Current food systems are unable to meet the needs of millions of people who experience hunger, miss key micronutrients, suffer from diet-related chronic diseases, and are highly vulnerable to environmental stressors.
This project will support the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE2) partnership by covering the operational costs (including salaries and benefits), office expenses and travel of project-paid positions required to implement the program.
Current food systems are unable to meet the needs of millions of people who suffer from hunger, micronutrient deficiencies or diet-related chronic diseases and are highly vulnerable to environmental stressors.
Lakes provide essential natural resources for populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), but there is growing concern of contamination with antimicrobial resistant (AMR) determinants from animal and human sources, especially beta-lactams and carbapenems that are the cornerstone of human antimicrobial therapy.
IDRC and the Rockefeller Foundation are partnering on a new initiative, Catalyzing Change for Healthy Sustainable Food Systems, that is building new evidence for governments and other food-systems stakeholders in Africa.
Colistin is considered a last-resort antimicrobial for treatment of infections with multidrug-resistant bacteria, classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ‘highest prioritized, critically important for human medicine’.
Based on experience in farmer participatory crop breeding and seed-delivery systems in Africa, this project will support national public crop-breeding teams to conduct crop-variety trials of a range of food crops on-station and on-farm, allowing for the best-suited crop varieties to be officially released for seed production and supply to farmers.
Climate change, armed conflict, environmental fragility, and weak governance – and the impact these have on natural resource-based livelihoods – are among the key drivers of both crisis and poverty for communities in some of the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-affected countries.
This project aims to strength individual and institutional capacities in selected African countries to analyze and transform food systems to deliver food security, nutrition, food safety, and human and environmental health in a gender-equitable manner.
Human pressure on the environment and climate change have increased the possibility for multi-species contact, zoonosis (the transmission of disease between animals and humans), and the emergence of infectious pathogens and outbreaks.