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Treating and reusing water from sinks and baths has helped many small farming families in the Middle East deal with an extreme water shortage. This, in turn, has significantly boosted their incomes. The success of IDRC-supported household “greywater” projects in Jordan, Lebanon, and the West Bank has also moved national governments and international agencies to incorporate greywater reuse into long-term plans to combat the region’s deepening water crisis.
A proven model improves farmer access to low-cost innovations that increase crop diversity and yields.
Côte d’Ivoire farmers finally know what’s killing their coconuts — and how to control it.
An international meeting brought gender to the forefront of efforts to register and count life events.
Local business solutions are combating vitamin A deficiency and spurring economic growth in rural areas.
New farming ventures are improving incomes, health, and family cohesion in Cambodia.
IDRC funds research that supports gender equality and facilitates women’s empowerment.
What the Global South’s most comprehensive mobile and Internet use database says about gender.
Two Myanmar students developed their capacity for high-quality research at the University of British Columbia.

Around the world, discriminatory legislation prevents women from accessing their human rights. It can affect almost every aspect of a woman's life, including the right to choose a partner, inherit property, hold a job, and obtain child custody. Often referred to as family law, these laws have...