IDRC & Global Affairs Canada: Towards a Food Secure Future: Lessons from CIFSRF and Beyond - Oct 3-4, 2018

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:30am to 5:00pm
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd. Ottawa, Ontario

The event will take place Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Seating is limited so please register for the event.

Lunch and refreshments will be served on October 3 and 4.

French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available. The event venue is fully accessible.

This event will be live streamed and posted on IDRC's YouTube channel and GAC's YouTube channel and Facebook page.


The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are hosting a learning event for the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) entitled “Towards a food secure future: Lessons from CIFSRF and beyond”.

This event will showcase the results from nine years of research for development work through 39 projects in 25 countries. Their 40 Southern and 20 Canadian partners have developed, tested, and scaled up innovative solutions that create lasting and sustainable change.

Join a group of grantees, public servants, researchers, thought-leaders, policymakers, civil society organizations, and key stakeholders in agriculture and food security as they present and discuss how CIFSRF has impacted the lives of women and men in the Global South, including smallholder farmers, particularly women, and what that means for Canada.

Diverse panel experts will deliver special presentations highlighting discoveries and lessons learned, followed by a dynamic discussion on six key themes:

  1. Sustainable agricultural production
  2. Nutrition and health outcomes
  3. Market access and income for small-scale farmers
  4. Collaborative partnerships
  5. Scaling up innovations for impact
  6. Gender equality in agriculture and food security

These high-level experts and experienced stakeholders will explore how CIFSRF’s results can inform and help to improve our global food systems, including the role of women and girls in enacting change. Farmers and emerging Southern researchers will also offer their perspective on how CIFSRF has impacted their lives.

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