Month: July 2014

IFDC’s First Decade: Success Through Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer

The tradition of IFDC’s mission stretches much further back than the Center’s actual creation. In 1933, the U.S. Congress chartered the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a historically underdeveloped region in the southeastern United States that held the capacity to greatly contribute to the nation’s…

Réflexion sur les jalons atteints en quatre décennies

Il est de coutume que l’atteinte d’une étape importante évoque en nous le désir d’évaluer les succès passes et de nous tourner vers des projets futurs tout aussi significatifs. Tel est le cas alors que je me penche sur les 40 années de services rendus par l’IFDC, dans le souci d’atteindre la sécurité alimentaire mondiale tout en améliorant les conditions…

Reflecting on Our Four-Decade Milestone

Traditionally, reaching a historical landmark evokes a desire to examine the successes of one’s past and causes one to look forward to equally meaningful endeavors in the future. Such is the case as I look back over IFDC’s 40 years of service in efforts to achieve global food security while enhancing the lives of billions of smallholder farmers. Upon its…

And The Winner Is…

The Canadian Co-operative Association! This photo of a new irrigation system in the Amhara region of Ethiopia is the winner of our Sustainability Photo Contest. The contest was IFDC’s contribution to Devex’s #FeedingDev Digital Rally. Co-operative members built the irrigation system as part of the Canadian Co-operative Association’s “Climate Resilience and Co-ops in Ethiopia” project. The system enables farmers’ crops…

Global Solutions Needed to Combat Climate Change, Says IFDC

IFDC Media Statement For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Contact: Courtney Greene (256-381-6600, cgreene@ifdc.org, @IFDCNews) July 29, 2014 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), today issued the following statement after the White House announcement to enhance food security efforts due to climate change. “Uncertain climate…

Sustainability Photo Contest

Feeding Development is an online conversation taking place throughout July to reimagine solutions for a food-secure future. As part of Devex’s #FeedingDev Digital Rally, IFDC is launching a sustainability photo contest on July 21. Share photos that demonstrate a sustainable or climate-smart farming technique or innovation. OR share photos demonstrating sustainability in everyday life. The winning photo could appear in…

Market Access

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Smallholder farmers need three things to guarantee profit. Learn how IFDC is helping to bring these farmers success.

What Farmers Need, Part 5 – Market Access

It’s hard for me to imagine life as a smallholder farmer. If I want to sell anything from old furniture to hobbies I’ve grown out of, I take a few pictures on my phone and upload them to Craigslist. Many in the world, including – and often especially – smallholder farmers, don’t have such easy access to a market. Market…

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