our partners explore ways to deploy and ensure the adoption of more than 60 food security and nutrition solutions to benefit millions of people in developing countries.
- Informing: Our research results inform the development of improved policies and programs.
CIFSRF solutions increase production, access, and consumption of safe and nutritious food
Mobile phones and marketing for vitamin A
Reducing food losses after harvest
Healthy pulses, healthy soil
More nutritious potatoes
CIFSRF | 2009 – 2018
CA$124 million in funding
40 Southern organizations
20 Canadian organizations
325 supported graduate students