Smallholder Farmers in Upper West Region Attend Input Fairs
May 14, 2013 – Smallholder farmers from five communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana attended agro-input fairs sponsored by IFDC to develop and strengthen business linkages. Read more.
AGRA Commends Partners in Northern Region of Ghana
May 10, 2013 – The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has commended three of its partner institutions for their hard work, passion and dedication to the implementation of the Agriculture Value Chain Mentorship Project (AVCMP) in Ghana. Read more.
IFDC - A Catalyst in Africa and Asia
This Fertilizer International article highlights two IFDC projects that improve food security in Africa and a Bangladesh project that is measuring greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation.
New Issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) Available
The latest issue (Vol. 13, No. 2) of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) is now available. Read more.
Dr. Amit Roy featured in Farming First's Newsletter
Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), was featured in Farming First's January-March 2013 newsletter, where he spoke about the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. Read more.
Phosphorus: Essential to life—Are we running out?
April 2, 2013 - In 2010, the International Fertilizer Development Center determined that phosphate rock reserves would last for several centuries. Read more.
More irrigation facilities can boost rice production in Ghana
The AVCMP is being implemented by the Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), the International Fertilizer Development Center and GAABIC. Read more.
Scientists set out to increase agricultural production in Ghana
AVCMP has met to develop ways to produce media messages on Integrated Soil. Read more.
Seeking an end to malnutrition
How can smallholders be supported to grow crops that have high nutritional value?
This and other questions recently came under discussion at a conference organized by The Economist - Feeding the World: Accelerating Global Collaboration on Food Security - held in Amsterdam. IFDC’s Dr. Amit Roy participated in the conference and shared his views with New Agriculturist. Read more.
Smarter use of nutrients will help clean up the planet, say scientists
A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered the natural flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients. “Our Nutrient World” will be launched at the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum being held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 22 February 2013. The study was carried out by nearly 50 experts from 14 countries. IFDC’s Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO, and Dr. Deborah T. Hellums, program leader – Soil and Plant Nutrition, were part of the team of experts who collaborated with lead author of the report, Professor Mark Sutton from the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Read more.