Month: June 2014

Joining the United Nations’ Zero Hunger Challenge

Rallying for a World Without Hunger What would a world without hunger look like? Can you imagine it? Norman Borlaug, the “Father of the Green Revolution,” imagined that a world free of hunger would be a world free of war. Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, he quoted Lord John Boyd Orr, “You can’t build peace on empty stomachs!” Feeding the…

IFDC Partners With Kenyan Government to Accelerate Agriculture

Contact: Courtney Greene (256-381-6600, cgreene@ifdc.org, @IFDCNews) June 13, 2014 – Nairobi, Kenya – Today, the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and the Kenyan government signed an accreditation agreement formalizing their shared commitment to sustainable agricultural development in the country. The agreement establishes Kenya as a “host” country to IFDC. IFDC’s priorities are those of Kenya – ensuring that fertilizer, training…

VALAGRO S.P.A and the International Fertilizer Development Center to Collaborate on Developing Innovative Fertilizers for Developing Countries

Valagro and IFDC agree to collaborate to develop fertilizers with enhanced nutrient uptake to address specific needs of small farmers in the developing regions of the world Atessa, Muscle Shoals – Valagro –  a leader in the production and marketing of biostimulants and trace elements, and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) – an internationally reputed public organisation in the…

Les formations internationales de l’IFDC – Pourquoi irais-je?

Depuis 1974, l’IFDC a organisé plus de 700 ateliers formels, des voyages d’études et des programmes de formation, pour plus de 11 000 représentants du secteur privé et public venant de plus de 150 pays qui ont bénéficié de l’expertise que l’IFDC offre. Notre arbre généalogique dit tout; nous savons former. Chaque année, nous créons des programmes de formation –…

Le voyage incroyable de l’engrais

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Saviez-vous que la distribution de l’engrais aux agriculteurs en Afrique est un processus important qui exige un temps long et beaucoup d’argent ? Découvrez les détails du voyage de l’engrais en lisant notre bande dessinée.

The Amazing Journey of a Bag of Fertilizer

Getting fertilizer into the hands of farmers isn’t as easy as you might think. If I need to fertilize my garden, I drive down to the co-op, swipe my debit card and load it into my car. No big deal. But for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, well, it’s just not that easy. It all starts in Eurasia, North America,…

The Amazing Fertilizer Journey

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Did you know that getting fertilizer to farmers in Africa is a major process that involves extended periods of time and large amounts of money? Learn the details of the fertilizer journey by reading our comic strip.

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5 Misconceptions About Fertilizer

The first one through the fifth will shock you! You probably won’t see this list on Buzzfeed, but here are a few fertilizer misconceptions: 1 – Fertilizer will end world hunger. While getting the right fertilizers into the hands of farmers is hard enough, fertilizer alone cannot grow more food. Fertilizer is only part of a bigger solution that includes…

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