Month: August 2014

Albania: A Market-Building Case Study

Few nations have experienced the rapid change in their agriculture sectors that Albania underwent in the 20th century. Over a span of 32 years, from 1950 to 1982, Albanian farmers lost all control of the land their families cultivated. The People’s Socialist Republic of Albania (PSRA) further throttled the agriculture sector by imposing extremely restrictive tariffs and value-added taxes on…

IFDC’s Second Decade: Reviving Markets

IFDC saw many challenges in its second decade, facing head-on a deathly famine in sub-Saharan Africa and the economic aftershocks from the fall of communism. Though challenging, these and other experiences caused the center to grow in reputation and in the scope of our work. Beginning in the 1960s and reaching the greatest level of devastation in the mid-1980s, a…

Africa Needs a Resilient and Climate-Smart Food System, Says IFDC

IFDC Media Statement For Immediate Release Monday, August 4, 2014 Contact: Courtney Greene (256-381-6600, cgreene@ifdc.org, @IFDCNews) Africa Needs a Resilient and Climate-Smart Food System, Says IFDC Today’s Announcement of the Global Resilience Partnership Helps Pave the Way Aug. 4, 2014 – Muscle Shoals, Ala., United States – Dr. Amit Roy, president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC),…

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