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 partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, IDRC is pleased to launch a call for action research proposals on Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) – East Africa.
Extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves are threatening the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers across Africa — and they are projected to increase due to climate change.
Phase 1 of the INSFEED project established a strong scientific basis and demonstrated technical feasibility, economic profitability, and established standards to promote and guide the use of insects in animal feed in Kenya and Uganda.
Practical support, services, and training can go a long way toward improving opportunities for women. However, to ensure these opportunities are sustainable and grounded in local realities, we need to confront the underlying norms and systems at the root of gender-based inequalities. Only then will we have lasting and meaningful gender-transformative change.
Beans are an important source of protein, especially for low- and middle-income households, but consumption is limited by the high energy and water requirements for cooking beans as well as the long cooking time of 2-3 hours.