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This paper evaluates the contribution of Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) Phase 2 projects to the generation of income for project participants, and the lessons that may be derived from that experience. Measures taken were effective; they worked because they were...

Research is uncovering the barriers that prevent women from accessing primary healthcare and taking steps to overcome them.
Soap-opera-style videos are educating couples in northern Nigeria about maternal and child health.

Post-harvest losses contribute several billions of dollars worldwide, in both developed and developing nations. Fruits and vegetables are one of the most highly perishable produce due to their tenderness that results in very short shelf life. Most fruits develop some sort of post-harvest '...

This paper synthesises the findings from analysis of 6 projects in the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) Phase 2. It provides an evaluation of the projects and assesses their impact on food security; considers to what extent the CIFSRF projects have contributed to...

The emphasis in Phase 2 was to harness the best of the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to expand The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) research portfolio so that innovations reach more people and have a greater impact globally to improve food security. The...

The strongest information campaigns and campaign materials result from a communication for development approach, supporting active engagement with the target audience from the outset. Additional investment can deliver appropriate and timely targeted materials and messages that are rooted in the...