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 means uncertain harvests for the world’s 500 million small farms – and consequently an unstable global food supply. The White House’s recent focus on climate data for food resilience exemplifies the type of global solutions the world needs to achieve and maintain food security in the face of climate change.

“IFDC is partnering with Bangladesh research institutions to reduce nitrous oxide (a potent greenhouse gas) emissions from rice production using more efficient fertilization and irrigation methods. We are also training farmers around the world to mitigate the impact of changing climate through sustainable practices that improve the fertility of their soils, increase crop yields and reduce GHG emissions.

“With governments, organizations and private entities working together, we can significantly reduce the impact of climate change, while building a resilient and climate smart food system.”

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IFDC is a public international organization addressing critical issues such as international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency through the use of agricultural technologies including fertilizers and other inputs.

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