The Global Adaptation Research Program (now known as the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia or CARIAA) is a new partnership between IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development.
The 2013-2015 outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) was unprecedented, resulting in more than 11,000 human deaths with an estimated total cost of US$4.
The nutrition transition towards unhealthy and unsustainable patterns of food production and consumption in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in micro and macronutrient deficiencies and the contrasting, but concurrent, rise in overweight and obesity.
The West Indian Ocean Deltas Exchange and Research Network (WIoDER) aims to support research, training, and pilot interventions in up to four Western Indian Ocean river deltas under pressure from human activity.
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is leading a regional communications and training program for local journalists to improve science-based journalism in health emergencies during crisis and post-crisis periods.
This project will help establish an Ecohealth Chair in Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems to improve the sustainability of conservation areas and the health of local communities, livestock, and wildlife in Central and East Africa.
Since 2001, the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) has worked to enhance the skills and knowledge of African researchers to conduct environmental economics and policy analyses relevant to Africa's challenges.
Because roots, tubers, and bananas are food crops primarily traded in local markets, their prices are not subject to the volatility that affects global markets for staple grains such as wheat and maize.