Month: December 2010

Kyrgyzstan Agro-Input Enterprise Development Follow-On Project Continues Food Security Mission

December 6, 2010 – MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded IFDC a two-year contract to implement the Kyrgyzstan Agro-Input Enterprise Development Follow-On project. The project is countering setbacks to previous agricultural intensification successes in the wake of Kyrgyz political and social disruptions in the spring of 2010. Mirroring successful predecessor projects (2001-2010), IFDC…

Seed Fair in Arusha, Tanzania to Launch the New Year

Arusha, Tanzania – IFDC will be participating in the World Vegetable Center’s (AVRDC) seed fair in Tanzania in January 2011. The seed fair will showcase AVRDC’s line of improved vegetable seeds. Read the full article from Seed Quest.

New FAO Deputy Director-General Appointed

December 1, 2010 – Ann Tutwiler has been appointed one of the two Deputy Directors-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Tutwiler served on IFDC’s board of directors from 2006 to 2009. Before her position with FAO, Tutwiler worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Read the full…

IFDC and IPNI Nail Two P Myths

November/December 2010 – A recent report by IFDC concludes that global resources for phosphate rock will be available for the foreseeable future. The report was written by Steven J. Van Kauwenbergh, IFDC principal scientist and leader of IFDC’s Phosphate Research and Resources Initiative. Dr. Terry Roberts, president of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), attended the release of the report,…

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