Month: May 2011

Only Licensed Dealers to Sell Agro-Chemicals, Says EPA in Ghana

HO, Ghana – Only licensed agro-dealers will be allowed to sell agro-chemicals in Ghana, according to the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The three-year Ghana Agro-Dealer Development (GADD) project will train 2,200 agro-input dealers in the country. The training will teach the dealers to educate farmers on the correct use and handling of agro-chemicals. GADD is funded by the Alliance…

IFDC Launches Ag Input Reporting Network

NAIROBI, Kenya – IFDC launched its Internet-based price-reporting tool, AMITSA, for eastern and southern Africa at the Farm Chemicals International Trade Summit in Nairobi. The system tracks prices of 50 key crop inputs so farmers can confidently purchase seed, fertilizers and pesticides from local dealers knowing they are paying a fair price.

Only Licensed Dealers to Sell Agro-Chemicals, Says EPA in Ghana

HO, Ghana – Only licensed agro-dealers will be allowed to sell agro-chemicals in Ghana, according to the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The three-year Ghana Agro-Dealer Development (GADD) project will train 2,200 agro-input dealers in the country. The training will teach the dealers to educate farmers on the correct use and handling of agro-chemicals. GADD is funded by the Alliance…

Rivers to Create Employment for Youths in Agriculture

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria – The Rivers State government will create agricultural employment opportunities for youths in the state, according to Governor Chibuike Amaechi. The statement was made during a visit from the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Bert Ronhaar, to participate in the launch of the Cassava Plus project. According to Ronhaar, “As the world’s second largest exporter of…

Guti Urea Helps Mymensingh Farmers Grow 50,000 Tons More Rice

TRISHAL, Bangladesh – Farmers in the Mymensingh district of Bangladesh have used Guti urea on over 50,000 hectares of land, resulting in 50,000 tons more rice. The deep placement of urea supergranules (Guti) increases crop yields and improves farmers’ productivity and income.

IFDC and Partners Expand Cassava Plus Project to Rivers State in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

May 12, 2011 – PORT HARCOURT, Rivers State, Nigeria, and MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., United States – IFDC’s successful Cassava Plus (Cassava+) project has expanded into the Niger Delta of Nigeria through the Rivers State Cassava Initiative (RSCI). The RSCI is being led by the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), which is partnering with IFDC, the Dutch Agricultural & Development…

USAID, Kingdom of the Netherlands, IFDC and AGRA Partner to Improve Food Security in South Sudan

May 10, 2011 – JUBA, South Sudan, and MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., United States – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IFDC and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) signed a communiqué (shown below press release) to formalize their joint commitment to promote food security and the development of the agricultural private…

Agro-Input Market Information System Launches in Eastern and Southern Africa

May 17, 2011 – NAIROBI, Kenya – The Regional Agricultural Input Market Information and Transparency System (AMITSA) was formally launched today during the Farm Chemicals International (FCI) Trade Summit being held in Nairobi. Hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Trade Summit brings together agro-input…

USAID and the Netherlands Boost S. Sudan’s Private Sector

JUBA, South Sudan – A consortium of development partners, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IFDC and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), signed a communiqué to promote food security and the development of the agricultural private sector in the new nation of South Sudan. The communiqué was signed by Jim…

Seed Assistance Voucher Program Launched to Stimulate Kyrgyz Agricultural Sector

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – About 30,000 farmers in Kyrgyzstan have received quality seed through the Seed Assistance Voucher Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by the Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development project.

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