Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation and MP for Newmarket-Aurora, Lois Brown, announced today that Canada will invest an additional $62.5 million to make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries through its flagship Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF). Ms. Brown made the announcement at the University of Guelph alongside some of the Canadian researchers already supported by the fund.
She also launched CIFSRF’s 2013 call for new research projects.
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.
Deadline for submission of concept notes is June 5, 2013.
Project budgets under this call will be in the range of CA$1 to CA$5 million.
To read the Call for Concept Notes and associated documents, and to access the application form, visit the Competitions page.
The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) is a program of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).