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Solutions for a food-secure future

October 5, 2016
Women on a farm in Kenya
Sven Torfinn / Panos

IDRC supports Canada’s commitment to help millions of people in developing countries lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

Through the Centre’s Agriculture and Food Security program, IDRC invested more than CAD$179 million from 2009-2015 to develop, test, and scale up solutions that improve food security and nutrition in the developing world.

IDRC is making significant contributions to increase agricultural productivity, improve nutrition, and raise the incomes of men and women smallholder farmers. IDRC is accomplishing this through joint partnerships with Global Affairs Canada and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Our efforts have contributed to:

Agriculture and food security: Investing in solutions that work

A woman cutting wheat in Ethiopia

Improving food security and nutrition through research

Through partnerships, IDRC is helping build more effective agricultural systems, produce more nutritious food, and create economic opportunities for smallholder farmers, most of them women.
Farming women

Scaling up: Expanding the impact of food security and nutrition innovation

IDRC is scaling up proven food security and nutrition solutions to benefit millions of people and building knowledge on gender-sensitive research approaches.