Month: January 2013

IFDC Launches CATALIST-Uganda

January 31, 2013 – KAMPALA, Uganda – The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) officially launched the CATALIST-Uganda project to help strengthen Uganda’s agricultural sector. The event, held at the Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe, was presided over by Tress Bucyanayandi Ugandan Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. IFDC focuses on increasing agricultural productivity and food security in developing countries…

IFDC Senior Scientist, Oumou Camara was Published in AU Echo

Dr. Oumou Camara, senior scientist – economics and country representative in Ethiopia, wrote an article ‘Towards the Achievement of An African Green Revolution: Key Accomplishments Since the 2006 Africa Fertilizer Summit,’ which was published January 27 in Issue 05 of the AU Echo. Camara is seconded to the African Union Commission Agriculture and Food Security Division Department of Rural Economy…

USAID Report Features Chapin’s Quarter Acre Kits in Afghanistan

Drip irrigation technology was demonstrated to farmers in Afghanistan using Chapin’s 1/4 Acre Drip Irrigation Kit via USAID’s Afghanistan Water, Agriculture and Technology Transfer (AWATT) Project. The drip irrigation technology demonstration was implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center. Read the full article from the Chapin Living Waters Bucket Kit News.

Growing Pressure From A Wasteful World

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has published a new report that estimates that half of the world’s food production is wasted. The report finds that consumer trends in developed countries and poor storage and access to markets in developing countries are to blame. Read the full article from Farming First.

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