Since Gender and Youth Equity is one of our primary Principles of Engagement, IFDC projects and research use a gender-sensitive approach to ensure men, women, and youth have equal opportunities for participation in agriculture. Join our celebrations!

Ghana Open Door

On February 8, 2022, IFDC Ghana opened its doors to highlight its expertise and solutions; strengthen relationships; and build synergies to promote agriculture to benefit and improve the livelihoods of thousands of Ghanaian farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.

World Radio Day 2022

Throughout its implementation, the ACMA2)program has forged partnerships with local radio stations in rural areas of Benin to facilitate the project’s scalability and to ensure the empowerment of program participants in agricultural business clusters (ABCs).

Soaring Fertilizer Prices

Sustainable farming systems are based on soil nutrients.
What happens when farmers can no longer access or afford the fertilizers that provide most of these nutrients?

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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. 


Demonstration Plots Established


Farmers Applying Good Agricultural Practices


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.  

2SCALE Team Building

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