Month: March 2013

Dr. Prem Bindraban Appointed Executive Director of Virtual Fertilizer Research Center

March 26, 2013 – MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., USA – Dr. Amit H. Roy, president and chief executive officer of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), announced today that Dr. Prem Bindraban has been appointed as executive director of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center (VFRC), a semi-autonomous unit of IFDC. Bindraban will begin his duties on June 15 and will be…

United Through Markets

“United Through Markets” presents the experiences of entrepreneurial individuals who are building small- to medium-scale businesses through new relationships with colleagues and agribusiness cluster and value chain partnerships. The video illustrates IFDC’s Competitive Agricultural Systems and Enterprises (CASE) solution by featuring four agribusiness clusters in Ghana. The video was produced by Dr. Toon DeFoer on behalf of IFDC.

USAID Supports Improvements in Ginning Systems in the C-4 Countries – “Open Days for Cotton Ginning” at SOFITEX in Burkina Faso

March 20th, 2013 – BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso – The United States government supports the cotton sector in West and Central Africa through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) West African Cotton Improvement Program (USAID WACIP). The program covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, commonly known as the C-4 countries, plus Senegal. USAID WACIP is helping increase farmers’ incomes…

Interview with Board Member Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy, IFDC board member, discusses IFDC’s growth and its role in the future of agricultural development. Murphy chairs the board’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Africa, Executive and Budget committees.

Caught Up

This 15-minute video warns farmers about the dangers of purchasing adulterated crop protection products. Produced by IFDC, CropLife Africa Middle East, Peter Bloch and Media Productions.

Privatization of Rwanda’s Fertilizer Import and Distribution System (Closed-Captioned)

This 5-minute video details the work of the USAID Privatization of Rwanda’s Fertilizer Import and Distribution System (PReFER) project.

Charlotte Hebebrand Interview

Charlotte Hebebrand, director general of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), discusses the challenges and opportunities in her new role, and the role of the industry in building sustainable agricultural markets.

Interview with Margaret Catley-Carlson

Margaret Catley-Carlson, current patron and former chairperson of the Global Water Partnership and member of the IFDC Board of Directors, discusses various areas of water stewardship related to agricultural development.

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