The International Development Centre (IDRC) of Canada was established to encourage and support researchers and innovators in developing countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. IDRC’s goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment. Food and agriculture is one of IDRC’s 11 themes. IDRC funds both research and postgraduate training. IDRC also maintains a digital library in order to provide the research community with access to IDRC research results and documents generated by its grants. The three-volume participatory research and development sourcebook is just one of the many IDRC volumes that would be of relevance to the RUFORUM constituency. In addition, for those interested in value chain research, IDRC published A handbook for value chain research in 2001, which is well worth consulting. IDRC publications carry a Creative Commons license.