Month: July 2012

Local Organization Part of Food Security Group

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – “The International Fertilizer Development Center, which is based in Muscle Shoals, has joined with International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture and the Base of the Pyramid Innovation Center, both based in the Netherlands, to help impoverished farmers in nine African nations. The project is being funded by the Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation……

Counterfeiting: Technical Enforcement

CropLife Uganda, CropLife Africa Middle East and IFDC are using mobile technology to prevent illegal and counterfeit agricultural products from entering the Ugandan crop protection market. IFDC is testing and developing a short message service (SMS) scratch-based technology in which manufacturers print code numbers on products that are revealed after scratching off the top film. Then, the purchaser enters the…

IFDC Begins CATALIST-2 and CATALIST-Uganda Projects

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – Two new IFDC projects build on the success of the recently completed Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability (CATALIST) project. CATALIST was a five and one-half year agricultural intensification project in Burundi, Rwanda and the North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CATALIST-2 will build on the…

2SCALE Project to Improve Food Security in Nine Countries Across Africa

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – The new ‘Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship’ project (2SCALE) will improve rural livelihoods, nutrition and food security in nine countries across Africa. 2SCALE’s strategic objective is to develop a portfolio of 500 robust and viable agribusiness clusters and value chains in these countries, supplying food to regional, national and local markets…

Great Quest Metals Signs MoU with IFDC for Market and Technical Studies on Tilemsi Phosphate

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada – IFDC and Great Quest Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for IFDC to conduct market and technical studies for the mineral company’s Tilemsi Phosphate Project. The study will evaluate the current market for phosphate both as direct application fertilizer and as a component for blended NPK fertilizer. In addition, IFDC will provide ongoing technical…

2SCALE Project to Improve Food Security in Nine Countries Across Africa

July 9, 2012 – MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – The new ‘Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship’ project (2SCALE) will improve rural livelihoods, nutrition and food security in nine countries across Africa. 2SCALE’s strategic objective is to develop a portfolio of 500 robust and viable agribusiness clusters and value chains in these countries, supplying food to regional,…

IFDC Partners with Cooperatives to Build, Improve Agricultural Linkages

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – Since 1995, every first Saturday in July has been designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day of Cooperatives. This day serves to highlight the positive effects of cooperatives on such global issues as poverty reduction, unemployment and social integration. Falling on July 7 this year, the International Day of Cooperatives shares its…

Project in DRC Aims to Increase Fertilizer Use

Democratic Republic of Congo – The International Fertilizer Development Center is training farmers in North Kivu, DRC, to increase the productivity of their land by using fertilizer. The increased yields and income resulting from the correct use of fertilizers are also reducing conflict in the area. Men and women are peacefully working side by side, and more people are able…

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