NOW OPEN: Food Security Research Fund from IDRC

Food Security:  Call for Concept NotesJambo and other international greetings, Funds Fans!  Here’s a gooder of a fund for food security projects in Africa, India, Peru and in the Caribbean.

Call for concept notes: The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund from IDRC

Around the world, a lack of food security affects an estimated one billion people. To meet global needs, food production must double by 2030. Yet while demand for food grows, so too do the mounting problems of environmental degradation, decreasing water resources, and loss of fertile soil.  At IDRC, improving food security through research is one of their key activities. To meet this goal, the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund supports applied research that combats hunger and poverty.  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.  Please note that any applicant organization not based in Canada must be based in one of the eligible countries and the research work carried out must also take place in one (or more) of the eligible countries.

Deadline for submission of concept notes: June 5, 2013.

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