CultiAF-funded project uses gender-inclusive financing, certification of processed fish products, improved access to formal markets, and promotion of community-level gender equality to reduce post-harvest aquaculture losses.
Research in Action
Food and Agriculture
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has approved new standards to support the development of insect-derived protein-rich food products for human consumption — a promising boost for insect farmers in Kenya.
IDRC, in partnership with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), is looking for innovative ideas to address the challenge of reducing food loss within value chains of the Global South.
With face to face interactions restricted or no longer possible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) research teams in Kenya and Mozambique are finding new ways to use digital technologies to continue working with their beneficiaries.
IDRC is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to advance the generation and use of context-specific evidence that will drive changes in food systems and enable healthy and sustainable diets in eastern Africa.
Women in science are underrepresented on a global scale. According to data from the International Food Policy Research Institute, women account for only 27% of researchers in low and middle-income countries.
IDRC’s Innovative Veterinary Solutions for Antimicrobial Resistance (InnoVet-AMR) team will join scientists and researchers from around the world for the 3rd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Thailand from December 16–18.
IDRC invests in evidence, innovations, and policies to improve health and prevent chronic diseases through healthier food systems in low- and middle-income countries—more than CA$20 million in support of over 35 projects.