Project profile — Canadian International Food Security Research Fund - Phase 2

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Canadian International Food Security Research Fund - Phase 2 - Overview
IDRC - International Development Research Centre (CA-CRA_ACR-2107511586)
2009-10-30 - 2015-03-31
Country / region • Sri Lanka (6.40%)
• Nepal (2.30%)
• Saint Kitts And Nevis (1.63%)
• Benin (0.90%)
• Cambodia (5.70%)
• Guyana (1.63%)
• Peru (6.70%)
• Trinidad And Tobago (5.00%)
• Mali (4.40%)
• Burkina-Faso (0.90%)
• India (16.10%)
• Saint Lucia (1.64%)
• South Africa (3.10%)
• Nigeria (5.70%)
• Niger (0.90%)
• Tanzania (3.30%)
• Ethiopia (5.10%)
• Colombia (5.50%)
• Kenya (11.80%)
• Bolivia (4.90%)
• Africa, regional (6.40%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (25.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural research (31182) (75.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) supports applied research projects that address food security challenges in the developing world. It is jointly funded, coordinated, and implemented in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and uses the combined expertise of both organizations to maximize the impact of the projects funded. Through investments in applied research, the CIFSRF contributes to the development of more productive, sustainable, and gender-sensitive agricultural techniques for women subsistence farmers, with the ultimate goal of making food sources more secure and accessible, and the food produced more nutritious, for poor households - particularly for women and girls, who face the heaviest burden of chronic hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. One of the objectives of the CIFSRF is to ensure that the results generated by the research funded are used to inform food security policies, programs, and on-the-ground development activities. Partnership is also an important aspect of the CIFSRF. All the research projects funded are jointly conducted by Canadian and developing country-based organizations, such as academic institutions, private sector organizations, civil society organizations, or research institutions. These partnerships harness Canada's expertise in agriculture and nutritional science and combine it with first-hand knowledge and expertise in developing countries, to maximize the benefit for development activities.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
24-04-2015 Disbursement -$416,909
14-01-2016 Disbursement -$33,769
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