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Policy makers are beginning to appreciate the constraints that unpaid care work imposes on both economic development and the empowerment of women in low-income countries. Empirical research on these topics is in its infancy but is already yielding significant results. This paper contextualizes...

IDRC has learned a great deal from its partners and grantees about how research can change the world.

Polyphenols are the most prevalent antioxidant phytochemicals with many health benefits ascribed to their use. An expansion of the global polyphenol economy is also due to the demand and application of polyphenols as food additives (e.g., in baked products, noodles, and pasta). This report...

Farm Shop acts as a social franchise rather than a traditional development project. In addition to providing a social good to end users, social franchises support local business owner-entrepreneurs through support systems built into the business model (management training, financing, supply...

This paper presents an overview of main findings of perspectives and lessons on integrating efficiently and effectively gender in research and development programs. These have been gleaned from the gender synthesis of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) undertaken by...

The project developed, tested and deployed two approaches for scaling up fertilizer micro-dosing innovations: the Satellite Dissemination Approach (SDA) and the Innovation Platform (IP). All project milestones were successfully achieved: indigenous vegetables were sustainably grown with...

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