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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...

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

Some non-profits and social sector organizations are recognizing the value of advanced data analysis and statistical modelling: collecting more detailed data can create more successful outcomes. This case study describes a pioneering social enterprise that used statistics to define key...

Social enterprises face many challenges in achieving scale. A "social franchise" such as Farm Shop combines the principles of business franchising (a replicable business system that reduces risk for entrepreneurs), with a social objective such as improving lives of smallholder farmers, thereby...

The sustainable agriculture kits (SAKNepal) project tested a model for scaling up kits of seed packages, tools and agronomic innovations to reduce female drudgery, increase crop production/income, and enhance environmental sustainability for 25,000+ hillside terrace farm households in Nepal....

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