Fertilizers, Food Production And Poverty Eradication in Africa

October 20, 2010 – “The Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama-based International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), Amit Roy, has said that fertilizers are strong factors in efforts at increasing food production and attaining food security.

‘We see fertilizer not only as an important ingredient in the global response to increasing food prices, but also, as a factor for an enhanced turn-around in food production and food security, as well as poverty reduction in general in Africa,’ he said, adding that ‘The next generation of fertilizer issues is, therefore, more relevant to Africa than anywhere else, involving a combination of research networks, structured production, market delivery and preservation mechanisms.’

Mr. Roy made the statement while responding to questions from African Development Bank (AfDB) staff after a presentation on October 19, 2010 in Tunis…”

Read the full article from the African Development Bank.

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