CultiAF-funded project uses gender-inclusive financing, certification of processed fish products, improved access to formal markets, and promotion of community-level gender equality to reduce post-harvest aquaculture losses.
Research in Action
Food and Agriculture
In 2020, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the global pandemic “could reverse the limited progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights” over the past 25 years.
With face to face interactions restricted or no longer possible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) research teams in Kenya and Mozambique are finding new ways to use digital technologies to continue working with their beneficiaries.
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.
The Annual Public Meeting, held in Ottawa in November, offered highlights from IDRC-supported research in the past year, discussed priorities for the year ahead, and provided citizens the opportunity to ask questions of IDRC’s Board of Governors and senior management.
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.