The International Development Research Centre is launching five new research initiatives aimed at assessing COVID-19’s impact on food systems and informing responses to alleviate the impacts of future shocks such as COVID-19 on nutrition and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Rockefeller Foundation and IDRC are pleased to announce a new five-year, CA$11-million research funding partnership. “Catalyzing change for healthy and sustainable food systems” aims to improve quality of life for low-income and vulnerable people in East Africa who face the double burden of malnutrition and environmental threats like climate change.
IDRC and the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health have launched a call for research ideas to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, gender, and social equity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The annual World One Health Congress brings together stakeholders and advocates who strongly support an integrated approach to human, animal, and environmental health to address complex and urgent health threats. The main objectives of the platform are the fight against antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases.
The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the world's premiere forum for African agriculture, brings stakeholders together to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.
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.
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.
Extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves are threatening the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers across Africa — and they are projected to increase due to climate change.
Phase 1 of the INSFEED project established a strong scientific basis and demonstrated technical feasibility, economic profitability, and established standards to promote and guide the use of insects in animal feed in Kenya and Uganda.
The Metro Agri-food Living Lab model in Kenya aims to co-create knowledge and generate evidence on effective approaches to promote successful youth entrepreneurship among researchers, mentors, and entrepreneurs.
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.