Monday, April 15, 2013

 

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund

IDRC announces this 2013 call as part of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (the “Fund”). This call will support new research to improve food production and distribution, and the health and nutritional dimensions of food security in developing countries.

Through this call, the Fund is looking to harness the best of the private, public and non-governmental sectors to expand its research portfolio and lay the groundwork for scaling-up research results and innovations – within a country, across a region, and possibly, across continents.

This is an open, competitive call for concept notes, and submissions may come from new or existing partnerships.

The goal of the CIFSRF is to develop more equitable, productive and environmentally sustainable agri-food systems that increase food security and enhance nutrition in developing countries.

The key objectives of the Fund are to:

  1. Increase food security in developing countries by funding applied research in agricultural development and nutrition;
  2. Apply Canadian science and technology expertise in collaboration with developing country partners to address food security;
  3. Use research results to inform food security policies and programs; and
  4. Identify innovations and scale-up the most promising research results.

This 2013 call will support new research projects to improve food production and distribution, and the health and nutritional dimensions of food security in developing countries. Through this call, the Fund is looking to expand its research portfolio to other innovative research ideas and lay the groundwork for scaling-up research results and innovations – within a country, across a region, and possibly, across continents.

More information.

Deadline: June 5, 2013



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