More & Better Fertilizers

IFDC believes that a realistic take on improving soil health, especially on the African continent, is required to achieve sustainable, long-term, and climate-smart availability of nutritious foods.

2021 Annual Report

Our mission is as relevant as ever – to identify and scale sustainable solutions for soil and plant nutrition to achieve our vision of a food-secure and environmentally sustainable world through healthier soils and plants.

ASPEN Project Launch

IFDC launched the Assessment of State Fertilizer Scenario and Promoting Efficient Nutrient Management (ASPEN) project, which will provide technical backstopping to the fertilizer sector assessment of Assam state and introduce fertilizer deep placement (FDP) and nanofertilizer for promoting efficient nutrient management.

Patrice's AGRF Interview

In this interview with Rwanda TV, Patrice Annequin, Chief of Party for the Feed the Future Enhancing Growth through Regional Agricultural Input Systems (EnGRAIS) Project for West Africa, discusses the food crisis in Africa, decreased food security and agricultural productivity on the continent, and collaborative solutions to improve resiliency such as those pinpointed by the AGRF 2022.

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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.