USAID WACIP Holds its Sixth National Advisory Committee Meeting
May 3, 2013 – N’DJAMENA, Chad – One of the ways cotton producers’ incomes can be increased is through the improvement of agricultural productivity. Therefore, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) West African Cotton Improvement Program (USAID WACIP) focuses on the dissemination of good agricultural practices (GAP), integrated pest management (IPM) and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) in the C-4 countries. Read more.
Dr. Prem Bindraban Appointed Executive Director of Virtual Fertilizer Research Center
March 26, 2013 – MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. and WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – Dr. Amit H. Roy, president and chief executive officer of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), announced today that Dr. Prem Bindrabanhas been appointed as executive director of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center (VFRC), a semi-autonomous unit of IFDC. Bindraban will begin his duties on June 15 and will be based in the VFRC office in Washington, D.C.
USAID Supports Improvements in Ginning Systems in the C-4 Countries - “Open Days for Cotton Ginning” at SOFITEX in Burkina Faso
March 20th, 2013 – Bobo-Dioulasso – The United States government supports the cotton sector in West and Central Africa through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) West African Cotton Improvement Program (USAID WACIP). Read more.
USAID WACIP organizes the first artisanal textile exhibition in Cotonou, Benin
March 6, 2013 – COTONOU, Benin – The United States government supports the cotton sector in West and Central Africa through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) West African Cotton Improvement Program (USAID WACIP). 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.
IFDC Launches CATALIST-Uganda
January 31, 2013 – KAMPALA, Uganda – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) officially launched the CATALIST-Uganda project to help strengthen Uganda’s agricultural sector. Read more.
USAID WACIP Builds SOFITEX Capacity
December 7, 2012 – BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso – The United States Government supports the cotton sector in Central and West Africa through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) West Africa Cotton Improvement Program (USAID WACIP). Read more.
IFDC Launches USAID West Africa Fertilizer Program
November 15, 2012 – Accra, Ghana – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) launched the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) West Africa Fertilizer Program in Accra, November 15, 2012, under the theme: “Ensuring availability and use of affordable fertilizers in the sub-region.” Read more.
IFDC’s AAPI Project to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Bangladesh
November 5, 2012 – DHAKA, Bangladesh, and MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – IFDC is researching and mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from lowland rice farming in Bangladesh through a new ‘climate-smart’ component of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement (AAPI) project. Read more.
mFarms ICT Platform Launched
November 5, 2012, Tamale, Ghana – Supporting the introduction of new business solutions into the agricultural sector, the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), with funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), launched mFarms, its information and communications technology (ICT) platform. The launch took place on 23 October 2012, at the Radach Lodge and Conference Center in Tamale, Ghana. Read more.