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.
The Feminist Open Government Initiative (FOGO) has awarded $240,000 in research grants to five organizations to help close the knowledge gap around gender equality, women’s participation, and open government.
One important challenge facing post-secondary institutions today is how to transform themselves into agents of sustainability. In the last decade, a number of initiatives in Canada set out strategies and forums to share experiences and best practices and to advance teaching and research for social and environmental sustainability. But few of these provided an opportunity to engage with institutions in developing countries.
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (the FAO) estimates that there are roughly a quarter million plant varieties available for agriculture, but less than 3 percent of these are in use today.