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What is remarkable in light of the trajectories of gender and development in theory and practice is the persistence of gender inequity across all social and economic spheres, including agriculture and food security. This gender synthesis of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund...

While the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) Phase 2 project portfolio has already made strong contributions to people's diet quality and nutrition, its latent potential contribution may be an order of magnitude greater – particularly if the momentum can be sustained,...

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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