IDRC @ the University of Alberta’s inaugural International Food Security Dialogue

April 30-May 2 2014. OTTAWA. Scientists working on the front lines of hunger in Canada and the developing world gathered in Edmonton,  to find solutions for how small-holder farmers can become more productive, resilient, and profitable. 

 The inaugural International Food Security Dialogue, organized by the University of Alberta with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), provided a rallying platform for food security researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to find ways of feeding the estimated 870 million people who go to bed hungry every night.

The International Food Security Dialogue put the spotlight on new and emerging findings from projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America supported by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). A key component of Canada’s Food Security Strategy, CIFSRF is funded by IDRC in collaboration with DFATD, and aims to put into practice on-the-ground solutions to hunger and malnutrition. 

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