In 2009, IDRC and the Canadian International Development Agency (now part of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada) launched the five-year CA$62 million Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact in the Sahel region of West Africa, which is already facing several protracted crises, including environmental degradation, poverty, conflict, rural exodus, and gender inequality.
The Agricultural Model Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is the research initiative of a consortium led by Columbia University, together with other North American, European, and Southern research institutes.
The pressing issue of widespread unemployment among youth across Africa and the economic marginalization that results from many years of "jobless growth" is linked to civil unrest and a host of social ills.
Despite notable progress to reduce poverty and malnutrition in Peru through a series of government interventions over the past decade, anemia among women and children in rural areas of the Andes is still a major challenge for social protection and national development programs.
IDRC’s continued support to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s (CGIAR) programming created a strategic opportunity to provide insight and guidance on gender equality practices, both within research and within the workplace.