Soil changes lives.

Providing solutions to create a food-secure, environmentally sustainable world. 

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Our Solutions

IFDC believes the key to global food security starts with the soil and ends at the supermarket. We strive to develop better fertilizer and production technologies, transfer these improved technologies to smallholder farmers, and connect these farmers to efficient and profitable markets. By working with strategic partners, we build local capacity and ensure sustainable impact. 

1,207

Demonstration Plots Established

549k

Farmers Applying Good Agricultural Practices

331

Public-Private Partnerships Formed

IFDC specializes in:

  • Soil and Fertilizer Research 
  • Market Systems Development 
  • Public-Private Partnerships 
  • Capacity Building and Training 
  • Environmental Stewardship 

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About Us

We are scientists, development professionals, and community members dedicated to scientific innovations that increase global food production, protect the environment, and empower smallholder farmers. Since 1974, we have worked in more than 100 countries to improve food security from right where it all starts: the soil.  

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IFDC is comprised of a dynamic team of individuals working worldwide to help improve sustainability.