Month: February 2013

Smarter use of nutrients will help clean up the planet, say scientists

A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered the natural flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients. While this has had huge benefits for world food and energy production, it has caused a web of water and air pollution that is damaging human health, causing toxic algal blooms, killing fish, threatening sensitive…

Le Coton: sur le Chemin de la Performance (Cotton: The Path to Performance)

USAID WACIP collaborates with one of its key partners, SODEFITEX of Senegal, to increase ginning efficiency and improve cotton quality.

Launch of the PRODIB Project in Burkina Faso

National television coverage of the launch of the Professionalization of Agro-Input Dealers in Burkina Faso (PRODIB) project in Ouagadougou, May 24, 2011.

A Documentary on Nigeria’s Fertilizer Voucher Program

Many smallholder farmers in Nigeria have access to subsidized fertilizer for the first time in 10 years, thanks to the Nigeria Fertilizer Voucher Program.

Fertilizer Voucher Program in Nigeria

This seven-minute video demonstrates how pilot-scale smart subsidy voucher programs in Nigeria are improving the availability of fertilizer to smallholder farmers.

Cassava Revolution


<“Cassava Revolution” is a documentary demonstrating how a public-private partnership is transforming cassava production into a commercially viable enterprise. The film showcases the Cassava Plus project in Nigeria, which helps smallholder farmers shift from subsistence to commercial cassava production by linking them to value-added markets.

Sustainable Energy – English Captions

A charcoal producer discusses an improved method of carbonization introduced through the CATALIST/SEW project. The modern technique results in increased production of better quality charcoal with little waste.

MAKALA (Modern Charcoal Production – Full Version)

A documentary on the IFDC CATALIST/SEW project’s modern charcoal production and agroforestry programs in Burundi, DRC and Rwanda. Run time: 40 minutes.

Sustainable Energy – French Captions

A charcoal producer discusses an improved method of carbonization introduced through the CATALIST/SEW project. The modern technique results in increased production of better quality charcoal with little waste. (French captions)

Mozambique and IFDC – Working Together to Improve Agriculture and Lives

This 10-minute film demonstrates Mozambique’s increased agricultural production as a result of IFDC projects.

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