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Gender issues are often overlooked in development agencies’ responses to food insecurity. Women’s organizations are an untapped resource with expertise in understanding how women and communities experience shocks and stresses. With a grant from IDRC, Oxfam Canada explored how women’s...

Environmental and social systems in semi-arid regions are acutely vulnerable to climate change, experts agreed during a panel discussion in Paris in July.

The state of climate change adaptation globally is not well understood due to a dearth of organized approaches for tracking adaptation efforts, James Ford of Canada’s McGill University told experts at a global conference in Paris. He made the remarks during a penal at the July 2015 Our Common...

​Panellists at the July 2015 climate science forum in Paris, Our Common Future Under Climate Change, discussed progress and challenges indeveloping large-scale, effective flows for climate adaptation financing.

Thaven Naidoo of the Climate Technology Initiative Private Finance Advisory...

The informal sector is a major source of income for the urban poor. Migrants play a critical role in the informal economy, yet the importance of their role is often overlooked. Two new studies supported by IDRC seek to address this gap.

Compelling evidence from one project showed that key...

​New easy-to-cook bean products are set to improve food and nutrition security for low- and middle-income households in Kenya and Uganda. Researchers at Uganda's National Agricultural Research Organisation and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Institute have partnered with Canada’s...

​Latifa hails from an impoverished family in the Nefza region in northwest Tunisia. Like many women in the area, she struggles to make ends meet. Yet outside her home is a resource that can help lift her family out of poverty.

Pressing the fruits of the mastic shrub (Pistacia...

In Bolivia, local, sustainably sourced fish could be a good source of protein and help reduce food insecurity, as well as provide a new source of income for poor, rural populations.
TOWARD INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Not only do the poor have lower incomes, but more importantly, these incomes tend to be highly volatile.
It is widely acknowledged that INRM is a means of achieving the CGIAR’s multiple goals of food security, poverty alleviation, and protection of the natural environment.

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