Month: March 2014

Farmers Can Alleviate Climate Risks with Right Tools, Says IFDC

IFDC Media Statement For Immediate Release Monday, March 31, 2014 (MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala.) Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), issued the following statement on Monday, March 31, following the release of the latest report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “Uncertain climate equals uncertain harvests. Climate change affects food security,…

Smallholder Farmers: The Impact of Climate Change

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Smallholder farmers are responsible for supplying most of the food in developing countries. Thus they are some of the most susceptible to the effects of climate change.

Alleviating Climate Change – One Farmer at a Time

5 Ways Smallholder Farmers Can Reduce and React to Climate Impact Smallholder farmers feel the effects of climate change in the hardness of their soils and the unexpected winds of the oncoming cyclone. For centuries, their farming techniques enabled them to be resilient in the face of expected weather variances. But climate change is becoming more volatile, increasing the risks…

IFDC Honors Dr. Norman Borlaug

IFDC Media Statement For Immediate Release Monday, March 24, 2014 IFDC Honors Dr. Norman Borlaug (Muscle Shoals, Ala.) Dr. Amit Roy, President and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), issued the following statement in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birthday on Tuesday, March 25: “Today, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birthday of…

IFDC Honors Dr. Norman Borlaug

IFDC Media Statement For Immediate Release Monday, March 24, 2014 IFDC Honors Dr. Norman Borlaug (Muscle Shoals, Ala.) Dr. Amit Roy, President and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), issued the following statement in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birthday on Tuesday, March 25: “Today, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birthday of…

Sustainable Farming Key to Water Security, Says IFDC

IFDC Media Statement For Immediate Release Friday, March 20, 2014 Sustainable Farming Key to Water Security, Says IFDC (MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala.) Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), issued the following statement in recognition of United Nations World Water Day 2014 on Saturday, March 22, 2014: “Agriculture accounts for approximately 70 percent of the…

Summary for Catley-Carlson Interview

Margaret Catley-Carlson, former chairperson of the Global Water Partnership and member of the IFDC Board of Directors, discusses the connection between water, energy and food security.

Water for Farmers Is Food for the World

A blog for World Water Day 2014 and Part 2 of the series “What Farmers Need” Farmers need water. Some farmers can grow plants without soil, but farmers will go to great – and sometimes unscientific – lengths to find reliable water sources. Why? Because plants cannot grow without adequate water. The United Nations World Water Day theme for 2014…

Water

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Water is a key ingredient in successful plant growth. To help increase irrigation efficiency, IFDC promotes water retention techniques such as alternate wetting and drying, drip irrigation, minimum tillage and terracing.

Increasing Nutrition: Women Farmers at the Forefront

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Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world, with health risks passed from mother to child. With funding from USAID, IFDC and the Walmart Foundation are working with women farmers in Bangladesh to help diversify diets and increase nutrition.

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