Soil changes lives.

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

Young Ethiopian Woman Farmer Smiling
Meki Batu Ethiopia - Fruit and Vegetable Growers Cooperative

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and disrupt operations for many organizations, IFDC is taking measures to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, their families, our project beneficiaries, and our partners.

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.  

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