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Why labour markets are failing women — and what might improve their work opportunities.
Improving nutrition and health in the Caribbean by understanding food systems and taking policy action.
Cities in low-income countries are facing increasing threats of waterlogging and water contamination.
Beans are an important source of protein, especially for low- and middle-income households, but consumption is limited by the high energy and water requirements for cooking beans as well as the long cooking time of 2-3 hours.
Maize is Zimbabwe’s most important food staple, but traditional and conventional storage practices do not protect against major pests and pathogens.
Harnessing an entrepreneurial workforce to drive growth in agribusinesses and create decent employment.
In many sub-Saharan African countries, the poultry and fish industries are among the fastest-growing agribusinesses.
In Malawi, fish provide 70% of the animal protein in people’s diets.
Woman drying fish in a solar tent dryer in Barotse Floodplain

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest fish...

IDRC funds research that supports gender equality and facilitates women’s empowerment.